S. 456 (110th): Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007


Jan 31, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 21, 2007 but was never passed by the House.


Dianne Feinstein

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2007
Length: 94 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to increase and enhance law enforcement resources committed to investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to deter and punish violent gang crime, to protect law-abiding citizens and communities from violent criminals, to revise and enhance criminal penalties for violent crimes, to expand and improve gang prevention programs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/21/2007--Passed Senate amended.Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007 - TitleI - New Federal Criminal Laws Needed To Fight Violent National, International, Regional, And Local Gangs That Affect Interstate And ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 31, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 14, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Sep 21, 2007
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 456”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


44 cosponsors (30D, 13R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 132 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

H.R. 1582 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 2007

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