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  5. To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. I Ms keys and thanks to Mr. Peters introduced the following bill; A BILL To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “National Criminal Justice Commission Act SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds that— (1) it is in the interest of the Nation to establish a commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system; (2) there has not been a comprehensive study since the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice was established in 1965; (3) that commission, in a span of 18 months, produced a comprehensive report entitled “The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society”, which contained 200 specific recommendations on all aspects of the criminal justice system involving Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, civic organizations, religious institutions, business groups, and individual citizens; and (4) developments over the intervening 50 years require once again that Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, law enforcement agencies, including rank and file officers, civil rights organizations, community-based organization leaders, civic organizations, religious institutions, business groups, and individual citizens come together to review evidence and consider how to improve the criminal justice system. SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION. There is established a commission to be known as the “National Criminal Justice Commission” (referred to in this Act as the “Commission”). SEC. 4. PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION. The Commission shall— (1) undertake a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system; (2) make recommendations for Federal criminal justice reform to the President and Congress; and (3) disseminate findings and supplemental guidance to the Federal Government, as well as to State, local, and tribal governments. SEC. 5. REVIEW, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND REPORT. (a) General Review.—The Commission shall undertake a comprehensive review of all areas of the criminal justice system, including Federal, State, local, and tribal governments’ criminal justice costs, practices, and policies. (b) Recommendations.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 18 months after the first meeting of the Commission, the Commission shall submit to the President and Congress recommendations for changes in Federal oversight, policies, practices, and laws designed to prevent, deter, and reduce crime and violence, reduce recidivism, improve cost-effectiveness, and ensure the interests of justice at every step of the criminal justice system. (2) UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUIRED.—A recommendation of the Commission may be adopted and submitted under paragraph (1) if the recommendation is approved by a unanimous vote of the Commissioners at a meeting where a quorum is present pursuant to section 6(d). (3) REQUIREMENT.—The recommendations submitted under this subsection shall be made available to the public. (c) Report.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 18 months after the first meeting of the Commission, the Commission shall also disseminate to the Federal Government, as well as to State, local, and tribal governments, a report that details the findings and supplemental guidance of the Commission regarding the criminal justice system at all levels of government. (2) MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED.—Commission findings and supplemental guidance may be adopted and included in the report required under paragraph (1) if the findings or guidance is approved by a majority vote of the Commissioners at a meeting where a quorum is present pursuant to section 6(d), except that any Commissioners dissenting from particular finding or supplemental guidance shall have the right to state the reason for their dissent in writing and such dissent shall be included in the report of the Commission. (3) REQUIREMENT.—The report submitted under this subsection shall be made available to the public. (d) Prior Commissions.—The Commission shall take into consideration the work of prior relevant commissions in conducting its review. (e) State And Local Government.—In issuing its recommendations and report under this section, the Commission shall not infringe on the legitimate rights of the States to determine their own criminal laws or the enforcement of such laws. (f) Public Hearings.—The Commission shall conduct public hearings in various locations around the United States. (g) Consultation With Government And Nongovernment Representatives.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Commission shall— (A) closely consult with Federal, State, local, and tribal government and nongovernmental leaders, including State, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, including rank and file officers, legislators, public health officials, judges, court administrators, prosecutors, defense counsel, victims’ rights organizations, probation and parole officials, criminal justice planners, criminologists, civil rights and liberties organizations, community-based organization leaders, formerly incarcerated individuals, professional organizations, and corrections officials; and (B) include in the final report required under subsection (c) summaries of the input and recommendations of these leaders. (2) UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION.—To the extent the review and recommendations required by this section relate to sentencing policies and practices for the Federal criminal justice system, the Commission shall conduct such review and make such recommendations in consultation with the United States Sentencing Commission. (h) Sense Of Congress, Goal Of Unanimity.—It is the sense of the Congress that, given the national importance of the matters before the Commission, the Commission should work toward unanimously supported findings and supplemental guidance, and that unanimously supported findings and supplemental guidance should take precedence over those findings and supplemental guidance that are not unanimously supported. SEC. 6. MEMBERSHIP. (a) In General.