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H.R. 2955 (114th): Right to Counsel and Taxpayer Protection Act

To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to expand the cause of action relating to the pattern or practice of conduct by a governmental authority that deprives a person of rights protected by the Constitution to such conduct relating to adults as well as juveniles.

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Sponsor and status

Theodore Deutch

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2015
Length: 2 pages

Jul 7, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 7, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jul 7, 2015

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H.R. 2955 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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