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H.R. 262: Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 11, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 262


January 11, 2021

(for herself, Ms. Adams, Ms. Barragán, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Bowman, Mr. Brown, Ms. Bush, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Dean, Ms. DeGette, Ms. DelBene, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Evans, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Jones, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Gomez, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lieu, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Malinowski, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Ms. Norton, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Omar, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Rush, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Spanberger, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Tlaib, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. Trone, Ms. Velázquez, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Welch, and Ms. Wild) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


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


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act.


Prohibition on imposition of death sentence


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.


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.