H.R. 2466, The Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007
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H.R. 2466 would amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent gang crime.
Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) impose mandatory minimum prison terms for violent crimes committed to further racketeering activities; (2) increase penalties for using or carrying a firearm while committing a crime of violence or a drug trafficking crime; and (3) grant to off-duty law enforcement officers an exemption from the prohibition against possessing a firearm in a school zone.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to impose enhanced criminal penalties for committing a crime of violence (i.e., murder, kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse, maiming, or assault resulting in serious bodily injury) during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.
Directs the Attorney General to establish and assist anti-gang task forces comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities to combat criminal gangs and offenders.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2007: Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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