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H.R. 568 (116th): Status of the Sixth Amendment Act of 2019


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 15, 2019.


Status of the Sixth Amendment Act of 2019

This bill establishes a new reporting requirement for a state that receives a grant through the Office of Justice Programs within the Department of Justice.

Specifically, a state must report certain information with respect to the legal representation of defendants in prosecutions for offenses in the following categories: (1) criminal offenses punishable by a prison term of more than one year; (2) criminal offenses punishable by a prison term of one year or less, including misdemeanors, traffic, and municipal violations; and (3) acts of juvenile delinquency punishable by a term of detention.