H.R. 1627 (98th): Armed Career Criminal Act of 1983


Feb 23, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 23, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ron Wyden

Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district


See Instead:

S. 52 (same title)
Passed Senate — Feb 23, 1984

About the bill

Full Title

A bill entitled: "The Armed Career Criminal Act of 1983".

Summary (CRS)

2/23/1983--Introduced.Armed Career Criminal Act of 1983 - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life for "armed career criminals." Applies such penalties to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 23, 1983

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1627”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (10D, 3R, 1N) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 52 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Feb 23, 1984

H.R. 6248 (Related)
Armed Career Criminal Act of 1984

Pocket Vetoed
Oct 23, 1984

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