H.Res.250 - Expressing the need to eliminate life without parole for children.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 04/05/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.250 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.