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Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedMay 7th, 2013
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Criminal Code Modernization and Simplification Act of 2013
To modernize, shorten, and simplify the Federal criminal code, and for other purposes.
Criminal Code Modernization and Simplification Act of 2013 - Revises and reorganizes the federal criminal code. Incorporates into such code all major federal crimes, including crimes involving national security and terrorism, crimes of violence against federal officials and employees, property crimes, including theft of medical equipment, drug crimes, immigration crimes, transportation-related crimes, sex crimes, regulatory and financial crimes, international law crimes, and crimes involving female genital mutilation. Consolidates civil and criminal forfeiture provisions related to federal crimes. Sets forth uniform definitions and standards, including state of mind requirements, applicable to the entire criminal code. Provides for the punishment of attempts and conspiracies to commit a crime on the same basis as the completed offense, as a general rule.