H.R.1254 - Recidivism Clarification Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/31/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1254 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/04/2015)
Recidivism Clarification Act of 2015
Amends the federal criminal code, with respect to additional penalties for using or carrying a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, to: (1) modify the penalty to require an additional prison term of not more than 5 years, not more than 7 years if the firearm is brandished, and not more than 10 years if the firearm is discharged (currently, not less than 5, 7, or 10 years respectively); (2) allow a prison term for any term of years (currently, minimum mandatory term of 25 years) for a person who has a prior conviction that has become final; (3) require an additional prison term of not more than 15 years (currently, not less than 15 years) for using, carrying, or possessing armor piercing ammunition during the commission of a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime; and (4) eliminate the death penalty for cases in which the use of such ammunition results in a death.
Makes this Act applicable to conduct engaged in and sentences imposed before, on, or after the date of this Act's enactment.