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S 735 - Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act - Key Vote

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Brian Bilbray voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 104-132 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (293-133) - (Key vote)

Title: Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases detection agents for explosives; expands deportation of criminal undocumented immigrants; provides more funding for deportation of suspected terrorists; allows suspected terrorists to be denied asylum; prohibits terrorist groups from fundraising in the U.S.; and limits death penalty appeals, among other provisions.

Highlights:
  • Institutes a 1 year statute of limitations for habeas corpus actions brought within the Federal Judicial Code by State prisoners petitioning for habeas corpus.
  • Specifies that there shall be no right of appeal from a final order in a habeas corpus proceeding unless a circuit judge issues a certificate of appealability, and permits a certificate of appealability only if the defendant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.
  • Specifies that no appeal may be taken to the Court of Appeals from the final order in a habeas corpus proceeding in which the detention complained of arises out of process issued by a State or Federal court.
  • Requires a district court to render a final determination of an application for habeas corpus brought in a capital case not later than 180 days after the date on which the application is filed.
  • Amends the Federal criminal code to require the courts to order restitution of the victim when a convicted defendant is being sentenced for specified offenses.
  • Sets penalties for conspiring to kill, kidnap, or maim persons of a either U.S. or a foreign government.
  • Increases penalties for the use of explosives or committing arson, including establishes and increases previous mandatory minimums of penalties and imprisonment for certain terrorist crimes.
  • Prohibits providing assistance to the government of countries that aid terrorist states.
  • Amends the Fair Credit Report Act to authorize a court judge to issue an order ex parte directing a consumer reporting agency (CRA) to furnish to the FBI the names and addresses of all financial institutions at which a consumer maintains or has maintained an account to the extent that the information is in the CRA's files.
  • Prohibits any person within the U.S. from fundraising or collecting funds on behalf of an organization or person designated by the Secretary of State as a terrorist.
  • Affirms that being a member of a foreign terrorist organization is a legal basis for exclusion from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Declares that a Federal, State, or local government agency may not use a voter registration card or other related document that evidences registration for an election, as evidence to prove United States citizenship.
  • Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit and set penalties for teaching or demonstrating the making of explosive materials, or distributing information pertaining to the manufacturing of such material.
  • Expands the weapons of mass destruction statute to set penalties with respect to any U.S. national who uses, threatens, attempt, or conspires to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the U.S.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (91-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases detection agents for explosives; expands deportation of criminal undocumented immigrants; provides more funding for deportation of suspected terrorists; allows suspected terrorists to be denied asylum; prohibits terrorist groups from fundraising in the U.S.; and limits death penalty appeals, among other provisions.

Highlights:
  • Institutes a 1 year statute of limitations for habeas corpus actions brought within the Federal Judicial Code by State prisoners petitioning for habeas corpus.
  • Specifies that there shall be no right of appeal from a final order in a habeas corpus proceeding unless a circuit judge issues a certificate of appealability, and permits a certificate of appealability only if the defendant has made a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional right.
  • Specifies that no appeal may be taken to the Court of Appeals from the final order in a habeas corpus proceeding in which the detention complained of arises out of process issued by a State or Federal court.
  • Requires a district court to render a final determination of an application for habeas corpus brought in a capital case not later than 180 days after the date on which the application is filed.
  • Amends the Federal criminal code to require the courts to order restitution of the victim when a convicted defendant is being sentenced for specified offenses.
  • Sets penalties for conspiring to kill, kidnap, or maim persons of a either U.S. or a foreign government.
  • Increases penalties for the use of explosives or committing arson, including establishes and increases previous mandatory minimums of penalties and imprisonment for certain terrorist crimes.
  • Prohibits providing assistance to the government of countries that aid terrorist states.
  • Amends the Fair Credit Report Act to authorize a court judge to issue an order ex parte directing a consumer reporting agency (CRA) to furnish to the FBI the names and addresses of all financial institutions at which a consumer maintains or has maintained an account to the extent that the information is in the CRA's files.
  • Prohibits any person within the U.S. from fundraising or collecting funds on behalf of an organization or person designated by the Secretary of State as a terrorist.
  • Affirms that being a member of a foreign terrorist organization is a legal basis for exclusion from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Declares that a Federal, State, or local government agency may not use a voter registration card or other related document that evidences registration for an election, as evidence to prove United States citizenship.
  • Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit and set penalties for teaching or demonstrating the making of explosive materials, or distributing information pertaining to the manufacturing of such material.
  • Expands the weapons of mass destruction statute to set penalties with respect to any U.S. national who uses, threatens, attempt, or conspires to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the U.S.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
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.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (91-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases detection agents for explosives; expands deportation of criminal undocumented immigrants; provides more funding for deportation of suspected terrorists; allows suspected terrorists to be denied asylum; prohibits terrorist groups from fundraising in the U.S.; and limits death penalty appeals, among other provisions.

Highlights:
  • Institutes a 1 year statute of limitations for habeas corpus actions brought within the Federal Judicial Code by State prisoners petitioning for habeas corpus.
  • Amends the Fair Credit Report Act to authorize a court judge to issue an order ex parte directing a consumer reporting agency (CRA) to furnish to the FBI all known names and addresses of all financial institutions that a consumer maintains or has maintained an account.
  • Changes the Federal criminal code to require the court to order restitution for a victim when a convicted defendant is being sentenced.
  • Sets penalties for conspiring to kill, kidnap, or maim people of the U.S. or a foreign government.
  • Increases penalties for using explosives or committing arson, including establishing and increasing previous mandatory minimums of penalties and mandating imprisonment for certain terrorist crimes.
  • Alters the Federal criminal code to prohibit and set penalties for teaching or demonstrating the making of explosive materials, or distributing information pertaining to explosives manufacturing.
  • Sets penalties for willfully making any threat, or knowingly conveying false information concerning an attempt or alleged attempt to destroy any Federal property by means of fire or an explosive.
  • Sets penalties for any person who illegally uses, attempts to use, or conspires to use a chemical or biological weapon.
  • Allocates up to $3 million for any fiscal year in order to obtain explosives detection and other counterterrorism technology and for joint counterterrorism research and development projects on such technology conducted with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and major non-NATO allies.
  • Establishes a $1 million limit on assistance provided to a foreign country for counterterrorism efforts in any fiscal year.
  • Prohibits any person within the U.S. from fundraising or collecting funds on behalf of an organization or person designated by the Secretary of State as a terrorist.
  • Affirms that being a member of a foreign terrorist organization is a legal basis for exclusion from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Declares that a Federal, State, or local government agency may not use a voter registration card or other related document that evidences registration for an election as proof of United States citizenship.
  • Expands the weapons of mass destruction statute to set penalties with respect to any U.S. national who uses, threatens, attempts, or conspires to use a weapon of mass destruction outside of the U.S.
  • Allows military assistance in emergency situations involving chemical or biological weapons of mass destruction.
  • $1.23 billion for FBI activities to combat terrorism.
  • $400 million for the Drug Enforcement Agency.
  • $162 million for the Secret Service.
  • $100 million for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • $100 million for the Department of Justice.
  • $50 million for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • $28 million for the U.S. Customs Service.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Comprehensive Terrorism Prevention Act

Sponsors

  • Robert 'Bob' Dole (KS - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Hank Brown (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Phillip 'Phil' Gramm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Kyl (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Nickles (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan K. Simpson (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Strom Thurmond (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
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