S.3948 - Enhanced Border Tunnel Prevention Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Frist, William H. [R-TN] (Introduced 09/27/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||09/27/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S10291) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3948 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/27/2006)
Enhanced Border Tunnel Prevention Act - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the construction or financing of an unauthorized tunnel or subterranean passage that crosses the international border between the United States and another country. Imposes a 25-year prison term for such offense. Doubles penalties for persons who use such a tunnel or passage to smuggle an alien, illegal goods, controlled substances, weapons of mass destruction, or members of a terrorist organization
Imposes a 15-year prison term on any person who knows of or recklessly disregards the construction or use of an unauthorized tunnel or passage on land that such person owns or controls.
Subjects to forfeiture any property involved in, or traceable to, the construction or financing of an unauthorized tunnel or passage.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to promulgate or amend sentencing guidelines to provide for increased penalties for persons convicted of criminal offenses related to the construction or financing of an unauthorized tunnel or passage.