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S. 635 (102nd): Comprehensive Violent Crime Control Act of 1991

A bill to restore an enforceable federal death penalty, to curb the abuse of habeas corpus, to reform the exclusionary rule, to combat criminal violence involving firearms, to protect witnesses and other participants in the criminal justice system from violence and intimidation, to address the problem of gangs and serious juvenile offenders, to combat terrorism, to combat sexual violence and child abuse, to provide for drug testing of offenders in the criminal justice process, to secure the right of victims and defendants to equal justice without regard to race or color, to enhance the rights of crime victims, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Mar 13, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 6, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Strom Thurmond

Senator for South Carolina



Mar 13, 1991

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Jun 6, 1991
Ordered Reported

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S. 635 (102nd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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