Legislative Updates: 115th Congress
Rep. Deutch Reintroduces Status of the Sixth Amendment Act
Congressman Deutch (FL-22), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, has reintroduced the Status of the Sixth Amendment Act.
This bill would require states to report on the number of defendants appearing in felony cases, misdemeanor cases, and juvenile delinquency proceedings without representation by counsel. States would have three years to begin providing this information to the Department of Justice, which would then be posted and available to the public on the DOJ website. The bill was introduced by Deutch and Congressman John Conyers (MI-13).
A copy of H.R. 1517 is available here.