S.470 - A bill to amend chapter 41 of title 18, United States Code, to punish stalking.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 03/02/1993)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/17/1993 Committee on Judiciary. Hearings held.|
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Summary: S.470 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/02/1993)
Amends the Federal criminal code to establish penalties with respect to a person who: (1) in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, in the course of interstate travel, or by the use of an instrument of interstate or foreign commerce, harasses or makes a credible threat against another person; (2) under a protection order engages in such conduct; and (3) with a prior stalking conviction engages in such conduct.
Prohibits an offense within the jurisdiction of a State from being prosecuted by the United States under such provisions unless the Attorney General (or the highest ranking subordinate of the Attorney General with responsibility for criminal prosecutions) makes a written determination that the offender will not be expeditiously or effectively prosecuted under State law.
Requires as a condition of probation granted to an offender under such provisions that the offender participate in counseling, unless the court finds that counseling is not necessary.
Requires a court to consider issuing an order enjoining an offender from any contact with the victim for a period of up to ten years.