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Short Titles as Introduced

COVID-19 Correctional Facility Emergency Response Act of 2020

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to establish the Pandemic Jail and Prison Emergency Response grant programs, and for other purposes.


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03/27/2020Introduced in House

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03/27/2020Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/27/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary03/27/2020 Referred to

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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.