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H.R. 5575 (115th): Pathway to Parenting Act of 2018

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About the bill

219 thousand women in the U.S. are in jails, and 80 percent of them are mothers. In some extreme cases they can have little to no visitation rights with their children, or can even be shackled or put in straitjackets while pregnant. That’s even though 60 percent of them are held in jail pre-trial without being convicted of a crime.

A bill recently introduced in the House by a Republican aims to reform the penal system for mothers or expectant mothers.

What the bill does

The Pathway to ...

Sponsor and status

Scott Taylor

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2018
Length: 10 pages

Apr 18, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 18, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Apr 18, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5575 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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

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