H.R.4446 - Crime Does Not Pay Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bliley, Tom [R-VA-7] (Introduced 08/06/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/13/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (08/06/1998)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4446 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4446 To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reduce certain funds if eligible States do not enact certain laws. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES August 6, 1998 Mr. Bliley (for himself, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Burr of North Carolina, Mr. Collins, Mr. Royce, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Herger, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Klug, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Upton, Mr. Largent, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Pickett, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Davis of Virginia, Mr. Goode, Mr. Whitfield, Mr. Fossella, and Mr. Barton of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reduce certain funds if eligible States do not enact certain laws. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Crime Does Not Pay Act of 1998''. SEC. 2. GRANT REDUCTION FOR NONCOMPLIANCE (a) Grant Reduction for Noncompliance.--Section 506 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(g) Prevention of Recovery for Injuries Incurred In Commission of Felonies.-- ``(1) In general.--The funds available under this subpart for a State shall be reduced by 5 percent and redistributed under paragraph (2) unless, on the first day of each fiscal year succeeding the first fiscal year beginning after September 30, 1999, the State has in effect throughout the State a law which prohibits any individual who has been convicted of a felony from recovering, in any civil action under the law or such State, any compensatory, actual, or general damages for any physical or mental injury, harm, or suffering to such individual that was caused in the commission of the felony. ``(2) Redistribution.--Any funds available for redistribution shall be redistributed, in accordance with subsection (a), to participating States that have in effect a law referred to in paragraph (1). ``(3) Compliance.--The Attorney General shall issue regulations to ensure compliance with the requirements of paragraph (1). (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 506(a) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 is amended by striking ``subsection (f),'' and inserting ``subsections (f) and (g),''. <all>