S. 378 - Court Security Improvement Act of 2007

Law. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on April 19, 2007 
Amendments:
14 proposed amendments. 1 accepted. 1 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on April 19, 2007.

1/2 required to pass

voted YES: 97 voted NO: 0
3 voted present/not voting

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Court Security Improvement Act of 2007

S. 378 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect judges, prosecutors, witnesses, victims, and their family members, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Court Security Improvement Act of 2007
  • Court Security Improvement Act of 2007
  • Court Security Improvement Act of 2007
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Law
  • Assault
  • Authorization
  • Bankruptcy courts
  • Budgets
  • Civil liberties
  • Computer security measures
  • Conflict of interests
  • Congress
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Courts
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal procedure
  • Department of Justice
  • District courts
  • Families
  • Federal aid to law enforcement
  • Finance
  • Financial disclosure
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Firearms
  • Fraud
  • Government attorneys
  • Government employees
  • Government employees' life insurance
  • Government ethics
  • Government procurement
  • Guam
  • Homicide
  • Informers
  • Judges
  • Judicial ethics
  • Judicial officers
  • Juries
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Liens
  • Magistrates
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Office of Government Ethics
  • Parking facilities
  • Prosecution
  • Public contracts
  • Public prosecutors
  • Recruiting of employees
  • Right of privacy
  • Security measures
  • State courts
  • Sunset legislation
  • Tax courts
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Victims of crimes
  • Violence
  • Virgin Islands
  • Weapons
  • Witnesses
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Major Actions
Introduced1/24/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (14 proposed)
Passed Senate4/19/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 896 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.4/18/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S. 3784/18/2007This motion PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 3 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateOn the Motion to Table (Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 891 )4/18/2007This amendment PASSED the Senate
59 voted YES 38 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - Final Passage S. 378, As Amended4/19/2007This bill PASSED the Senate
97 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/24/2007
1/24/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
1/24/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1062-1063)
2/14/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Put on a legislative calendar3/01/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
3/29/2007Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment. With written report No. 110-42. Additional views filed.
Put on a legislative calendar3/29/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 107.
4/16/2007Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
4/16/2007Cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate.
4/16/2007Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
4/18/2007Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
4/18/2007Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
4/18/2007Measure laid before Senate by motion.
4/18/2007The committee reported amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
4/18/2007Cloture motion on S.378 presented in Senate.
4/18/2007Amendment SA 891 proposed by Senator Coburn.
4/18/2007Amendment SA 896 proposed by Senator Leahy.
select this voteVote4/18/2007Amendment SA 896 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote4/18/2007Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the Consideration of S. 378
select this voteVote4/18/2007On the Motion to Table (Motion to Table Coburn Amdt. No. 891 )
4/19/2007Amendment SA 897 proposed by Senator Ensign.
4/19/2007Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 897.
4/19/2007Considered by Senate.
4/19/2007Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
4/19/2007Amendment SA 897 ruled out of order by the chair.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/19/2007On Passage - Senate - Final Passage S. 378, As Amended
4/20/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
4/20/2007Received in the House.
4/20/2007Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 888Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 889Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 890Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 891Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2007Failed by roll call vote on April 17, 2007.

To express the sense of the Senate that Congress should offset the cost of new spending.

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S. Amdt. 892Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 893Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 894Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 895Biden, Joseph [D-DE]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 896Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]April 18, 2007Passed by voice vote on April 17, 2007.

To make technical changes.

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S. Amdt. 897Ensign, John [R-NV]April 18, 2007Offered on April 17, 2007.

To amend title 28, United States Code, to provide for the appointment of additional Federal circuit judges, to divide the Ninth Judicial Circuit of the United States into 2 circuits, and for other purposes.

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S. Amdt. 898Ensign, John [R-NV]April 19, 2007Offered on April 18, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 899Domenici, Pete [R-NM]April 19, 2007Offered on April 18, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 900Grassley, Charles [R-IA]April 19, 2007Offered on April 18, 2007.

