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H.R. 961: Justice for Juveniles Act

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Mary Scanlon

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 23, 2021

This bill passed in the House on June 23, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

the daily leader: wednesday, june 23, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 22, 2021

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - June 25, 2021
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jun 28, 2021

the daily leader: tuesday, june 22, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Jun 21, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 961 will add $1 million in new spending through 2031.

History

Feb 11, 2021
 
Introduced

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Jun 18, 2021
 
Text Published

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Jun 23, 2021
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 961 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.

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