Summary: S.1688 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (09/30/1982)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #380 (93-1))

Armed Career Criminal Act of 1982 - Amends the Federal criminal code to establish a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life for "armed career criminals."

Applies such penalties to any person with two prior convictions who commits, conspires, or attempts to commit a robbery or burglary while he or any other participant in the offense is in possession of a firearm or imitation.

Allows the Federal Government to bring prosecutions under this Act, if consented to or requested by the local prosecuting authorities.