H.R. 4193 (104th): Grand Jury Fairness Reform Act of 1996

Sep 26, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on September 26, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sep 26, 1996
Enid Greene Waldholtz
Representative for Utah's 2nd congressional district
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Sep 26, 1996
3 pages
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide that witnesses in grand jury proceedings have the presence and advice of counsel during that witness' testimony.


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Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Grand Jury Fairness Reform Act of 1996 - Amends the Federal criminal code to grant each witness before a grand jury impaneled before any district court the right to the presence and advice of counsel of the witness' own procurement during that witness' testimony.
Makes it the duty of attorneys representing the United States to ensure that witnesses have been properly advised in a timely fashion of such right.
Sets forth provisions regarding:
(1) limits of counsel's participation;
(2) disclosure of proceedings by counsel;
(3) representation of more than one witness; and
(4) sanctions for violating such provisions.

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