S. 1507 (104th): Parole Commission Phaseout Act of 1996

Dec 22, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 104-232.
Orrin Hatch
Senator from Utah
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 1996
2 pages

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 2, 1996.

Introduced Dec 22, 1995
Passed Senate Dec 22, 1995
Passed House with Changes Sep 17, 1996
Signed by the President Oct 02, 1996
Full Title

A bill to provide for the extension of the Parole Commission to oversee cases of prisoners sentenced under prior law, to reduce the size of the Parole Commission, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/17/1996--Passed House amended.
Parole Commission Phaseout Act of 1996 - Amends the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 to extend by five years the term of the United States Parole Commission. Authorizes the Commission to perform its functions with any quorum of Commissioners as the Commission may prescribe.
Reduces the total number of Commissioners to two, effective December 31, 1999, and to one, the Commission Chairman, effective December 31, 2001.
Authorizes that Commissioner (or, in that Commissioner's absence, the Attorney General) to delegate to one or more hearing examiners specified powers.
Directs the Attorney General:
(1) to report to the Congress by May 1 of 1998 through 2002 on the status of the Commission; and
(2) unless he or she certifies in such report that the Commission's continuation is the most effective and cost-efficient manner for carrying out the Commission's functions, to include an alternative plan for a transfer of the Commission's functions to another entity.
Directs that such a plan that provides for the transfer of functions and powers to an entity within the Department of Justice shall take effect on November 1 of the year in which the report is made, unless the Congress by law provides otherwise.

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