H.R.677 - 21st Century President Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] (Introduced 01/17/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-139|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/11/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.677 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (07/10/2019)
21st Century President Act
This bill revises the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of a criminal offense involving a threat to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm on a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President.
Specifically, it replaces gender-specific references to a former President's "wife" and "widow" with gender-neutral terms "spouse" and "surviving spouse."