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H.R. 5053: Justice for Juveniles Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 12, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5053

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 12, 2019

(for herself, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Katko, and Mr. Jeffries) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To exempt juveniles from the requirements for suits by prisoners, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Justice for Juveniles Act.

2.

Exemption of juveniles from the requirements for suits by prisoners

Section 7 of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (42 U.S.C. 1997e) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (h), by striking sentenced for, or adjudicated delinquent for, and inserting or sentenced for; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(i)

Exemption of juvenile prisoners

This section shall not apply to an action pending on the date of enactment of the Justice for Juveniles Act or filed on or after such date if such action is—

(1)

brought by a prisoner who has not attained 22 years of age; or

(2)

brought by any prisoner with respect to a prison condition that occurred before the prisoner attained 22 years of age.

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