H. R. 4683
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 13, 2007
Mr. Paul introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, to repeal certain superfluous sections of criminal law which may be subject to prosecutorial abuse.
This Act may be cited as the
Free Competition in Currency Act of
Repeal of superfluous sections
Title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking sections 486 (relating to uttering coins of gold, silver, or other metal) and 489 (making or possessing likeness of coins).
Conforming amendment to table of sections
The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 25 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the items relating to the sections stricken by subsection (a).
Special rule concerning retroactive effect
Any prosecution under the sections stricken by subsection (a) shall abate upon the taking effect of this Act. Any previous conviction under those sections shall be null and void.