—The Commission shall be composed of 14 members, as follows: (1) One member shall be appointed by the President, who shall serve as co-chairman of the Commission. (2) One member shall be appointed by the leader of the Senate, in consultation with the leader of the House of Representatives, that is a member of the opposite party of the President, who shall serve as co-chairman of the Commission. (3) Two members shall be appointed by the senior member of the Senate leadership of the Democratic Party, in consultation with the Democratic leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary. (4) Two members shall be appointed by the senior member of the Senate leadership of the Republican Party, in consultation with the Republican leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary. (5) Two members shall be appointed by the senior member of the leadership of the House of Representatives of the Republican Party, in consultation with the Republican leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary. (6) Two members shall be appointed by the senior member of the leadership of the House of Representatives of the Democratic Party, in consultation with the Democratic leadership of the Committee on the Judiciary. (7) Two members, who shall be State and local representatives, shall be appointed by the President in agreement with leader of the Senate (majority or minority leader, as the case may be) of the Republican Party and the leader of the House of Representatives (majority or minority leader, as the case may be) of the Republican Party. (8) Two members, who shall be State and local representatives, shall be appointed by the President in agreement with leader of the Senate (majority or minority leader, as the case may be) of the Democratic Party and the leader of the House of Representatives (majority or minority leader, as the case may be) of the Democratic Party. (b) Membership.— (1) QUALIFICATIONS.—The individuals appointed from private life as members of the Commission shall be individuals with distinguished reputations for integrity and nonpartisanship who are nationally recognized for expertise, knowledge, or experience in such relevant areas as— (A) law enforcement; (B) criminal justice; (C) national security; (D) prison and jail administration; (E) prisoner reentry; (F) public health, including physical and sexual victimization, drug addiction and mental health; (G) victims’ rights; (H) civil rights; (I) civil liberties; (J) court administration; (K) social services; and (L) State, local, and tribal government. (2) DISQUALIFICATION.—An individual shall not be appointed as a member of the Commission if such individual possesses any personal financial interest in the discharge of any of the duties of the Commission. (3) TERMS.—Members shall be appointed for the life of the Commission. (c) Appointment; First Meeting.— (1) APPOINTMENT.—Members of the Commission shall be appointed not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) FIRST MEETING.—The Commission shall hold its first meeting on the date that is 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, or not later than 30 days after the date on which funds are made available for the Commission, whichever is later. (3) ETHICS.—At the first meeting of the Commission, the Commission shall draft appropriate ethics guidelines for commissioners and staff, including guidelines relating to conflict of interest and financial disclosure. The Commission shall consult with the Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary as a part of drafting the guidelines and furnish the committees with a copy of the completed guidelines. (d) Meetings; Quorum; Vacancies.— (1) MEETINGS.—The Commission shall meet at the call of the co-chairs or a majority of its members. (2) QUORUM.—Eight members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting business, except that 2 members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for purposes of receiving testimony. (3) VACANCIES.—Any vacancy in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. If vacancies in the Commission occur on any day after 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, a quorum shall consist of a majority of the members of the Commission as of such day, so long as not less than 1 Commission member chosen by a member of each party, Republican and Democratic, is present. (e) Actions Of Commission.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Commission— (A) shall, subject to the requirements of section 5, act by resolution agreed to by a majority of the members of the Commission voting and present; and (B) may establish panels composed of less than the full membership of the Commission for purposes of carrying out the duties of the Commission under this title— (i) which shall be subject to the review and control of the Commission; and (ii) any findings and determinations made by such a panel shall not be considered the findings and determinations of the Commission unless approved by the Commission. (2) DELEGATION.—Any member, agent, or staff of the Commission may, if authorized by the co-chairs of the Commission, take any action which the Commission is authorized to take pursuant to this Act. SEC. 7. ADMINISTRATION. (a) Staff.— (1) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.—The Commission shall have a staff headed by an Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be paid at a rate established for the Certified Plan pay level for the Senior Executive Service under section 5382 of title 5, United States Code. (2) APPOINTMENT AND COMPENSATION.—The co-chairs of the Commission shall designate and fix the compensation of the Executive Director and, in accordance with rules agreed upon by the Commission, may appoint and fix the compensation of such other personnel as may be necessary to enable the Commission to carry out its functions, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that no rate of pay fixed under this subsection may exceed the equivalent of that payable for a position at level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, United States Code. (3) PERSONNEL AS FEDERAL EMPLOYEES.— (A) IN GENERAL.—The Executive Director and any personnel of the Commission who are employees shall be employees under section 2105 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of chapters 63, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, and 90 of that title. (B) MEMBERS OF COMMISSION.