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
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1 sponsors: Robert Scott (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)
|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.|
|Introduced||Mar 12 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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