About the bill
More people aged 60 and older could get a “get out of jail free” card.
The Second Chance Act of 2007 allowed some elderly prisoners to serve the remainder of their sentence at home, if they were at least 65 and had served either 10 years or ¾ of their sentence — whichever was longer.
The First Step Act of 2018 expanded the number of prisoners eligible, by reducing the age from 65 to 60, and reducing the time served to either 10 years or ⅔ of their sentence — still whichever is longer. Terminably ill prisoners were also made eligible.
However, the program doesn’t factor in time off a prisoner’s sentence for good behavior, which under federal law can be reduced by up to 54 days per year ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 3, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.
12 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Chairman Nadler Statement for the Markup of H.R. 4018”
— Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 10, 2019
What stakeholders are saying
Jul 25, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 10, 2019
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Nov 26, 2019
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.
Dec 3, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Feb 8, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 929.
H.R. 4018 (116th) 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. 4018. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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To provide that the amount of time that an elderly offender must serve before being eligible for placement in home detention is to be reduced by the amount of good time credits earned by the prisoner, and for other purposes, H.R. 4018, 116th Cong. (2019).
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