H R 2146 in Congressional Session 107

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 2146

 

Title : To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide life imprisonment for repeat offenders who commit sex offenses against children.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
3/14/2002--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries) Two Strikes and You're Out Child Protection Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to provide for mandatory life imprisonment of a person convicted of a Federal sex offense in which a minor is the victim if the person has a prior sex conviction in which a minor was the victim, unless a death sentence is imposed.Defines: (1) "Federal sex offense" to include specified offenses relating to sexual abuse, buying or selling of children, and interstate transportation of minors involving prostitution or sexual activity constituting a State sex offense; (2) "State sex offense" as one that would be a Federal sex offense if it involved interstate or foreign commerce or the use of mail or if the conduct occurred in any U.S. commonwealth, territory, possession, or special maritime and territorial jurisdiction, in a Federal prison or building, on Federal land, or in Indian country; (3) "prior sex conviction" as a conviction for which the sentence was imposed before the conduct occurred constituting the subsequent offense; and (4) "minor" as an individual who has not attained age 17.Directs the judge, in each case in which a life sentence is imposed, to make and transmit to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts findings regarding: (1) the applicable range under the Federal sentencing guidelines if the statutory minimum life sentence had not applied; (2) the sentence that the court would have imposed on the defendant if the statutory minimum life sentence had not applied, in light of the nature and circumstances of the offense, the defendant's history and characteristics, and specified other factors; (3) the race, gender, age, and ethnicity of the victim and defendant; (4) the reason for the Government's decision to prosecute this defendant in Federal court instead of deferring to prosecution in State or tribal court and the criteria used to make that decision in this and other cases; and (5) the projected cost to the Government of the life sentence. Directs: (1) the Government attorney to state on the record such information as the court deems necessary to make such findings regarding the decision to prosecute in Federal court and the projected cost to the Government of the life sentence; and (2) the Administrative Office to annually compile and report all such findings to Congress.

Votes

Title : To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide life imprisonment for repeat offenders who commit sex offenses against children.
Votes in the US Senate
This Bill was not Voted in the US Senate
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
642002-03-14On Passage Two Strikes and Your Out Child Protection ActP
632002-03-14On Agreeing to the Amendment Conyers of Michigan AmendmentA

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 2146
 
Bill Number : H R 2146

Title : To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide life imprisonment for repeat offenders who commit sex offenses against children.

Sponsor: Rep Green, Mark [WI-8] (introduced 6/13/2001)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

    Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-43] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 2/27/2002

    Rep Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [AL-5] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 6/13/2001

    Rep English, Phil [PA-21] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Frost, Martin [TX-24] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Gilchrest, Wayne T. [MD-1] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [NY-1] - 3/12/2002

    Rep Hart, Melissa A. [PA-4] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Hayworth, J. D. [AZ-6] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Keller, Ric [FL-8] - 2/27/2002

    Rep Kelly, Sue W. [NY-19] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Lipinski, William O. [IL-3] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Lucas, Ken [KY-4] - 3/12/2002

    Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-41] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [WA-5] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Ney, Robert W. [OH-18] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Oxley, Michael G. [OH-4] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Ryun, Jim [KS-2] - 9/24/2001

    Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-5] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Shimkus, John [IL-20] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Shows, Ronnie [MS-4] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Simmons, Rob [CT-2] - 10/10/2001

    Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Sweeney, John E. [NY-22] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 6/13/2001

    Rep Watkins, Wes [OK-3] - 6/13/2001

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 2146

Title : To amend title 18 of the United States Code to provide life imprisonment for repeat offenders who commit sex offenses against children.

 

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
6/13/2001:Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
6/19/2001:Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime.
 
7/31/2001:Subcommittee Hearings Held.
 
8/2/2001:Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
8/2/2001:Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
2/27/2002:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
3/6/2002:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
3/6/2002:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
 
3/12/2002 6:02pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 107-373. (text of measure as reported in House: CR
 
3/14/2002 H918)
 
3/12/2002 6:02pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 216.
 
3/12/2002 7:52pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 366 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2146 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
 
3/14/2002 10:27am:Rule H. Res. 366 passed House.
 
3/14/2002 10:43am:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 366. (consideration: CR H913-926)
 
3/14/2002 10:43am:Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2146 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order.
 
3/14/2002 10:43am:House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 366 and Rule XXIII.
 
3/14/2002 10:43am:The Speaker designated the Honorable Lee Terry to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
3/14/2002 10:43am:GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 2146.
 
3/14/2002 11:31am:RESERVATION OF POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Sensenbrenner reserved a point of order against the Jackson-Lee amendment.
 
3/14/2002 11:45am:VOTE POSTP0NED - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Sensenbrenner objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
 
3/14/2002 11:46am:RESERVATION OF POINT OF ORDER - Mr. Sensenbrenner reserved a point of order against the Jackson-Lee amendment. Subsequently, the point of order was withdrawn.
 
3/14/2002 11:58am:UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the Conyers amendment which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
 
3/14/2002 12:24pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2146.
 
3/14/2002 12:25pm:The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
 
3/14/2002 12:25pm:The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
 
3/14/2002 12:43pm:On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 382 - 34 (Roll no. 64).
 
3/14/2002 12:43pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
3/15/2002:Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.