H.R. 4683 (110th): Free Competition in Currency Act of 2007

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Dec 13, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4683

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 13, 2007

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

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to repeal certain superfluous sections of criminal law which may be subject to prosecutorial abuse.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Free Competition in Currency Act of 2007.

2.

Repeal of superfluous sections

(a)

In general

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).

(b)

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).

(c)

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.