Why Should I Vote On BetterDistricts?

Polling is a powerful tool to help our elected officials determine how they should vote.

Standard polling methods don't give you the control that you deserve. With BetterDistricts you can show your representative exactly how strongly a bill is supported in your community.

Send a clear signal on how you want your government to work.

 

S. 4 - Acquitted Conduct Reform Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-12-04
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
 
Summary Not Available

Full Text


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 4


    To prohibit courts from considering acquitted conduct at sentencing, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 4, 2018

    Mr. Hatch introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To prohibit courts from considering acquitted conduct at sentencing, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Acquitted Conduct Reform Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Use of information for sentencing.

(a) Amendment.—Section 3661 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting “, except that a court of the United States shall not consider acquitted conduct under this section” before the period at the end.

(b) Applicability.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply only to a judgment entered on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

Section 3673 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “As” and inserting the following:

“(a) As”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(b) As used in this chapter, the term ‘acquitted conduct’ means—

“(1) acts for which a person was criminally charged and adjudicated not guilty after trial in a Federal or State court; and

“(2) acts underlying criminal charges dismissed—

“(A) in a Federal court upon a motion for acquittal under rule 29 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; or

“(B) in a State court upon a motion for acquittal or an analogous motion under the applicable State rule of criminal procedure.”.


Relevant News Stories And Blog Posts

Title Worth Reading

Vote on S. 4

 

Activity in last 30 days