—Subparagraph (A) shall not be construed to apply to members of the Commission. (4) THE COMPENSATION OF COMMISSIONERS.—Each member of the Commission may be compensated at not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for a position at level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for each day during which that member is engaged in the actual performance of the duties of the Commission. All members of the Commission who are officers or employees of the United States, State, or local government shall serve without compensation in addition to that received for their services as officers or employees. (5) TRAVEL EXPENSES.—While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703(b) of title 5, United States Code. (b) Experts And Consultants.—With the approval of the Commission, the Executive Director may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code. (c) Detail Of Government Employees.—Upon the request of the Commission, the head of any Federal agency may detail, without reimbursement, any of the personnel of such agency to the Commission to assist in carrying out the duties of the Commission. Any such detail shall not interrupt or otherwise affect the civil service status or privileges of the Federal employee. (d) Other Resources.—The Commission shall have reasonable access to materials, resources, statistical data, and other information such Commission determines to be necessary to carry out its duties from the Library of Congress, the Department of Justice, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Department of State, and other agencies of the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government. The co-chairs of the Commission shall make requests for such access in writing when necessary. (e) Volunteer Services.—Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1342 of title 31, United States Code, the Commission is authorized to accept and utilize the services of volunteers serving without compensation. The Commission may reimburse such volunteers for local travel and office supplies, and for other travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by section 5703 of title 5, United States Code. A person providing volunteer services to the Commission shall be considered an employee of the Federal Government in performance of those services for the purposes of chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, relating to compensation for work-related injuries, chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, relating to tort claims, and chapter 11 of title 18, United States Code, relating to conflicts of interest. (f) Obtaining Official Data.—The Commission may secure directly from any agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out this Act. Upon the request of the co-chairs of the Commission, the head of that department or agency shall furnish that information to the Commission. The Commission shall not have access to sensitive information regarding ongoing investigations. (g) Mails.—The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States. (h) Administrative Reporting.—The Commission shall issue biannual status reports to Congress regarding the use of resources, salaries, and all expenditures of appropriated funds. (i) Contracts.—The Commission is authorized to enter into contracts with Federal and State agencies, private firms, institutions, and individuals for the conduct of activities necessary to the discharge of its duties and responsibilities. A contract, lease or other legal agreement entered into by the Commission may not extend beyond the date of the termination of the Commission. (j) Gifts.—Subject to existing law, the Commission may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services or property. (k) Administrative Assistance.—The Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Commission, on a reimbursable basis, the administrative support services necessary for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities under this Act. These administrative services may include human resource management, budget, leasing, accounting, and payroll services. (l) Nonapplicability Of FACA And Public Access To Meetings And Minutes.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Commission. (2) MEETINGS AND MINUTES.— (A) MEETINGS.— (i) ADMINISTRATION.—All meetings of the Commission shall be open to the public, except that a meeting or any portion of it may be closed to the public if it concerns matters or information described in section 552b(c) of title 5, United States Code. Interested persons shall be permitted to appear at open meetings and present oral or written statements on the subject matter of the meeting. The Commission may administer oaths or affirmations to any person appearing before it. (ii) NOTICE.—All open meetings of the Commission shall be preceded by timely public notice in the Federal Register of the time, place, and subject of the meeting. (B) MINUTES AND PUBLIC AVAILABILITY.—Minutes of each open meeting shall be kept and shall contain a record of the people present, a description of the discussion that occurred, and copies of all statements filed. The minutes and records of all open meetings and other documents that were made available to or prepared for the Commission shall be available for public inspection and copying at a single location in the offices of the Commission. (m) Archiving.—Not later than the date of termination of the Commission, all records and papers of the Commission shall be delivered to the Archivist of the United States for deposit in the National Archives. SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF FUNDS. For each of fiscal years 2020 and 2021, the Attorney General may use, from any unobligated balances made available under the heading “General Administration” to the Department of Justice in an appropriations Act, such amounts as are necessary, not to exceed $7,000,000 per fiscal year and not to exceed $14,000,000 total for both fiscal years, to carry out this Act, except that none of the funds authorized to be used to carry out this Act may be used for international travel. SEC. 9. SUNSET. The Commission shall terminate 60 days after the Commission submits the report required under section 5(c) to Congress.
