SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE RULES COMMITTEE ON H.R. 5107 - JUSTICE FOR ALL ACT of 2004

Summary of Amendment Submitted to the Rules Committee on
H.R. 5107 - JUSTICE FOR ALL ACT OF 2004

RULE TO PROVIDE FOR CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 5107 AND AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

(in alphabetical order)


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

Sensenbrenner #1
Manager's Amendment.
Changes provisions to allow a victim a right to bring a motion to enforce the right to be heard in plea and sentence and also allows a victim to be heard at a parole proceeding. Allows for a five year time period to file a motion for a DNA test and then provides for a rebuttable presumption against the test after that. Changes the standard for getting a new trial from a Apreponderance of the evidence standard to a Acompelling evidence@ standard. Reduces the amount authorized for capital representation and prosecution grants by $25 million and limits the amount that may be used for training and effective systems at the appellate level. Increases the penalties for misuse of DNA samples. (20 minutes)

* Summaries derived from information submitted by the amendment sponsors.