H.R. 4002: Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015

Introduced:

Nov 16, 2015

Status:

Reported by Committee on Nov 18, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 18, 2015.

Sponsor:

James Sensenbrenner Jr.

Representative for Wisconsin's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2015
Length: 35 pages

Prognosis:

22% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to make various improvements in Federal criminal law, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The U.S. Code contains almost 5,000 federal crimes, impossible for any reasonable person to memorize. So what happens if somebody accidentally breaks a law that they didn’t even realize was a law? Two bills, if passed, would clarify that criminal intent is required to prosecute people for most federal crimes. Though it may sound simple, some opponents ...

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History

Nov 16, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 18, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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