H.R.1517 - Status of the Sixth Amendment Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] (Introduced 03/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/31/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1517 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/13/2017)
Status of the Sixth Amendment Act of 2017
This bill requires a state that receives a Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs grant to report annually certain information with respect to the following categories of offenses: (1) criminal offenses punishable by a prison term of more than one year; (2) criminal offenses punishable by a prison term of one year or less, including misdemeanors, traffic, and municipal violations; and (3) acts of juvenile delinquency punishable by a term of detention.
A state must report, for each offense category, the number of charges for which: (1) an individual was prosecuted, (2) a defendant waived the right to counsel, (3) a defendant was represented by publicly appointed counsel, and (4) a defendant was represented by counsel who was not publicly appointed.
DOJ must publish the reports on its website.