Senate Bill 2742
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 30, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 30, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 30, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2742
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019

This bill modifies the appointment procedures and term of service for the Director of the Bureau of Prisons.

Currently, the Director is appointed by the Attorney General. This bill requires the Director to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

The bill also limits the Director to a single term of 10 years.

Text (1)
October 30, 2019
Actions (2)
10/30/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S6303)
10/30/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 31, 2019 4:42:31 AM
Updated
May 12, 2020 8:45:10 PM