H.R.855 - Criminal Terrorism Improvements Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lungren, Daniel E. [R-CA-3] (Introduced 02/06/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/01/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.855 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/2007)
Criminal Terrorism Improvements Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment on individuals who cause the death of a person while committing a terrorist act.
Authorizes the death penalty for: (1) developing, possessing, or threatening to use radiological weapons against a person or against U.S. property; (2) causing the death of an individual by using missile systems designed to destroy aircraft, by using radiological dispersal devices, or by using the variola virus; and (3) use of atomic weapons with intent to injure the United States.
Increases criminal penalties for: (1) attempting or conspiring to kill a U.S. national; (2) engaging in physical violence with the intent to injure a U.S. national; (3) financing terrorism or concealing assets to be used for terrorist activities; and (4) providing material support to terrorists or receiving military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization. Amends the crime of receiving military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization to include attempts or conspiracies to receive such training.
Denies certain federal benefits to individuals convicted of a federal crime of terrorism.
Expands the authorization for interception of communications (wiretapping) to include all federal crimes of terrorism.