April 21, 1994(Key vote)
Title: Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that provides $28.69 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.
Requires a mandatory life sentence in prison to any individual who is convicted of committing their third serious violent or drug-related crime.
Increases the number of crimes subject to the death penalty, including crimes where no one is killed.
Prohibits the imposition of the death penalty on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sex.
Reduces the age at which a juvenile may be tried as an adult in court for committing a violent crime from 15 years of age to 13.
$13.5 billion for the development, expansion, modification, and operation of prisons.
$9.04 billion for crime prevention and rehabilitation programs.
$3.45 billion for an increase in police presence, hiring and training officers, and developing cooperative efforts between law enforcement agencies and local citizens.
Incorporated into HR 3355 during conference. See HR 3355 for further action.