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H.R.5158: REDEEM Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Chaka Fattah, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 18, 2014
Latest Major Action Sept. 2, 2014
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Bill Summary

Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2014 or the REDEEM Act - Amends the federal criminal code to provide a process for the sealing or expungement of records relating to nonviolent or juvenile offenses.

Requires a court considering a petition to seal a nonviolent offense to balance factors including the harm of the protected information to the ability of the petitioner to secure and maintain employment.

Sets forth limitations on involuntary room confinements at juvenile detention facilities.

Amends the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) to remove offenses relating to possession or use of a controlled substance from the categories of drug offenses that result in the convicted individual being ineligible for assistance under: (1) a state program funded with temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) grants under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act; or (2) the supplemental nutrition ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 2, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Aug. 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
July 18, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
July 18, 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
July 18, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary