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H.R. 3489: Presidential Pardon Transparency Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 27, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3489

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 27, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Takano, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Ruppersberger, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. Crist, Ms. Speier, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Evans, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. DelBene, Ms. Adams, Mr. Welch, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Payne, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Polis, and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To require the publication of the name of any person pardoned by the President, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Presidential Pardon Transparency Act of 2017.

2.

Publication of pardons

Not later than 3 days after the date on which the President grants any reprieve or pardon for an offence against the United States, the Attorney General shall publish in the Federal Register and on the official website of the President the following:

(1)

The name of the person.

(2)

The date on which the reprieve or pardon was issued.

(3)

The full text of the reprieve or pardon.