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S. Amdt. 901Dorgan, Byron [D-ND]April 19, 2007Offered on April 18, 2007.

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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$695,926
$5,611
YES$701,537
$0
$0
NO$0
1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Court Security Improvement Act of 2007: On Passage - Senate - Final Passage S. 378, As Amended

1 organization supported this bill

Federal Bar Association
(n.d.). Letter to Senator Specter. Retrieved n.d., from .

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$146,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$477,550$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$6,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$613,511$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,190,205$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$133,826$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$2,084,772$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$417,228$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$451,760$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,488,194$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,273,258$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$79,751$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$221,149$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$498,771$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$231,176$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,147,346$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$967,715$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$341,788$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$3,060,900$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$720,076$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$4,261,588$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$88,440$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$193,764$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$783,486$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$428,630$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$467,653$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$571,510$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,283,233$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$35,000$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$145,237$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$568,898$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$695,102$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$551,241$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$114,350$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$310,951$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,599,142$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$255,345$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$49,501$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$686,571$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$645,091$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,240,299$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$273,568$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$123,687$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$61,850$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$561,857$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$443,794$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$713,885$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$149,018$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$234,593$0Not Voting
Johnny IsaksonRGA$615,511$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$244,797$0Not Voting
Ted KennedyDMA$978,948$0Yes
John KerryDMA$365,481$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$907,266$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$718,166$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,176,669$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$804,882$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$536,079$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$684,076$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,077,106$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$384,045$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$183,397$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$336,340$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$1,059,037$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$132,075$0Not Voting
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,327,193$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$808,683$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,931,799$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$286,687$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$230,970$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$751,825$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$452,135$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,363,137$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$2,125,907$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$628,101$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$371,723$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$1,141,774$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$193,578$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$657,774$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$1,490,455$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$107,849$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,066,968$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$403,689$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$717,324$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$464,185$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$143,585$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$2,419,330$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,248,244$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$258,091$0Yes
John SununuRNH$263,214$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$439,981$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$32,665$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$427,861$0Yes
David VitterRLA$532,749$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$561,349$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$1,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$528,967$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$718,808$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$270,257$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$146,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$477,550$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$6,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$613,511$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,190,205$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$133,826$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$2,084,772$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$417,228$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$451,760$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,488,194$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,273,258$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$79,751$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$221,149$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$498,771$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$231,176$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,147,346$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$967,715$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$341,788$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$3,060,900$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$720,076$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$4,261,588$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$88,440$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$193,764$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$783,486$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$428,630$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$467,653$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$571,510$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,283,233$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$35,000$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$145,237$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$568,898$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$695,102$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$551,241$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$114,350$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$310,951$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,599,142$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$255,345$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$49,501$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$686,571$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$645,091$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,240,299$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$273,568$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$123,687$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$61,850$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$561,857$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$443,794$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$713,885$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$149,018$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$234,593$0Not Voting
Johnny IsaksonRGA$615,511$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$244,797$0Not Voting
Ted KennedyDMA$978,948$0Yes
John KerryDMA$365,481$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$907,266$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$718,166$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,176,669$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$804,882$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$536,079$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$684,076$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,077,106$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$384,045$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$183,397$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$336,340$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$1,059,037$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$132,075$0Not Voting
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,327,193$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$808,683$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,931,799$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$286,687$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$230,970$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$751,825$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$452,135$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,363,137$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$2,125,907$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$628,101$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$371,723$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$1,141,774$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$193,578$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$657,774$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$1,490,455$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$107,849$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,066,968$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$403,689$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$717,324$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$464,185$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$143,585$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$2,419,330$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,248,244$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$258,091$0Yes
John SununuRNH$263,214$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$439,981$0Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$32,665$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$427,861$0Yes
David VitterRLA$532,749$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$561,349$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$1,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$528,967$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$718,808$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$270,257$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$68,085,322
Police & firefighters unions & associations$575,270

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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