H.R. 704 (99th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to establish rational criteria for the imposition of the sentence of death in cases of espionage and treason, and for other purposes.


Jan 24, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 24, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Eldon Rudd

Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

1/24/1985--Introduced.Amends the Federal criminal code to establish criteria for the imposition of the death penalty for treason and espionage.Requires the Government, for an offense punishable by death, to serve notice ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 24, 1985

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 704”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


67 cosponsors (55R, 12D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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