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H.R. 546: Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act

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To regulate monitoring of electronic communications between an incarcerated person in a Bureau of Prisons facility and that person's attorney or other legal representative, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Hakeem Jeffries

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 19, 2021
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Jan 28, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 28, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

The House Majority Leader indicated on Feb 19, 2021 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.

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5% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jan 28, 2021
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 19, 2021
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Feb 19, 2021
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 546 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 546. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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