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H.R. 3355 (103rd): Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994

Aug 25, 1994 at 10:24 p.m. ET. On the Conference Report in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass H.R. 3355 (103rd) in the Senate.

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, H.R. 3355, Pub.L. 103–322 is an Act of Congress dealing with crime and law enforcement; it became law in 1994. It is the largest crime bill in the history of the United States and consisted of 356 pages that provided for 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion in funding for prisons and $6.1 billion in funding for prevention programs, which were designed with significant input from experienced police officers. Sponsored by Representative Jack Brooks of Texas, the bill was originally written by Senator Joe Biden of Delaware and then was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Following the 101 California Street shooting, the 1993 Waco Siege, and other high-profile instances of violent crime, the Act expanded federal law in several ways. One of the most noted sections was the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. Other parts of the Act provided for a greatly expanded federal death penalty, new classes of individuals banned from possessing firearms, and a variety of new crimes defined in statutes relating to immigration law, hate crimes, sex crimes, and gang-related crime. The bill also required states to establish registries for sexual offenders by September 1997.

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Totals

All Votes D R
Yea 62%
 
 
61
54
 
7
 
Nay 38%
 
 
38
2
 
36
 
Not Voting
 
 
1
0
 
1
 

Conference Report Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 65% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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