H.R.1949 - To authorize the court to depart from a statutory minimum in the case of a juvenile offender, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] (Introduced 03/28/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/03/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1949 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.