S.2129 - A bill to provide for the definition and punishment of certain crimes in accordance with the Federal laws in force within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States when said crimes are committed by an Indian in order to insure equal treatment for Indian and non-Indian offenders.94th Congress (1975-1976)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Fannin, Paul J. [R-AZ] (Introduced 07/16/1975)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 94-620; H.Rept 94-1038|
|Latest Action:||05/29/1976 Public law 94-297. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2129 — 94th Congress (1975-1976)All Information (Except Text)
(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 94-1038)
Reported to House with amendment(s) (04/13/1976)
Indian Crimes Act - Stipulates that Indians committing specified crimes within Indian country shall be subject to the same laws and penalties as all other persons committing such crimes within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, except that any such offenses not defined and punishable by Federal law shall be defined and punished by the laws of the State in which such offense was committed.
Provides that any person committing assault resulting in serious bodily injury within the maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States shall be fined not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Adds kidnapping to the list of crimes covered under the Indian Major Crimes Act.
Provides that all Indians committing any offense punishable under provisions of title 18, United States Code, relating to offenses committed within Indian country of such title shall be tried in the same courts and in the same manner as are all other persons committing such offense within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States.