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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB1254

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Recidivism Clarification Act of 2015

Subject: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Recidivism Clarification Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code, with respect to additional penalties for using or carrying a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, to: (1) modify the penalty to require an additional prison term of not more than 5 years, not more than 7 years if the firearm is brandished, and not more than 10 years if the firearm is discharged (currently, not less than 5, 7, or 10 years respectively); (2) allow a prison term for any term of years (currently, minimum mandatory term of 25 years) for a person who has a prior conviction that has become final; (3) require an additional prison term of not more than 15 years (currently, not less than 15 years) for using, carrying, or possessing armor piercing ammunition during the commission of a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime; and (4) eliminate the death penalty for cases in which the use of such ammunition results in a death. Makes this Act applicable to conduct engaged in and sentences imposed before, on, or after the date of this Act's enactment.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 31, 2015

Link: NA

Sponsors

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1 sponsors: Robert Scott (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 31, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Mar 4, 2015 Introduced in House
House Mar 4, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 12 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee
Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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