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Text of the Two-Time Loser Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on March 1, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 1, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 3924 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3924

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced sentences to repeat violent offenders.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 1994

Mr. CARR of Michigan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced sentences to repeat violent offenders.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Two-Time Loser Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO TIME VIOLENT OFFENDERS.

    Section 3581 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(c) PUNISHMENT OF CERTAIN VIOLENT FELONS-

      ‘(1) GENERAL RULE- Notwithstanding any other provision of this title or any other law, in the case of a conviction for a Federal violent felony, the court shall sentence the defendant to prison for life, if the defendant has previously been convicted of another State or Federal violent felony which occurred during a separate criminal episode.

      ‘(2) DEFINITION- As used in this section the term ‘violent felony’ is a crime--

        ‘(A) that involves as an element of the offense the threatened use, use, or the risk of use of physical force against the person of another;

        ‘(B) for which the maximum authorized imprisonment exceeds 15 years; and

        ‘(C) which is not designated a misdemeanor by the law that defines the offense.

      ‘(3) EFFECT ON DEATH PENALTY- This subsection shall not be construed to prevent the imposition of the death penalty.’.