Summary: H.R.6414 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/27/2020)

COVID-19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020

This bill establishes a new grant program to help states and local governments prevent, detect, and stop the spread of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) in correctional facilities.

Specifically, the Department of Justice (DOJ) must award grants to states and local governments that release certain persons—persons who do not pose a serious risk or who meet certain criteria based on age or health—from correctional facilities.

Additionally, DOJ must award grants to states and local governments that adopt cite-and-release procedures for suspects who do not pose a public safety risk.