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H.R. 4261 (115th): SAFE Justice Act

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To improve public safety, accountability, transparency, and respect for federalism in Federal criminal law by applying evidence-based reforms already made by some States, and reinvesting the resulting savings from doing so in additional evidence-based criminal justice strategies that are proven to reduce recidivism and crime, and the burden of the criminal justice system on the taxpayer.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2017
Length: 150 pages
Introduced
Nov 6, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 6, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

15 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 7 Democrats)

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History

Nov 6, 2017
 
Introduced

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H.R. 4261 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4261. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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