US SB4916 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on November 18 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-11-18 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to divert certain parents of minor children, expectant parents, and other caregivers from incarceration and into comprehensive programs providing resources, services, and training to those individuals and their families.

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FAMILIES Act Finding Alternatives to Mass Incarceration: Lives Improved by Ending Separation Act of 2020


Sen. Ron Wyden [D-OR]


2020-11-18SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Same As/Similar To

HB8774 (Same As) 2020-11-18 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.


Adult day care
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Child care and development
Child health
Child safety and welfare
Congressional oversight
Correctional facilities and imprisonment
Crime and law enforcement
Crime victims
Criminal procedure and sentencing
Department of Justice
Disability and paralysis
Disability assistance
Domestic violence and child abuse
Drug, alcohol, tobacco use
Elementary and secondary education
Emergency medical services and trauma care
Employment and training programs
Executive agency funding and structure
Family relationships
Food assistance and relief
Government studies and investigations
Health care costs and insurance
Health care coverage and access
Higher education
Infectious and parasitic diseases
Intergovernmental relations
Judicial procedure and administration
Law enforcement administration and funding
Lawyers and legal services
Low- and moderate-income housing
Mental health
Nutrition and diet
Poverty and welfare assistance
Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations
State and local government operations
Wages and earnings
Women's health

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