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This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.
on Nov 20, 1993
Bill Sponsorship: more prison cells; more truth in sentencing
Source: Truth in Sentencing Act (H.R.3584)
To encourage each State to adopt truth in sentencing laws and to help fund additional spaces in the State correctional programs as needed.
Provide grants to States to build, expand, or operate space in correctional facilities in order to implement specified "truth in sentencing" requirements.
Requires a State, to be eligible for funding under this Act, to have in effect throughout the State such requirements, including provisions which:
restrict parole, good-time credit release, or other forms of early release to require that criminals convicted of crimes of violence serve at least 85% of the sentence imposed by a judge or jury;
require the sentencing authority to allow the defendant's victim or the victim's family the opportunity to be heard regarding the issue of sentencing;
allow as a sentencing option a "life sentence" without the possibility of parole; and
provide that the victim and the victim's family shall be notified whenever such defendant is to be released.
Participating counts on
VoteMatch question 9
. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
Headline: More prison cells; more truth in sentencing
Key for participation codes:
Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
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Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.
Democrats participating in 1993-H3584
OH Democratic Sr Senator
Texas Democrat (1982-1996)
Texas Democrat (until 2010)
Texas Democrat (Until 2004)
Pennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary)
SD Democratic Sr Senator
ID Democratic Senate Challenger (2008); previously US Rep.
New York Democrat
Pennsylvania Democrat (retired 1998
Mississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Florida Former Democrat
Ohio Democrat (until 2010)
California Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Republicans participating in 1993-H3584
California Republican Former (1994-)
Missouri Republican Former (1994-)
Maryland Republican (Unseated 2008)
California Republican (Retiring 2012)
Illinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary)
New York Republican/Conservative
Kansas Republican Former (1994-)
Florida Republican (retired)
New York Republican/Ind./Cons.
Wisconsin Republican Former (1994-)
New Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
New York Republican Former (1994-)
Florida Republican (Lost 2012 primary)
Massachusetts Republican Former (1994-)
Nevada Republican Former (1994-)
Independents participating in 1993-H3584
Georgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Arizona Former GOP (until 2010)
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