GovTrack’s Bill Summary
We don’t have a summary available yet.
Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
Act for the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons - Establishes penalties for killing, attempting to kill, kidnapping, assaulting, or threatening a foreign officer, official guest, or internationally protected person.
Establishes additional penalties for assault on such persons with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
Defines "internationally protected person" to mean a chief of state, head of government, or foreign minister, and any member of his family accompanying him.
Establishes penalties for willfully intimidating, coercing, or harassing an official guest and for obstructing a foreign official in the performance of official duties.
Establishes penalties for committing specified acts on or within 100 feet of any building or premises used by a foreign government, foreign official, or international organization for diplomatic or residential purposes if such acts are intended to intimidate, coerce, threaten, or harass any foreign official or obstruct such individual in the performance of official duties.
Authorizes the United States, if the victim of an offense under this Act is an internationally protected person, to exercise jurisdiction over the offense if the alleged offender is present within the United States, irrespective of the place where the offense was committed or the nationality of the victim or the alleged offender.
Authorises the Attorney General to request assistance from any Federal, State, or local agency, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force, any statute, rule, or regulation to the contrary notwithstanding, in order to enforce this Act. (Amends 18 U.S.C. 112, 970, 1116, 1201; Adds 18 U.S.C. 878)
House Republican Conference Summary
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
No summary available.
House Democratic Caucus Summary
The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.
So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.
We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.