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.

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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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The “S.” in “S. 635” means this is a Senate 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.

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Mar 13, 1991
Reported by Committee
Jun 6, 1991


25 cosponsors (25R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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