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


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 from South Carolina


About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

3/13/1991--Introduced.Comprehensive Violent Crime Control Act of 1991 - TitleI - Death PenaltyCapital Punishment Procedures Act of 1991 - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish criteria for the imposition of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 13, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 6, 1991
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 635”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


25 cosponsors (25R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1225 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 1989

H.R. 1400 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 1991

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