H.R. 6737 (97th): A bill to abolish the insanity defense for Federal crimes.

Introduced:

Jul 13, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 13, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Robin Beard Jr.

Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district

Republican

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
7/13/1982--Introduced.Amends the Federal criminal code to abolish the defense of insanity.Provides that insanity at the time of an offense will not negate the mental state or condition required by law ... Read more >
What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 6737” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jul 13, 1982

Details

Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (8R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Votes

There have been no votes related to this bill.

Links & tools

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion: