H.R. 1280 (98th): A bill to modify the insanity defense in the Federal courts, and for other purposes.


Feb 7, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
2/7/1983--Introduced.Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a defense to a Federal prosecution that at the time of the offense the defendant, as a result of a mental disease ...

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H.R. 7259 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 1, 1982

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Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 1, 1983

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Feb 7, 1983


13 cosponsors (11D, 2R) (show)
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