H.R. 3401: Stopping Over-Criminalization Act of 2015

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


Referred to Committee on Jul 29, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 29, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Thomas Rooney

Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015
Length: 12 pages


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Jul 29, 2015

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