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H.R. 5682: FIRST STEP Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5682 requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and apply a risk and needs assessment system to identify a prisoner’s risk and assign them to appropriate evidence-based programming. Prisoners can earn incentives for participating in the programming.

Prison reform initiatives have demonstrated success in state systems, and the FIRST STEP Act would enable the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to capitalize on similar resources at the federal level. The legislation would direct the BOP to conduct risk- and needs-assessments for every offender upon sentencing, and then to ...

Sponsor and status

Doug Collins

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2018
Length: 84 pages
Introduced:

May 7, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 22, 2018

This bill passed in the House on May 22, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

48% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Women Against Registry: Women Against Registry is a nationwide organization advocating for the families who have loved ones on the sex offender registry. Currently, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) there are 874,000 men, women and children (as young ...
#cut50: We envision a criminal justice system that recognizes the humanity of the 2.2 million people currently behind bars in America and moves toward compassion and treatment rather than punishment and incarceration. The FIRST STEP Act falls in line with our mission ...

History

May 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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May 18, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

May 22, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

May 22, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5682 is 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.

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