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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.