S. 597: Gideon’s Promise Act

Introduced:
Mar 18, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
10% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Senior Senator from Vermont
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 18, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 822 (Related)
Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 31, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 18, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 18, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 18, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

52% chance of getting past committee.
10% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to ensure the effective administration of criminal justice.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Senate Judiciary

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3/18/2013--Introduced.
Gideon's Promise Act - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to require grant applicants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to include in grant applications a comprehensive state-wide plan for the improvement of the administration of the criminal justice system.
Makes it unlawful for government entities or their agents to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives indigent defendants of their constitutional rights to assistance of counsel in criminal proceedings.

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