S.2459 - Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 01/21/2016)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/21/2016 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S161) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2459 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/21/2016)
Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2016
This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Currently, the Director is appointed by the Attorney General.
It also limits the BOP Director to a single term of 10 years.
The incumbent Director may continue to serve for three months after the date of enactment. The President may appoint that individual to be the Director in accordance with the requirements of this Act.