H.R. 4830 (109th): Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006

Introduced:
Mar 01, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
David Dreier
Representative for California's 26th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2006
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 2355 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 02, 2006

S. 3948 (Related)
Enhanced Border Tunnel Prevention Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 27, 2006

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 21, 2006 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Mar 01, 2006
Referred to Committee Mar 01, 2006
Passed House Sep 21, 2006
 
Full Title

To amend chapter 27 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the unauthorized construction, financing, or reckless permitting (on one's land) the construction or use of a tunnel or subterranean passageway between the United States and another country.

Summary

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Votes
Sep 21, 2006 4:02 p.m.
Passed 422/0

Cosponsors
41 cosponsors (35R, 6D) (show)
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9/21/2006--Passed House without amendment.
Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the construction or financing of an unauthorized tunnel or subterranean passage that crosses the international border between the United States and another country. Imposes a 20-year prison term for such offense.
Imposes a 10-year prison term on any person who recklessly permits the construction or use of such a tunnel or passage on land that such person owns or controls.
Doubles penalties for persons who use such a tunnel or passage to unlawfully smuggle an alien, illegal goods, controlled substances, weapons of mass destruction, or members of a terrorist organization.
Subjects to forfeiture any property involved in, or traceable to, the construction or financing of such a tunnel or passage.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to promulgate or amend sentencing guidelines to provide for increased penalties for persons convicted of criminal offenses related to the construction or financing of such a tunnel or passage.

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