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Text of the Terrorist Penalties Enhancement Act of 2004

This bill was introduced on June 23, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 2003 (Introduced).

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HR 2934 IH

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2934

To increase criminal penalties relating to terrorist murders, deny Federal benefits to terrorists, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2003

Mr. CARTER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To increase criminal penalties relating to terrorist murders, deny Federal benefits to terrorists, and for other purposes.

    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 ‘Terrorist Penalties Enhancement Act of 2003’.

SEC. 2. PENALTIES FOR TERRORIST MURDERS.

    (a) Chapter 113B of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in the chapter analysis, by inserting at the end the following:

      ‘2339D. Terrorist offenses resulting in death.’;

      and

      (2) by inserting at the end the following:

‘Sec. 2339D. Terrorist offenses resulting in death

    ‘(a) A person who, in the course of committing a terrorist offense, engages in conduct that results in the death of a person, shall be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life.

    ‘(b) As used in this section, ‘terrorist offense’ means--

      ‘(1) international or domestic terrorism as defined in section 2331;

      ‘(2) a Federal crime of terrorism as defined in section 2332b(g);

      ‘(3) an offense under this chapter, section 175, 175b, 229, or 831, or section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284); or

      ‘(4) an attempt or conspiracy to commit an offense described in paragraph (10), (2), or (3).’.

    (b) Section 3592(c)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘section 2339D (terrorist offenses resulting in death),’ after ‘destruction),’.

SEC. 3. DENIAL OF FEDERAL BENEFITS TO TERRORISTS.

    Chapter 113B of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in the chapter analysis, by adding at the end the following:

      ‘2339E. Denial of federal benefits to terrorists.’;

      and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 2339E. Denial of federal benefits to terrorists

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- Any individual who is convicted of a Federal crime of terrorism (as defined in section 2332b(g)(5)) shall, as provided by the court on motion of the government, be ineligible for any or all Federal benefits for any term of years or for life.

    ‘(b) DEFINITION- As used in this section, ‘Federal benefit’ has the meaning given that term in section 421(d) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 862(d)).’.