S. 1437 (95th): Criminal Code Reform Act


May 2, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on January 30, 1978 but was never passed by the House.


John McClellan

Senator from Arkansas


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to codify, revise, and reform title 18 of the United States Code; and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/30/1978--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #21 (72-15)) Criminal Code Reform Act - =TitleI - Codification, Revision, and Reform of Title 18=Forbids judges from giving an opinion on ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 2, 1977

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Nov 15, 1977
Reported by Committee

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Jan 30, 1978
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1437”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jan 30, 1978 midnight
unknown 72/15

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