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senate Bill S. 2844

Terrorist Hoax Improvements Act of 2009

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedDecember 7th, 2009

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Terrorist Hoax Improvements Act of 2009

Official Title

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the terrorist hoax statute.


Terrorist Hoax Improvements Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) extend the prohibition against conveying false information and hoaxes to include false information and hoaxes about any federal crime of terrorism; (2) increase maximum prison terms for hoaxes involving a member of the Armed Forces during war; (3) expand civil liability provisions relating to expenses incurred by emergency personnel in responding to a hoax; and (4) extend the prohibition against mailing threatening communications to include threats against corporations or governmental entities (as well as individuals).

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