H. R. 5226

To amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance criminal penalties for health related stalking, and for other purposes.

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117 HR 5226 IH: Preventing Vigilante Stalking that Stops Women’s Access to Healthcare and Abortion Rights Act of 2021

U.S. House of Representatives

2021-09-10

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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5226

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2021

Ms. Jackson Lee

(for herself,

Ms. Wilson of Florida

,

Ms. Ross

, and

Mr. Green of Texas

) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance criminal penalties for health related stalking, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Preventing Vigilante Stalking that Stops Women’s Access to Healthcare and Abortion Rights Act of 2021

.

2.

Obtaining or interfering with the personal healthcare decisions of a woman

(a)

In general

Chapter 110A

of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2261B the following:

2261C.

Enhanced penalty for health related stalking

If a person commits an offense under section 2261 or 2261A with the intent to obtain healthcare information of an individual or to prevent the healthcare decisions of an individual, the person may be imprisoned for up to 3 years, in addition to any term of imprisonment imposed for that offense under section 2261 or section 2261A, respectively.

.

(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for

chapter 110A

of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to

section 2261B

the following:

2261C. Enhanced penalty for health related stalking.

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