S. 1902 - Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017

Crime and law enforcement. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to specify the state of mind required for conviction for criminal offenses that lack an expressly identified state of mind, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017

S. 1902 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to specify the state of mind required for conviction for criminal offenses that lack an expressly identified state of mind, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to specify the state of mind required for conviction for criminal offenses that lack an expressly identified state of mind, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017
  • Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017
  • Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017
Sponsor
Orrin G. Hatch
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Evidence and witnesses
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced10/02/2017
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced10/02/2017
10/02/2017Introduced in Senate
10/02/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $27,032 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $152,150 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $219,138 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $302,751 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $125,826 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $295,692 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $224,755 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $182,737 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $474,314 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $465,408 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $372,158 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $816,114 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $151,861 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $21,550 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $231,329 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $181,344 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $124,657 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $257,087 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $419,432 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $232,546 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $701,475 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $548,910 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $405,415 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $1,929,099 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $256,843 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $148,758 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $513,571 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $571,357 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $101,999 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $296,644 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $185,948 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $169,662 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $375,591 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $595,709 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $859,376 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $1,171,893 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $95,687 Against $0

Votes

    1 Organization Supports and 0 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Mens Rea Reform Act of 2017

    1 organization support this bill

    FreedomWorks
    Brandon, Adam (2017, October 5). Support the Mens Rea Reform Act, S. 1902. Retrieved October 5, 2017, from FreedomWorks.

    0 organizations oppose this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th U.S. Congress, from Republican/Conservative interest groups, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
    John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
    Roy BluntRMO$130,836$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$6,100$0
    John BoozmanRAR$20,232$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
    Richard BurrRNC$134,199$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$113,725$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$10,000$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$303,273$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$28,370$0
    John CornynRTX$78,605$0
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,516$0
    Tom CottonRAR$1,229,842$0
    Mike CrapoRID$36,594$0
    Ted CruzRTX$1,875,947$0
    Steve DainesRMT$224,025$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$174,861$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
    Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,342,999$0
    Al FrankenDMN$0$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$392,155$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$-35$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$150,779$0
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$0
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,500$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
    Dean HellerRNV$129,337$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
    John HoevenRND$15,400$0
    Jim InhofeROK$48,174$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,445$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$796,764$0
    Tim KaineDVA$100$0
    John KennedyRLA$16,500$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
    James LankfordROK$142,490$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
    Mike LeeRUT$727,234$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$171,070$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$228,606$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$7,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,750$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
    Rand PaulRKY$447,992$0
    David PerdueRGA$199,928$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
    Rob PortmanROH$205,086$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
    Jim RischRID$45,587$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,967$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$63,381$0
    Marco RubioRFL$850,205$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Ben SasseRNE$691,801$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,500$0
    Tim ScottRSC$263,161$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,700$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
    Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$596,373$0
    Jon TesterDMT$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$166,033$0
    Thom TillisRNC$218,634$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,278,152$0
    Tom UdallDNM$2,000$0
    Chris Van HollenDMD$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,550$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$0$0
    Todd YoungRIN$139,816$0

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$18,050$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
    John BarrassoRWY$18,900$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
    Roy BluntRMO$130,836$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$6,100$0
    John BoozmanRAR$20,232$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
    Richard BurrRNC$134,199$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$113,725$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$10,000$0
    Bill CassidyRLA$303,273$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$7,250$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$21,650$0
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$28,370$0
    John CornynRTX$78,605$0
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$1,516$0
    Tom CottonRAR$1,229,842$0
    Mike CrapoRID$36,594$0
    Ted CruzRTX$1,875,947$0
    Steve DainesRMT$224,025$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0
    Joni ErnstRIA$174,861$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
    Deb FischerRNE$185,221$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$1,342,999$0
    Al FrankenDMN$0$0
    Cory GardnerRCO$392,155$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$-35$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$48,088$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$150,779$0
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$0
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$21,500$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$0
    Dean HellerRNV$129,337$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$0
    John HoevenRND$15,400$0
    Jim InhofeROK$48,174$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$35,445$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$796,764$0
    Tim KaineDVA$100$0
    John KennedyRLA$16,500$0
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
    James LankfordROK$142,490$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
    Mike LeeRUT$727,234$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$171,070$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$228,606$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$7,700$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$38,750$0
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
    Rand PaulRKY$447,992$0
    David PerdueRGA$199,928$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$0
    Rob PortmanROH$205,086$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
    Jim RischRID$45,587$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$92,967$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$63,381$0
    Marco RubioRFL$850,205$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Ben SasseRNE$691,801$0
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,500$0
    Tim ScottRSC$263,161$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,700$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
    Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$596,373$0
    Jon TesterDMT$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$166,033$0
    Thom TillisRNC$218,634$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,278,152$0
    Tom UdallDNM$2,000$0
    Chris Van HollenDMD$0$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,700$0
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,550$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
    Ron WydenDOR$0$0
    Todd YoungRIN$139,816$0

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$14,205,818

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
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