ABSTRACT

Executive Order 13980: Protecting Americans from Overcriminalization Through Regulatory Reform   [open pdf - 210KB]

Alternate Title: EO 13980: Protecting Americans from Overcriminalization Through Regulatory Reform

From the Purpose: "In the interest of fairness, Federal criminal law should be clearly written so that all Americans can understand what is prohibited and act accordingly. Some statutes have authorized executive branch agencies to promulgate thousands of regulations, creating a thicket of requirements that can be difficult to navigate, and many of these regulations are enforceable through criminal processes and penalties. The purpose of this order is to alleviate regulatory burdens on Americans by ensuring that they have notice of potential criminal liability for violations of regulations and by focusing criminal enforcement of regulatory offenses on the most culpable individuals."

Report Number:
Executive Order 13980; EO 13980
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Date:
2021-01-18
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
Source:
Federal Register (January 22, 2021), v.86 no.13, p.6817
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