Text: H.R.3884 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/18/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3884


To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for punishment for killing a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 18, 2007

Mr. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for punishment for killing a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.

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 “Captain Scott Corwin Armed Forces Protection Act of 2007”.

SEC. 2. Declaration of purpose.

Congress hereby declares that the protection of members of the armed forces from violent crime is important to maintain public safety. In recognition of this need, Congress hereby recognizes the sacrifice made by Captain Scott Corwin, West Point class of 1999, who was murdered.

SEC. 3. Protection of members of the armed forces.

(a) In general.—Chapter 51 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 1123. Murder of member of the Armed Forces

“Whoever kills, or conspires or attempts to kill, any member of the Armed Forces of the United States, shall be punished—

“(1) in the case of murder, as provided under section 1111;

“(2) in the case of manslaughter, as provided under section 1112;

“(3) in the case of attempted murder or manslaughter, as provided under section 1113; or

“(4) in the case of conspiracy to commit murder, as provided under section 1117.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following:


“1123. Murder of member of the Armed Forces.”.

SEC. 4. Addition of aggravating factor.

Section 3592(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(17) KILLING OF MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES.—The defendant killed or attempted to kill a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.”.