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

Nov 01, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Passed House)
Lamar Smith
Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district
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Last Updated
Dec 12, 2001
3 pages

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.

Introduced Nov 01, 2001
Referred to Committee Nov 01, 2001
Reported by Committee Nov 15, 2001
Passed House Dec 12, 2001
Full Title

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


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

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

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

Senate Judiciary

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12/12/2001--Passed House amended.
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 believed and that concerns an activity which would violate prohibitions regarding biological weapons, chemical weapons, nuclear materials, or weapons of mass destruction.Makes any persons who engage in such conduct jointly and severally liable to any party incurring expenses incident to any emergency or investigative response to that conduct.
Directs the court to order a defendant who has been convicted of such an offense to reimburse any party incurring such expenses.
Specifies that an order of reimbursement shall, for the purposes of enforcement, be treated as a civil judgment.

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