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H.R. 6691 (115th): Community Safety and Security Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6691 amends the definition of the term “crime of violence” in the U.S. Code. Specifically:

Under subsection (a)(1), the term is defined by enumerating offenses that would qualify as crimes of violence. Subsection (a)(2) maintains the current definition of crime of violence that includes offenses that have “as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another.” Additionally, subsection (a)(3) clarifies that any inchoate offense involving the listed offenses also are included in the definition.

Subsection (b) defines the offenses in the enumerated list provided in subsection (a)(1) for the purposes of this section. It offers definitions for “abusive sexual contact,” “aggravated sexual abuse” and “sexual abuse,” “assault,” “arson,” “burglary,” “carjacking,” “child abuse ...

Sponsor and status

Karen Handel

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2018
Length: 9 pages
Aug 31, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 7, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.



Aug 31, 2018

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Aug 31, 2018
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Sep 7, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 6691 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6691. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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