S.1784 - Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 07/16/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5172) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1784 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/16/2015)
Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2015
This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Currently, the Director is appointed by the Attorney General.
The bill permits continued service by the incumbent Director for three months after the date of enactment. The President may appoint that individual to be the Director of the Bureau of Prisons in accordance with the requirements of this Act.