H.Res.382 - Expressing the need to eliminate life without parole for children.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 07/27/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/08/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.382 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/27/2015)
Applauds the Supreme Court's decisions in Roper v. Simmons, Graham v. Florida, and Miller v. Alabama to strike down the death penalty, the use of life without parole sentences for non-homicide offenses, and the use of mandatory life without parole sentences for children in the United States.
Applauds the states of Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, Kentucky, Kansas, Colorado, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii, Delaware, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, West Virginia, California, Florida, and Washington for recent legislative changes that eliminated life without the possibility of release or parole sentences for children convicted of serious crimes. Encourages other state legislatures to eliminate extreme sentences for children convicted of serious crimes.