Summary: H.R.894 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (07/11/2000)

Aimee's Law - Requires the Attorney General to transfer, from the Federal law enforcement assistance funds allocated but not distributed to one or more States that convicted a person of murder, rape, or a dangerous sexual offense, to a State that convicts that person of a subsequent such offense, an amount equal to the cost of incarceration, prosecution, and apprehension of such person where: (1) the State of such prior conviction has not adopted Federal truth-in-sentencing guidelines; (2) the average term of imprisonment imposed by the State for the prior offense is less than ten percent above the average term of imprisonment imposed for that offense in all States; or (3) the person had served less than 85 percent of the term of imprisonment to which that person was sentenced for the prior offense.

Makes the above inapplicable if the convicted person has been released from prison upon the reversal of the conviction and has been convicted subsequently of such offense.

(Sec. 4) Directs the Attorney General to collect and maintain, with respect to each State, information relating to: (1) the number of convictions during a calendar year for rape, for murder, and for any sex offense in which, at the time of the offense, the victim had not attained age 14 and the offender had attained age 18; and (2) the number of such convictions that constitute second or subsequent convictions. Directs the Attorney General to report to Congress on such information and on the percentage of cases in each State in which the individual convicted was previously convicted of another such offense in another State during the preceding calendar year.