18 U.S. Code § 3147 - Penalty for an offense committed while on release

A person convicted of an offense committed while released under this chapter shall be sentenced, in addition to the sentence prescribed for the offense, to—
(1) a term of imprisonment of not more than ten years if the offense is a felony; or
(2) a term of imprisonment of not more than one year if the offense is a misdemeanor.
A term of imprisonment imposed under this section shall be consecutive to any other sentence of imprisonment.


(Added Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 203(a),Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 1983; amended Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 223(g),Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2028; Pub. L. 99–646, § 55(g),Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3610.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 3147, added Pub. L. 89–465, § 3(a),June 22, 1966, 80 Stat. 215, related to appeals from conditions of release, prior to repeal in the revision of this chapter by section 203(a) ofPub. L. 98–473.

1986—Pub. L. 99–646substituted “under” for “pursuant to” in two places and “for the offense,” for “for the offense”.
1984—Pub. L. 98–473, § 223(g), struck out “not less than two years and” after “imprisonment of” in par. (1), and “not less than ninety days and” after “imprisonment of” in par. (2).
Effective Date of 1986 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 99–646effective 30 days after Nov. 10, 1986, see section 55(j) ofPub. L. 99–646, set out as a note under section 3141 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–473effective Nov. 1, 1987, and applicable only to offenses committed after the taking effect of such amendment, see section 235(a)(1) ofPub. L. 98–473, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3551 of this title.

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