H.R.6149 - POWER Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 09/22/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/11/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6149 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/22/2016)
Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2016 or the POWER Act
This bill requires the U.S. Attorney for a judicial district to lead at least one public event that promotes pro bono legal services as a critical way to: (1) empower survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; and (2) engage citizens in assisting those survivors.
A special but similar rule applies to districts containing Indian tribes and tribal organizations.
Each U.S. Attorney shall: (1) have discretion on the design, organization, and implementation of such public events; and (2) seek to maximize an event's local impact and the access of such survivors to high-quality pro bono legal services.