H.R.855 - Criminal Terrorism Improvements Act of 2007

To amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the criminal law relating to terrorism, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Criminal Terrorism Improvements Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the criminal law relating to terrorism, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Criminal Terrorism Improvements Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment on individuals who cause the death of a person while committing a terrorist act.Authorizes the death penalty for: (1) developing, possessing, or threatening to use

Official Summary

Criminal Terrorism Improvements Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose the death penalty or life imprisonment on individuals who cause the death of a person while committing a terrorist act.Authorizes the death penalty for:
(1) developing, possessing, or threatening to use radiological weapons against a person or against U.S. property;
(2) causing the death of an individual by using missile systems designed to destroy aircraft, by using radiological dispersal devices, or by using the variola virus; and
(3) use of atomic weapons with intent to injure the United States.Increases criminal penalties for:
(1) attempting or conspiring to kill a U.S. national;
(2) engaging in physical violence with the intent to injure a U.S. national;
(3) financing terrorism or concealing assets to be used for terrorist activities; and
(4) providing material support to terrorists or receiving military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization. Amends the crime of receiving military-type training from a foreign terrorist organization to include attempts or conspiracies to receive such training.Denies certain federal benefits to individuals convicted of a federal crime of terrorism. Expands the authorization for interception of communications (wiretapping) to include all federal crimes of terrorism.

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