H.R. 3401 (114th): 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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Jul 29, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Thomas Rooney

Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015
Length: 12 pages

History

Jul 29, 2015
 
Introduced

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H.R. 3401 (114th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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