H.R.1869 - Stalking Prevention and Victim Protection Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] (Introduced 05/19/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 106-455|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/19/1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 1869 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 1st Session H. R. 1869 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 16, 1999 Received November 19, 1999 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the prohibition on stalking, and for other purposes. 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 ``Stalking Prevention and Victim Protection Act of 1999''. SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF THE PROHIBITION ON STALKING. (a) In General.--Section 2261A of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ``Sec. 2261A. Stalking ``(a) Whoever-- ``(1) for the purpose of stalking an individual, travels or causes another to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, uses or causes another to use the mail or any facility in interstate or foreign commerce, or enters or leaves, or causes another to enter or leave, Indian country; or ``(2) within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States or within Indian country, stalks an individual, shall be punished as provided in section 2261. ``(b) For purposes of this section, a person stalks an individual if that person engages in conduct-- ``(1) with the intent to injure or harass the individual; and ``(2) that places the individual in reasonable fear of the death of, or serious bodily injury (as defined for the purposes of section 2119) to, that individual, a member of that individual's immediate family (as defined in section 115), or that individual's intimate partner. ``(c) The court shall at the time of sentencing for an offense under this section issue an appropriate protection order designed to protect the victim from further stalking by the convicted person. Such an order shall remain in effect for such time as the court deems necessary, and may be modified, extended or terminated at any time after notice to the victim and opportunity for a hearing.''. (b) Detention Pending Trial.--Section 3156(a)(4)(C) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting ``, or section 2261A'' after ``117''. (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 110A of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 2261A and inserting the following: ``2261A. Stalking.''. Passed the House of Representatives November 10, 1999. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.