  6. Jellybeans

    2020 Presidential DNC Superdelegates

    As Keys. 10 for Macmillan
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    Experience 3

    never got credit for former whip for keys
  8. Jellybeans

    Jamie Keys (Democrat)

    bring back for my housie
  9. Jellybeans

    Daniela González (multi) (Democrat)

    retired back to the ranch life.
  10. Tulip Florez Tulip Florez gives a speech on Protecting West Coast from Wildfires Tulip Florez details plans for preventing future catastrophic wildfires across the region while protecting utility ratepayers from unfairly bearing the costs of wildfire impacts. "We need a commonsense solution that puts ratepayers and victims first, embraces wildfire-prevention best practices and reduces fire fuel in our forests. Our investor-owned and public-owned utilities face the dire prospect of bankruptcy if we don’t find a solution to the wildfires. If we allowed that to happen, ratepayers would suffer deeply as rates spike, reliability is lost, and electric grid safety will be compromised. my approach laid out here will safeguard west coast against future firestorms by setting requirements for fuel reduction and better forest management practices, The focus on the policies will stand on the following -Adopts new requirements for investor-owned and public-owned utilities to implement comprehensive fire prevention plans. -Streamlines landscape and forestry management to include small landowner incentives, fuel reduction and other measures to expedite the removal of dead and dying trees and chaparral. -Provides access to land that needs to be thinned in order to improve overall forest health and resistance to wildfires. -Require a rigorous review of utility wildfire costs and expenses to determine which costs investors and ratepayers should bear. -Allow west coast Public Utilities Commissions to authorize an investor-owned utility to “finance” costs that are put into utility rates when they are the result of a catastrophic fire. -Make requirements for investor-owned utilities and public-owned utilities to develop enhanced wildfire mitigation plans, prohibitions on ratepayers and utility customers being required to pay for energy company executive compensation and perks and worker protections. -Support firefighters and ensures utilities can have the workforce to respond to emergencies. -Invests significantly in forest management and healthy forests over multiple years. “Our ‘new normal’ for wildfires demands that we do better in preparation and prevention. At the same time, makes major investment in fire prevention, forest management and risk mitigation, to help to keep catastrophic fires from starting in the first place. Healthy forests provide clean air, clean water, carbon storage, wildlife habitat, and recreation.Our forests are in crisis and West coast people are at unprecedented risk of wildfire disaster. We need more clarity and fairness in dealing with the massive firestorms that have become a staple of California’s year-round wildfire season." View full PR
  11. Tulip Florez gives a speech on Protecting West Coast from Wildfires Tulip Florez details plans for preventing future catastrophic wildfires across the region while protecting utility ratepayers from unfairly bearing the costs of wildfire impacts. "We need a commonsense solution that puts ratepayers and victims first, embraces wildfire-prevention best practices and reduces fire fuel in our forests. Our investor-owned and public-owned utilities face the dire prospect of bankruptcy if we don’t find a solution to the wildfires. If we allowed that to happen, ratepayers would suffer deeply as rates spike, reliability is lost, and electric grid safety will be compromised. my approach laid out here will safeguard west coast against future firestorms by setting requirements for fuel reduction and better forest management practices, The focus on the policies will stand on the following -Adopts new requirements for investor-owned and public-owned utilities to implement comprehensive fire prevention plans. -Streamlines landscape and forestry management to include small landowner incentives, fuel reduction and other measures to expedite the removal of dead and dying trees and chaparral. -Provides access to land that needs to be thinned in order to improve overall forest health and resistance to wildfires. -Require a rigorous review of utility wildfire costs and expenses to determine which costs investors and ratepayers should bear. -Allow west coast Public Utilities Commissions to authorize an investor-owned utility to “finance” costs that are put into utility rates when they are the result of a catastrophic fire. -Make requirements for investor-owned utilities and public-owned utilities to develop enhanced wildfire mitigation plans, prohibitions on ratepayers and utility customers being required to pay for energy company executive compensation and perks and worker protections. -Support firefighters and ensures utilities can have the workforce to respond to emergencies. -Invests significantly in forest management and healthy forests over multiple years. “Our ‘new normal’ for wildfires demands that we do better in preparation and prevention. At the same time, makes major investment in fire prevention, forest management and risk mitigation, to help to keep catastrophic fires from starting in the first place. Healthy forests provide clean air, clean water, carbon storage, wildlife habitat, and recreation.Our forests are in crisis and West coast people are at unprecedented risk of wildfire disaster. We need more clarity and fairness in dealing with the massive firestorms that have become a staple of California’s year-round wildfire season."
