To reduce Federal overcriminalization, protect Americans from unjust punishment, and uphold the role of Congress by clarifying mens rea requirements for all Federal criminal offenses, creating an inventory of Federal offenses that carry a criminal penalty, and providing that no rule of the executive branch which may be enforced by criminal penalties can take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.
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Jul 29, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on July 29, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015
Length: 12 pages
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H.R. 3401 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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