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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Overview

Introduced:

Jul 29, 2015

Status:

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.

Sponsor:

Thomas Rooney

Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015
Length: 12 pages

Prognosis:

1% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Jul 29, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 3401 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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