To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the availability of Federal habeas corpus relief for a person who is sentenced to death though actually innocent.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Nov 3, 2009
Length: 3 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced on November 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Nov 3, 2009
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Jul 9, 2020
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 7532 (116th).
H.R. 3986 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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