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Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the need to eliminate life without parole for children.

Actions Overview (1)

04/05/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

04/21/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
04/05/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
04/05/2017Introduced in House

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 04/05/2017
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51]* 04/05/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 04/25/2017
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 05/08/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/05/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations04/21/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/05/2017)

Applauds and celebrates 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, Washington, and the District of Columbia 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.