Summary: H.Res.702 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/14/2019)

This resolution expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the federal government should begin a large-scale effort to reduce incarceration rates and reshape the American legal system by

  • consulting with communities and individuals directly impacted by the justice system;
  • decriminalizing certain behaviors, increasing diversion opportunities, revising sentencing laws, and reducing practices that contribute to recidivism;
  • ending practices that advantage the wealthy and prohibiting private companies from profiting from the criminal justice system; and
  • ending militarized policing practices, investing in other safety services, and implementing policies that address the needs of communities most affected by high rates of incarceration.