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S. 582: Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 582

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 3, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Booker, Mr. Markey, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Warren, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Kaine, Ms. Smith, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Brown, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Klobuchar, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Ossoff, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

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

2.

Prohibition on imposition of death sentence

(a)

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.

(b)

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.