Summary: H.R.1949 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1949. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/28/2019)

This bill addresses the sentencing of juvenile offenders.

Specifically, the bill requires courts to consider the diminished culpability of juveniles compared to that of adults when sentencing juvenile offenders. It allows courts to impose a sentence below the mandatory minimum by up to 35% to reflect the juvenile's age and prospect for rehabilitation.