H.R. 3209 (107th): Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001


Nov 1, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 12, 2001 but was never passed by the Senate.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2001
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to false communications about certain criminal violations, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act of 2001 - Amends the Federal criminal code to set penalties for engaging in conduct with intent to convey false or misleading information that may reasonably be ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 1, 2001

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Nov 15, 2001
Reported by Committee

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Dec 12, 2001
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3209”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


15 cosponsors (12R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 12, 2001 3:57 p.m.
Passed 423/0

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