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house Bill H.R. 853

Suzanne Gonzales Suicide Prevention Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 4th, 2009

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Suzanne Gonzales Suicide Prevention Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the use of interstate commerce for suicide promotion.


Suzanne Gonzales Suicide Prevention Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the use of any facility of interstate or foreign commerce to teach a person how to commit suicide, or to provide such person with material support or resources in committing suicide, knowing such person is likely to use such assistance to commit suicide. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of not more than five years for violations. Increases the prison term to any number of years or life if a violation results in a death.

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