H.R.7193 - Justice for Exonerees Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
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Introduced in House (06/11/2020)
[Congressional Bills 116th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] [H.R. 7193 Introduced in House (IH)] <DOC> 116th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 7193 To amend title 28, United States Code, to adjust the penalty for unjust conviction and imprisonment, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 11, 2020 Ms. Waters introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 28, United States Code, to adjust the penalty for unjust conviction and imprisonment, 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 Exonerees Act''. SEC. 2. PENALTY FOR UNJUST CONVICTION AND IMPRISONMENT. Section 2513 of title 28, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (e), by striking ``$50,000'' and inserting ``$70,000''; and (2) by adding at the end the following: ``(f) The amount of damages awarded under subsection (e) shall be adjusted for inflation annually, based on the Consumer Price Index.''. <all>