24 January 2018

Legislation Tracker

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Check what’s happening in Congress as it relates to justice reform.

The 115th Congress of the United States currently offers 113 separate, pending criminal justice bills/laws. Below are the bill names, dates of introduction, sponsors and the chance at passage, according to Skopos Labs for GovTrack.gov. Links to the GovTrack websites for each bill are right here.

 

H.R. 1607: National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]

Introduced

Mar 17, 2017

Prognosis

16%

S. 573: National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]

Introduced

Mar 8, 2017

Prognosis

17%

 

H.R. 1886: National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL22]

Introduced

Apr 4, 2017

Prognosis

7%

 

S. 1524: Dignity Act (Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act)

Sponsor: Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]

Introduced

Jul 11, 2017

Prognosis

8%

 

S. 1458: Reverse Mass Incarceration Act

Sponsor: Sen. Cory Booker [D-NJ]

Introduced

Jun 28, 2017

Prognosis

6%

 

H.R. 3845: Reverse Mass Incarceration Act

Sponsor: Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA29]

Introduced

Sep 27, 2017

Prognosis

4%

 

H.Res. 623: Recognizing the importance of providing services to children of incarcerated parents.

Sponsor: Rep. André Carson [D-IN7]

Introduced

Nov 15, 2017

 

H.R. 1616: Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4]

Introduced

Mar 17, 2017

Enacted — Signed by the President

Nov 2, 2017

S. 946: Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ]

Introduced

Apr 26, 2017

Prognosis

15%

 

H.R. 2147: Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6]

Introduced

Apr 26, 2017

Prognosis

20%

 

S.Res. 41: A resolution raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2017 as “National Stalking Awareness Month.”

Sponsor: Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]

Introduced

Feb 1, 2017

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

Feb 1, 2017


S. 1781: National White Collar Crime Control Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

Introduced

Sep 7, 2017

Prognosis

13%

Enacted via H.R. 1616: Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017

 

S.Res. 154: A resolution promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.

Sponsor: Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI]

Introduced

May 4, 2017

 

H.Res. 318: Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encouraging collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling.

Sponsor: Rep. Tim Walberg [R-MI7]

Introduced

May 8, 2017

 

S.Res. 339: A resolution designating November 2017 as “National Runaway Prevention Month.”

Sponsor: Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL]

Introduced

Nov 16, 2017

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)

Nov 16, 2017

S. 1994: CORRECTIONS Act

Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

Introduced

Oct 19, 2017

Prognosis

14%

 

H.Res. 652: Supporting the practice of community-oriented policing and encouraging diversity hiring and retention in law enforcement.

Sponsor: Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13]

Introduced

Dec 7, 2017

 

S. 1593: Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Kamala Harris [D-CA]

Introduced

Jul 20, 2017

Prognosis

7%

 

H.R. 4019: Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA33]

Introduced

Oct 11, 2017

Prognosis

9%

 

H.R. 2757: Public Health Violence Prevention Act

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL5]

Introduced

May 26, 2017

Prognosis

6%

 

H.R. 992: Expanding Opportunities for Recovery Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL11]

Introduced

Feb 9, 2017

Prognosis

4%

 

S.Res. 109: A resolution encouraging the Government of Pakistan to release Aasiya Noreen, internationally known as Asia Bibi, and reform its religiously intolerant laws regarding blasphemy.

Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]

Introduced

Apr 4, 2017

 

H.R. 115: Thin Blue Line Act

Sponsor: Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16]

Introduced

Jan 3, 2017

Passed House (Senate next)

May 18, 2017

Prognosis

20%

 

S.Res. 71: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that John Arthur “Jack” Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural, and historic significance of Jack Johnson

Sponsor: Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]

Introduced

Feb 28, 2017

S. 1252: RESET Act

Sponsor: Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY]

Introduced

May 25, 2017

Prognosis

10%

 

H.R. 3074: RESET Act

Sponsor: Rep. Keith Ellison [D-MN5]

Introduced

Jun 27, 2017

Prognosis

3%

S. 2233: Native Youth and Tribal Officer Protection Act

Sponsor: Sen. Tom Udall [D-NM]

Introduced

Dec 14, 2017

Prognosis

17%

S. 1917: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]

Introduced

Oct 4, 2017

Prognosis

24%

S. 905: Syrian War Crimes Accountability Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]

Introduced

Apr 7, 2017

Ordered Reported

May 25, 2017

Prognosis

33%

 

H.R. 61: Fair Chance for Youth Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]

Introduced

Jan 3, 2017

Prognosis

3%

 

H.R. 1194: Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act

Sponsor: Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL24]

