S. 1581 (99th): Criminal Justice Act Revision of 1985


Aug 1, 1985
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 19, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Strom Thurmond

Senator from South Carolina


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend section 3006A of title 18, United States Code, to improve the delivery of legal services in the criminal justice system to those persons financially unable to obtain adequate representation, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 3004 passed in lieu) Criminal Justice Act Revision of 1986 - Amends the Federal criminal code to revise provisions concerning the appointment of counsel ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 1, 1985

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Sep 19, 1986
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1581”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3004 (Related)
Criminal Justice Act Revision of 1986

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 14, 1986

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