Summary: S.1902 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/02/2017)

Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017

This bill establishes a default mens rea (i.e., guilty mind) requirement for federal criminal statutory and regulatory offenses that lack a state of mind requirement.

The government must generally prove that a defendant acted willfully with respect to each element of the offense that lacks a specific state of mind requirement.