S. 597 (113th): Gideon’s Promise Act


Mar 18, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2013
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to ensure the effective administration of criminal justice.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

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Mar 18, 2013

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 597”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
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Related Bills

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S. 822 (Related)
Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013

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Last Action: Oct 31, 2013

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