H.R. 1920 (96th): A bill to require a speedy trial for criminal defendants charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a Federal crime.

Feb 08, 1979 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William Cotter
Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 6303 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 1977

H.R. 4246 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 1981


This bill was introduced on February 8, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 08, 1979
Referred to Committee Feb 08, 1979

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Specifies time limits and exclusions to such limits for: (1) bringing to trial defendants charged with Federal offenses involving the use of a firearm; and (2) making certain pretrial motions in Federal criminal cases. Authorizes the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to make emergency payments to district courts requiring immediate funds to implement such provisions without reducing the quality of justice in the district.

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