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Text of To require that an application for a writ of habeas corpus be submitted with the consent of the person for ...

...the person for whose relief it is intended.

This bill was introduced on May 11, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 11, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4387 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4387

To require that an application for a writ of habeas corpus be submitted with the consent of the person for whose relief it is intended.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 11, 1994

Mrs. BENTLEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require that an application for a writ of habeas corpus be submitted with the consent of the person for whose relief it is intended.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CONSENT FOR APPLICATION FOR A WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS.

    Section 2248 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by inserting the following new section:

    ‘(b) In any appeal of a person convicted of a felony for which that person previously has been determined to be capable of aiding in his or her own defense, no other person may present an application for a writ of habeas corpus without the convicted person’s consent or without providing clean and convincing evidence of the convicted person’s mental incompetence.’.