Text: H.R.1967 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1967


To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to expand the cause of action relating to the pattern or practice of conduct by a governmental authority that deprives a person of rights protected by the Constitution to such conduct relating to adults as well as juveniles.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 14, 2013

Mr. Deutch (for himself and Mr. Scott of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to expand the cause of action relating to the pattern or practice of conduct by a governmental authority that deprives a person of rights protected by the Constitution to such conduct relating to adults as well as juveniles.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Right to Counsel and Taxpayer Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Pattern or practice litigation.

(a) In general.—Section 210401(a) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14141(a)) is amended—

(1) after “responsibility for the administration of”, by striking “juvenile justice” and inserting “criminal justice, juvenile justice,” ; and

(2) after “or the incarceration of”, by striking “juveniles” and inserting “persons (including juveniles)”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—Section 210401(b) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14141(b)) is amended by striking “paragraph (1)” and inserting “subsection (a)”.