S.1429 - Terrorist Prosecution Act of 198599th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 07/11/1985)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/25/1986 Senate incorporated this measure (as passed the Senate) in H.R. 4151 as an amendment. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Passed Senate
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Summary: S.1429 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #17 (92-0))
Passed Senate amended (02/19/1986)
Terrorist Prosecution Act of 1985 - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it an offense to commit or attempt to commit murder or manslaughter against any U.S. national abroad, or conspire to do so. (Murder is punishable by capital punishment, a life sentence, or for any term of years and voluntary manslaughter is punishable by imprisonment up to ten years and involuntary manslaughter by imprisonment up to three years and/or a fine up to $1,000.)
Makes it an offense to (or to attempt to) assault, wound, strike, imprison, endanger, or make any other violent attack upon the person or liberty of any U.S. national in any foreign country (or make violent attack on his or her business premises, private accommodation or means of transport). Provides for a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than three years. Increases the fine to $10,000 and/or imprisonment to ten years if a deadly or dangerous weapon is used.
Makes it an offense to conspire, outside the United States, to murder any U.S. national within the United States.
Prohibits an indictment under this Act without the written approval of the Attorney General or his designee.