Text: H.R.5053 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 5053

 To exempt juveniles from the requirements for suits by prisoners, and 
                          for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 12, 2019

Ms. Scanlon (for herself, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Katko, 
and Mr. Jeffries) introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
                     the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To exempt juveniles from the requirements for suits by prisoners, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Justice for Juveniles Act''.

SEC. 2. EXEMPTION OF JUVENILES FROM THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUITS BY 
              PRISONERS.

    Section 7 of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (42 
U.S.C. 1997e) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (h), by striking ``sentenced for, or 
        adjudicated delinquent for,'' and inserting ``or sentenced 
        for''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(i) Exemption of Juvenile Prisoners.--This section shall not 
apply to an action pending on the date of enactment of the Justice for 
Juveniles Act or filed on or after such date if such action is--
            ``(1) brought by a prisoner who has not attained 22 years 
        of age; or
            ``(2) brought by any prisoner with respect to a prison 
        condition that occurred before the prisoner attained 22 years 
        of age.''.
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