Introduced

Feb 16, 2017

Prognosis

2%

 

H.R. 3800: Mandatory Minimum Reform Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43]

Introduced

Sep 14, 2017

Prognosis

2%

 

S. 1055: Philippines Human Rights Accountability and Counternarcotics Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]

Introduced

May 4, 2017

Prognosis

21%

S. 1933: Smarter Sentencing Act of 2017 

Sponsor: Sen. Mike Lee [R-UT]

Introduced

Oct 5, 2017

Prognosis

27%

S. 1588: Democracy Restoration Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]

Introduced

Jul 19, 2017

Prognosis

3%

S. 1504: Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]

Introduced

Jun 29, 2017

Prognosis

12%

 

H.R. 2473: Put Trafficking Victims First Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Ann Wagner [R-MO2]

Introduced

May 16, 2017

Passed House (Senate next)

May 23, 2017

Prognosis

24%

 

H.Con.Res. 17: Original NAACP Resolution of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Al Green [D-TX9]

Introduced

Feb 1, 2017

 

H.Con.Res. 31: Expressing the sense of Congress that John Arthur “Jack” Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural, and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly

Sponsor: Rep. Peter “Pete” King [R-NY2]

Introduced

Feb 28, 2017

 

H.R. 1864: Chronic Absenteeism Reduction Act

Sponsor: Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13]

Introduced

Apr 3, 2017

Prognosis

1%

 

H.Res. 423: Condemning in the strongest terms the unprovoked and racially motivated murder of Lt. Richard W. Collins III in College Park, Maryland, on May 20, 2017, expressing concern for the rising tide of racist and hate-based activities being committed

Sponsor: Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD4]

Introduced

Jun 29, 2017

S. 1280: Safer Officers and Safer Citizens Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Tim Scott [R-SC]

Introduced

May 25, 2017

Prognosis

6%

 

H.R. 4720: Abby Honold Act

Sponsor: Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6]

Introduced

Dec 21, 2017

Prognosis

9%

 

H.R. 510: Rapid DNA Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5]

Introduced

Jan 12, 2017

Enacted — Signed by the President

Aug 18, 2017

S. 2266: Abby Honold Act

Sponsor: Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]

Introduced

Dec 21, 2017

Prognosis

3%

 

H.R. 4261: SAFE Justice Act

Sponsor: Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3]

Introduced

Nov 6, 2017

Prognosis

19%

S. 1870: SURVIVE Act

Sponsor: Sen. John Hoeven [R-ND]

Introduced

Sep 27, 2017

Ordered Reported

Dec 6, 2017

Prognosis

32%

 

H.R. 4608: SURVIVE Act

Sponsor: Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1]

Introduced

Dec 11, 2017

Prognosis

10%

 

H.R. 889: Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12]

Introduced

Feb 6, 2017

Prognosis

3%

 

H.R. 3618: Student Disciplinary Fairness Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2]

Introduced

Jul 28, 2017

Prognosis

1%

S. 1942: Savanna’s Act

Sponsor: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp [D-ND]

Introduced

Oct 5, 2017

Prognosis

25%

 

H.R. 2444: TRUMP Special Counsel Act

Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]

Introduced

May 16, 2017

Prognosis

6%

 

H.R. 4485: Savanna’s Act

Sponsor: Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35]

Introduced

Nov 29, 2017

Prognosis

22%

S. 322: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Gary Peters [D-MI]

Introduced

Feb 7, 2017

Prognosis

10%

 

H.R. 2208: Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act

Sponsor: Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL2]

Introduced

Apr 27, 2017

Prognosis

3%

 

S. 984: Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act

Sponsor: Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]

Introduced

Apr 27, 2017

Prognosis

3%

 

H.R. 390: Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4]

Introduced

Jan 10, 2017

Passed House (Senate next)

Jun 6, 2017

Prognosis

44%

 

H.R. 65: RAISE Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18]

Introduced

Jan 3, 2017

Prognosis

3%

 

S. 1638: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2017

Sponsor: Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA]

Introduced

Jul 26, 2017

Prognosis

13%

 

H.R. 1808: Improving Support for Missing and Exploited Children Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2]

Introduced

Mar 30, 2017

Passed House (Senate next)

May 23, 2017

Prognosis

45%

 

H.R. 40: Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

Sponsor: Rep. John Conyers [D-MI13, 2013-2017]

Introduced

Jan 3, 2017

Prognosis

9%

 

H.R. 2069: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2017

Sponsor: Rep. Michael Turner [R-OH10]

Introduced

Apr 6, 2017

Prognosis

13%

S. 856: Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Sponsor: Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]

Introduced

Apr 5, 2017

Prognosis

19%

 

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