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HR 2152 - Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

Peter Roskam voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (221-197) - (Key vote)
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Title: Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2018

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Department of Justice to release information about defendants who participate in pre-trial release programs, as well as an annual report on how agencies are using federal funds to offer these programs.

Highlights:
  • Requires pretrial release agencies receiving federal funds to submit an annual report to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on how the funds are used (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the report to include the following information about the defendants released through the program (Sec. 2):
    • Criminal history, including previous charges filed;
    • Previous failures to appear for court proceedings; and
    • Previous and current non-compliance infractions.
  • Requires the DOJ to publicize this information (Sec. 2).
  • Requires the DOJ to remove federal grants for these programs for any state or local government that fails to comply with these reporting requirements (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2018

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