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[121 STAT. 2538]
[121 STAT. 2538]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2538

PUBLIC LAW 110–177—JAN. 7, 2008

SEC. 207. GENERAL MODIFICATIONS OF FEDERAL MURDER CRIME AND RELATED CRIMES.

Section 1112(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking ‘‘ten years’’ and inserting ‘‘15 years’’; and (2) by striking ‘‘six years’’ and inserting ‘‘8 years’’. SEC. 208. ASSAULT PENALTIES.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 115(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘(1)’’ and all that follows through the end of paragraph (1) and inserting the following: ‘‘(1) The punishment for an assault in violation of this section is— ‘‘(A) a fine under this title; and ‘‘(B)(i) if the assault consists of a simple assault, a term of imprisonment for not more than 1 year; ‘‘(ii) if the assault involved physical contact with the victim of that assault or the intent to commit another felony, a term of imprisonment for not more than 10 years; ‘‘(iii) if the assault resulted in bodily injury, a term of imprisonment for not more than 20 years; or ‘‘(iv) if the assault resulted in serious bodily injury (as that term is defined in section 1365 of this title, and including any conduct that, if the conduct occurred in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, would violate section 2241 or 2242 of this title) or a dangerous weapon was used during and in relation to the offense, a term of imprisonment for not more than 30 years.’’. (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 111(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘in all other cases’’ and inserting ‘‘where such acts involve physical contact with the victim of that assault or the intent to commit another felony’’. 28 USC 994 note.

SEC. 209. DIRECTION TO THE SENTENCING COMMISSION.

The United States Sentencing Commission is directed to review the Sentencing Guidelines as they apply to threats punishable under section 115 of title 18, United States Code, that occur over the Internet, and determine whether and by how much that circumstance should aggravate the punishment pursuant to section 994 of title 28, United States Code. In conducting the study, the Commission shall take into consideration the number of such threats made, the intended number of recipients of such threats, and whether the initial senders of such threats were acting in an individual capacity or as part of a larger group.

TITLE III—PROTECTING STATE AND LOCAL JUDGES AND RELATED GRANT PROGRAMS SEC. 301. GRANTS TO STATES TO PROTECT WITNESSES AND VICTIMS OF CRIMES.

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(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 31702 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13862) is amended— (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ‘‘and’’ at the end; (2) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting ‘‘; and’’; and (3) by adding at the end the following:

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