S.1902 - Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 10/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1902 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.