Text: H.R.1253 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/04/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1253


To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the good time credit toward service of sentences of imprisonment.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2015

Mr. Scott of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to the good time credit toward service of sentences of imprisonment.

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 “Prisoner Incentive Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Good time credit.

(a) In general.—Section 3624(b)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking “, beyond the time served, of up to 54 days at the end of each year of the prisoner’s term of imprisonment, beginning at the end of the first year of the term,” and inserting “of up to 54 days for each year of the prisoner’s sentence imposed by the court,”.

(b) Restoration of credit.—Section 3624(b)(1) is amended by striking the sentence beginning “Credit that has not been earned” and inserting “The Bureau may subsequently restore any or all credit previously denied, based on the prisoner’s maintaining good behavior as determined by the Bureau.”.

(c) Applicability.—The amendments made by this section apply with respect to each prison sentence that has not been completed before the date of the enactment of this Act, except any sentence imposed before November 1, 1987.