Text: H.R.2678 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2678


To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the tolling of the statute of limitations with regard to certain offenses committed by the President of the United States during or prior to tenure in office, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 10, 2019

Mr. Nadler (for himself, Mr. Swalwell of California, and Mr. Deutch) 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 the tolling of the statute of limitations with regard to certain offenses committed by the President of the United States during or prior to tenure in office, and for other purposes.

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 “No President is Above the Law Act”.

SEC. 2. Tolling of statute of limitations.

(a) Offenses committed by the President during or prior to tenure in office.—Section 3282 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(c) Offenses committed by the President during or prior to tenure in office.—In the case of any person serving as President of the United States, the duration of that person’s tenure in office shall not be considered for purposes of any statute of limitations applicable to any Federal criminal offense committed by that person (including any offenses committed during any period of time preceding such tenure in office).”.

(b) Applicability.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to any offense committed before the date of the enactment of this section, if the statute of limitations applicable to that offense had not run as of such date.