IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 17, 2022
Mr. Ossoff (for himself, Mr. Durbin, and Mr. Warnock) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require the establishment of defender organizations by Federal judicial districts.
This Act may be cited as the
Access to Justice Act of 2022.
Section 3006A(g)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
in the heading, by striking
Qualifications and inserting
in the first sentence, by striking
or a part of a district in which at least two hundred persons annually require the appointment of counsel may and inserting
by striking the second sentence and inserting the following:
Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, 2 adjacent districts or parts of districts may establish a single defender organization to serve both areas..