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H.R. 687 (117th): BRICKS Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 687

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

(for himself, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mrs. Hinson, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Budd, Mr. Tiffany, Mr. Harris, Mr. Steube, and Mrs. Lesko) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, by increasing the maximum term of imprisonment for the offense of rioting, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Blocking Rioters and Insurrectionists from our Cities to Keep us Safe Act of 2021 or as the BRICKS Act of 2021.

2.

Maximum penalty for rioting increased

Section 2101(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by striking five years and inserting 10 years;

(B)

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.; and

(C)

by striking subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of this paragraph and inserting paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (4) of this subsection; and

(2)

in subsection (b), by striking subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) and inserting paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (4) of subsection (a).