To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to provide enhanced penalties for crimes against elderly and child victims.
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104th Congress (1995–1996)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 7, 1996 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated: May 14, 1996
Length: 8 pages
11 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
Feb 27, 1996
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Apr 24, 1996
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
May 7, 1996
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 421 (104th).
May 7, 1996
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 2974 (104th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2974. This is the one from the 104th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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