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Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To abolish the death penalty under Federal law.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
03/09/2006 Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date
03/09/2006 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/09/2006 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (45)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 03/09/2006
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 03/09/2006
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 03/09/2006
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 04/27/2006
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/27/2006

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/09/2006 Referred to

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Subjects (70)

  • Air piracy
  • Aircraft
  • Airports
  • Aliens
  • Americans in foreign countries
  • Assassination
  • Automobile theft
  • Capital punishment
  • Child pornography
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Conspiracy
  • Correctional personnel
  • Criminal investigation
  • Destruction of property
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug traffic
  • Election candidates
  • Espionage
  • Explosives
  • Federal law enforcement officers
  • Federal officials
  • Firearms
  • Genocide
  • Hostages
  • Informers
  • Kidnapping
  • Larceny
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Life imprisonment
  • Mandatory sentences
  • Marine safety
  • Members of Congress
  • Motor vehicles
  • Murder
  • Offshore structures
  • Organized crime
  • Parole
  • Police
  • Postal service
  • Presidential protection
  • Prison violence
  • Prisoners
  • Protection of officials
  • Racial discrimination
  • Railroads
  • Rape
  • Sentences (Criminal procedure)
  • Sex crimes
  • Smuggling
  • State employees
  • Supreme Court justices
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
  • Treason
  • Vice Presidents
  • Victims of crimes
  • Violence
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Witnesses

Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (03/09/2006)

Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act - Repeals death penalty provisions for a wide range of specified offenses under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the federal criminal code, the Controlled Substances Act, and other statutes, including for murder relating to the smuggling of aliens, murder during a hostage-taking, and certain non-homicide-related offenses (espionage and treason). Repeals procedural provisions relating to the imposition of the death sentence.

Prohibits sentencing to death or putting to death any person for any violation of federal law. Commutes death penalty sentences imposed prior to the enactment of this Act to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.