  12. Tulip Florez gives a speech on Environmental Protection Measure "We need to protect West coast environment, workers and consumers from the harmful consequences of reckless deregulation at the federal level. As Governor I will make landmark federal environmental, labor and consumer protection standards enforceable under region law. These policies will make sure the west coast will be protected from the politics of Washington and vital protections granted by the federal Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other laws will still be granted no matter who sits in the White House." "The People of the west coast are feeling the impacts of climate change here and now, and they want us to find solutions, As Governor my measure will be about preserving some of the qualities that make West coast such a special place to live and work, from our environment to workers’ rights." "I will ensure that west coast s can continue to enjoy the best of our region has to We already have our fair share of challenges protecting our precious air and water, and we can’t afford to move backward. due to the politics of Washinton D.C .With the impacts of climate change ravaging our region, stealing lives, property and our future, we must exercise a new progressive version of protection and fight for our region right to guarantee clean air and water for all our citizens. As Governor I will make sure current federal clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered species standards enforceable under region law, even if the federal government rolls back and weakens those standards.'
  13. Tulip Florez Tulip Florez gives a speech on Environmental Protection Measure "We need to protect West coast environment, workers and consumers from the harmful consequences of reckless deregulation at the federal level. As Governor I will make landmark federal environmental, labor and consumer protection standards enforceable under region law. These policies will make sure the west coast will be protected from the politics of Washington and vital protections granted by the federal Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other laws will still be granted no matter who sits in the White House." "The People of the west coast are feeling the impacts of climate change here and now, and they want us to find solutions, As Governor my measure will be about preserving some of the qualities that make West coast such a special place to live and work, from our environment to workers’ rights." "I will ensure that west coast s can continue to enjoy the best of our region has to We already have our fair share of challenges protecting our precious air and water, and we can’t afford to move backward. due to the politics of Washinton D.C .With the impacts of climate change ravaging our region, stealing lives, property and our future, we must exercise a new progressive version of protection and fight for our region right to guarantee clean air and water for all our citizens. As Governor I will make sure current federal clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered species standards enforceable under region law, even if the federal government rolls back and weakens those standards.' View full PR
  14. Tulip Florez gives a speech on Gender Recognition "I am Mindful of all the people I know who are gender-nonconforming, and the families I know with transgender children, I wanted to make sure that West coast continued to be a leader in gender-identity equality. So as Governor of West coast I commitment to treating transgender, nonbinary and gender-non-conforming residents with the dignity and respect they deserve,” These are matters of fairness for all people in the west coast". "As Governor I will ensure every west coast person has access to identification that reflects who they are and anyone who faces incarceration is set up for successful reentry into society when they’re released." "As governor, I will make sure that nonbinary people in all of the West coast will have access to identity documents that reflect who they are. Having appropriate ID is an issue of public safety for many trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people, who may be subject to discrimination, harassment and even violence when they’re forced to carry inaccurate or mismatched documents, I will also remove costly and outdated barriers to updated IDs and birth certificates that fell disproportionately on incarcerated trans, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming." "As Governor I will make sure under a simplified processes createdindividuals may change their gender markers to nonbinary, in addition to male or female, on any region-issued identity documents by petitioning a gender and/or conforming name change through a judicial process or revising their birth records in every area of the west coast."
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