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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015
Length: 12 pages
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.
Jul 29, 2015
H.R. 3401 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
How to cite this information.
Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 3401 — 114th Congress: Stopping Over-Criminalization Act of 2015. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3401
“H.R. 3401 — 114th Congress: Stopping Over-Criminalization Act of 2015.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. May 20, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3401>
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