H. R. 8757
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 2020
Mr. Buck (for himself, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Steube, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Tiffany, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Budd, Mr. Riggleman, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Posey, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Rouzer, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Murphy of North Carolina, Mr. Perry, and Mr. Crawford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend title 18, United States Code, by increasing the maximum term of imprisonment for the offense of rioting, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Blocking Rioters and Insurrectionists from our Cities to Keep us Safe Act of 2020 or as the
BRICKS Act of 2020.
Maximum penalty for rioting increased
Section 2101(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
five years and inserting
by striking the period after
or both and inserting the following:
; or; and
by adding at the end the following:
If serious bodily injury (as such term is defined in section 2246) results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 25 years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both..