H.R.97: Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2021

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Bill Cosponsors

85 (All Democrats)

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Bill Summary

Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2021 This bill prohibits the imposition of a death penalty sentence for a violation of federal law. It eliminates statutory authority for the death penalty as a sentencing option for federal offenses. It also requires a person who was sentenced to death before enactment of this bill to be resentenced.

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 1, 2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Jan. 4, 2021
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Jan. 4, 2021

Introduced in the House by Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.)

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