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H.R. 4052: To prohibit the imposition of the death penalty for any violation of Federal law, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 2019 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Should the federal government be in the business of executing people?

Context

The death penalty was last used by the federal government back in 2003, when Louis Jones was put to death for raping and then killing a female soldier in the Army.

But in July, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government will once again resume carrying out the federal death penalty. He cited five specific individuals who had been found guilty of the most heinous crimes, including rape, torture, and murder — and who, under this new policy, will now be executed in December and January.

What the bill does

Two House bills would disallow the federal ...


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4052

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Cummings, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Amash, Ms. Norton, Mr. Clay, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Omar, and Mr. McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To prohibit the imposition of the death penalty for any violation of Federal law, and for other purposes.

1.

Prohibition on imposition of death sentence

(a)

In General

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after the date of enactment of this Act for any violation of Federal law.

(b)

Persons Sentenced Before Date of Enactment

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person sentenced to death before the date of enactment of this Act for any violation of Federal law shall be resentenced.