Search Form
First, enter a politician or zip code
Now, choose a category

Key Votes

HR 3355 - Omnibus Crime Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Frank Lucas voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Frank Lucas made in this general time period.

Stages

Family

Issues

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-322 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (61-38) - (Key vote)

Title: Omnibus Crime Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide $30.07 billion in grants from 1995-2000 to reduce violence and crimes, enhance law enforcement, provide education and activity programs for youth, and for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Bans the manufacture, sale, or possession of nineteen semiautomatic assault weapons and other firearms that carry similar characteristics.
  • Increases the number of crimes subject to the death penalty.
  • Requires a life sentence in prison to any individual who is convicted of committing their third serious violent or drug crime.
  • States that juveniles, age 13 or older, may be tried as adults in court for committing a violent crime or possessing a firearm while committing a crime.
  • Creates the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund to track transfers into the Fund, report requirements, and allocate amounts to the Fund.
  • Increases sentences in federal sex crime cases for repeat offenders.
  • Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to local, state, and tribal governments for increased emphasis on reducing violent crimes against women.
  • $9.85 billion for improving, developing, or expanding correctional facilities, creating alternatives of incarceration and probation for young offenders, and providing compensation to States that take criminal aliens into custody.
  • $8.8 billion for States, local governments, and other entities to increase police presence, public safety, and cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and local citizens.
  • $4.36 billion for crime prevention, including creating after school programs, reducing juvenile crime, recruiting more police officers, and establishing substance abuse programs.
  • $2.59 billion for reducing violence towards women.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (235-195) - (Key vote)

Title: Omnibus Crime Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide $30.07 billion in grants from 1995-2000 to reduce violence and crimes, enhance law enforcement, provide education and activity programs for youth, and for other purposes.

Highlights:
  • Bans the manufacture, sale, or possession of nineteen semiautomatic assault weapons and other firearms that carry similar characteristics.
  • Increases the number of crimes subject to the death penalty.
  • Requires a life sentence in prison to any individual who is convicted of committing their third serious violent or drug crime.
  • States that juveniles, age 13 or older, may be tried as adults in court for committing a violent crime or possessing a firearm while committing a crime.
  • Creates the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund to track transfers into the Fund, report requirements, and allocate amounts to the Fund.
  • Increases sentences in federal sex crime cases for repeat offenders.
  • Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to local, state, and tribal governments for increased emphasis on reducing violent crimes against women.
  • $9.85 billion for improving, developing, or expanding correctional facilities, creating alternatives of incarceration and probation for young offenders, and providing compensation to States that take criminal aliens into custody.
  • $8.8 billion for States, local governments, and other entities to increase police presence, public safety, and cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and local citizens.
  • $4.36 billion for crime prevention, including creating after school programs, reducing juvenile crime, recruiting more police officers, and establishing substance abuse programs.
  • $2.59 billion for reducing violence towards women.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (95-4) -

Title: Omnibus Crime Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide $30.07 billion in grants from 1995-2000 to reduce violence and crimes, enhance law enforcement, provide education and activity programs for youth, and for other purposes.

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -

Title: Omnibus Crime Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide $30.07 billion in grants from 1995-2000 to reduce violence and crimes, enhance law enforcement, provide education and activity programs for youth, and for other purposes.

Highlights:

-Bans the manufacture, sale, or possession of nineteen semiautomatic assault weapons and other firearms that carry similar characteristics.

-Increases the number of crimes subject to the death penalty.

-Requires a life sentence in prison to any individual who is convicted of committing their third serious violent or drug crime.

-States that juveniles, age 13 or older, may be tried as adults in court for committing a violent crime or possessing a firearm while committing a crime.

-Creates the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund to track transfers into the Fund, report requirements, and allocate amounts to the Fund.

-Increases sentences in federal sex crime cases for repeat offenders.

-Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to local, state, and tribal governments for increased emphasis on reducing violent crimes against women.

-$9.85 billion for improving, developing, or expanding correctional facilities, creating alternatives of incarceration and probation for young offenders, and providing compensation to States that take criminal aliens into custody.

-$8.8 billion for States, local governments, and other entities to increase police presence, public safety, and cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and local citizens.

-$4.36 billion for crime prevention, including creating after school programs, reducing juvenile crime, recruiting more police officers, and establishing substance abuse programs.

-$2.59 billion for reducing violence towards women.

Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Omnibus Crime Bill

Sponsors

  • Jack Brooks (TX - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

Skip to top
Back to top