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Overcriminalization

"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

HR 5124: A bill to prohibit the use, production, sale, importation, or exportation of any pesticide containing atrazine.

Official Title

A bill to prohibit the use, production, sale, importation, or exportation of any pesticide containing atrazine.

Analysis

This bill would prohibit the use, production, sale, importation, or exportation of atrazine, a weed killing pesticide, and atrazine products. A violation of this provision would be punishable by imprisonment for up to 2 years, a fine under Title 18, U.S. Code, or both

Legislation Details
SPONSOR

Ellison (D - MN)

STATUS:

06/18/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
04/22/2010: Referred to House Ways and Means Committee
04/22/2010: Referred to House Foreign Affairs Committee
04/22/2010: Referred to House Agriculture Committee