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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.

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Legislation

This Legislation database provides analysis on all bills in Congress that add or
modify federal criminal offenses or penalties.

Legislation Bill Sponsor State
HR 5739: To assure that the services of a nonemergency department physician are available to hospital patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all non-Federal hospitals with at least 100 licensed beds. schakowsky IL
HR 836: To Better Assure Cyber-Security smith TX
HR 5717: To establish a reward system to provide monetary awards to individuals who provide information relating to violations of the CAN-SPAM Act. mccotter MI
HR 4153: To Establish National Standards To Prevent Distracted Driving Platts PA
HR 371: To Improve Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefit berman CA
HR 400: To Prohibit Profiteering and Fraud Relating to Military Action abercrombie HI
HR 6154: To promote the development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other purposes. gohmert AZ
HR 5920: Toxic Metals Protection Act of 2010 Speier CA
S 1703: Trafficking in Persons Accountability Act of 2007 Durbin IL
S 1301: Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2011 Leahy VT
HR 1144: Transparency and Openness in Government Act Cummings MD
HR 2200: Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act Jackson Lee TX
HR 3011: Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011 Rogers AL
HR 3386: Transporting Corpses of Homicide Victims cohen TN
HR 3359: Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act Moran VA
HR 2423: Treatment of Ballast Water latourette OH
S 704: Truth in Caller ID Act of 2007 nelson FL
S 30: Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009 Nelson FL
HR 7182: Two Strike Act brown-waite FL
S 1974: Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2011 Udall NM
HR 3801: Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012 Giffords AZ
HR 1537: Uniting American Families Act of 2011 Nadler NY
S 821: Uniting American Families Act (UAFA Act) Leahy VT
HR 6663: Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Clarification and Implementation Act of 2008 Sessions TX
HR 889: Vessel Ballast Water Management Requirements Miller C NC