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H.R. 1378: District of Columbia Clemency Home Rule Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1378

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 26, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To provide that the authority to grant clemency for offenses against the District of Columbia shall be exercised in accordance with law enacted by the District of Columbia.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the District of Columbia Clemency Home Rule Act.

2.

Authority to grant clemency in accordance with District of Columbia law for offenses against District of Columbia

(a)

Authority described

The authority to grant clemency for offenses against the District of Columbia shall be exercised by such person or persons, and under such terms and conditions, as may be provided under law enacted by the District of Columbia.

(b)

Rule of Construction

Nothing in this Act may be construed to affect any authority exercised by the President or the Mayor of the District of Columbia prior to the effective date of any law enacted by the District of Columbia pursuant to this Act with respect to the authority to grant clemency for offenses against the District of Columbia.

(c)

Clemency Defined

In this Act, the term clemency means a pardon, reprieve, or commutation of sentence, or a remission of a fine or other financial penalty.