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89th Congress, H. R. 13551
80 STAT. 1506
To amend the Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1963, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 9 of Law enforoethe Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 828) is ment amended by deleting the word “two” and by inserting in lieu thereof tance, extenthe word “four”.
18 USC prec. Sec. 2. Section 10 of said Act is amended by striking out all after
3001 note. the semicolon and inserting in lieu thereof “and for the fiscal year
Appropriation. ending June 30, 1967, the sum of $15,000,000, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, the sum of $30,000,000, and for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1969, and June 30, 1970, such sums as the Congress may hereafter authorize.
Approved November 8, 1966.
HOUSE REPORT No. 1890 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
Sept. 6: Considered and passed House.
89th Congress, H. R. 15766
To establish a National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the National National ComCommission on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws is hereby mission on Re
form of Federal established.
Criminal Laws. MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSION
Establishment. Sec. 2. (a) The Commission shall be composed of,
(1) three Members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate,
(2) three Members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of t1 House of Representatives,
(3) three members appointed by the President of the United States, one of whom he shall designate as Chairman,
(4) one United States circuit judge and two United States district judges appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States. (b) At no time shall more than two of the members appointed under paragraph (1), paragraph (2), or paragraph (3) be persons who are
() members of the same political party.
(c) 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, and subject to the same limitations with respect to party affiliations as the original appointment was made.
(d) Seven members shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may conduct hearings.
DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION
Sec. 3. The Commission shall make a full and complete review and study of the statutory and case law of the United States which constitutes the federal system of criminal justice for the purpose of formulating and recommending to the Congress legislation which would improve the federal system of criminal justice. It shall be the further duty of the Commission to make recommendations for revision and recodification of the criminal laws of the United States, including the 80 STAT. 1516 repeal of unnecessary or undesirable statutes and such changes in the penalty structure as the Commission may feel will better serve the ends of justice.
80 STAT. 1517
COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Sec. 4. (a) A member of the Commission who is a Member of Congress, in the executive branch of the Government, or a judge shall serve without additional compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of duties vested in the Commission.
(b) A member of the Commission from private life shall receive $75 per diem when engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Commission, plus reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of such duties.
THE DIRECTOR AND STAFF
Sec. 5. (a) The Director of the Commission shall be appointed by the Commission without regard to the civil service laws and Classification Act of 1949, as amended, and his compensation shall be fixed 63 Stat. 954.
5 USC 1071 note.
63 Stat. 954.
by the Commission without regard to the Classification Act of 1949, as amended.
(b) The Director shall serve as the Commission's reporter, and, subject to the direction of the Commission, shall supervise the activities of persons employed under the Commission, the preparation of reports, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned him within the scope of the functions of the Commission.
(c) Within the limits of funds appropriated for such purpose, individuals may be employed by the Commission for service with the Commission staff without regard to civil service laws and the Classification Act of 1949.
(d) The Chairman of the Commission is authorized to procure services to the same extent as is authorized for departments by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a), at rates not to exceed $75 per diem for individuals.
60 Stat. 810.
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Sec. 6. (a) There is hereby established a committee of fifteen members to be known as the Advisory Committee on Reform of Federal Criminal Laws (hereinafter referred to as the “Advisory Committee"), to advise and consult with the Commission. The Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Commission and shall include lawyers, United States attorneys, and other persons competent to provide advice for the Commission.
(b) Members of the Advisory Committee shall not be deemed to be officers or employees of the United States by virtue of such service and shall receive no compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel, subsistence, and other necessary expenses incurred by them by virtue of such service to the Commission.
GOVERNMENT AGENCY COOPERATION
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Sec. 7. The Commission is authorized to request from any department, agency, or independent instrumentality of the Government any information and assistance it deems necessary to carry out its functions under this Act; and each such department, agency, and instrumentality is authorized to cooperate with the Commission and, to the extent permitted by law, to furnish such information and assistance to the Commission upon request made by the Chairman or any other member when acting as Chairman.
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION; TERMINATION
SEC. 8. The Commission shall submit interim reports to the President and the Congress at such times as the Commission may deem appropriate, and in any event within two years after the date of this Act, and shall submit its final report within three years after the date of this Act. The Commission shall cease to exist sixty days after the date of the submission of its final report.
SEC. 9. The General Services Administration shall provide admin
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AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
Sec. 10. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, such amounts, not to exceed a total of $500,000, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved November 8, 1966.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
HOUSE REPORT No. 1891 (Comm, on the Judiciary).
Sept. 6: Considered and passed House,
89th Congress, s. 1319
To authorize a work release program for persons sentenced by the courts of the
District of Columbia ; to define the powers and duties in relation thereto, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may D.C. Work Rebe cited as the “District of Columbia Work Release Act”.
lease Act. Sec. 2. There is hereby authorized to be established in the District of Columbia a work release program under which any person who is (1) convicted of a misdemeanor or of violating a municipal regulation or an Act of Congress in the nature of a municipal regulation, and is sentenced to serve in a penal institution a term of one year or less, (2) imprisoned for nonpayment of a fine, or for contempt of court, or (3) committed to jail after revocation of probation pursuant to section 16–2350, District of Columbia Code, may, whenever the judge of the 77 Stat. 593. sentencing court is satisfied that the ends of justice and the best interests of society as well as of such person would be subserved thereby, be granted the privilege of a work release for the purpose of working at his employment or seeking employment. Such a work release privilege may also be granted, in the discretion of the sentencing court, whenever there exist such special circumstances as merit the granting of the privilege. As used in this Act, the word “sentence” and its "Sentence. derivatives shall be construed to include sentencing, imprisonment, and commitment as referred to in this section.
Sec. 3. At the time of imposition of sentence, or at any time sub- Granting of sequent thereto, the probation officers of the courts or the Director, work release Department of Corrections of the District of Columbia, may recom- privilege. mend to, or the person sentenced may request, the sentencing court that such person be granted the privilege of a work release. No person shall be given work release privileges except by order of the sentencing court.
SEC. 4. The sentencing court shall provide in its original order of Terms. commitment or in a modification thereof the terms and conditions under which a person granted work release privileges may be released from actual custody during the time necessary to proceed to his place of employment or other authorized places, perform specified activities, and return to a place of confinement designated by the Director, Department of Corrections.
Sec. 5. The Commissioners of the District of Columbia are author- Regulations. ized to promulgate from time to time such rules and regulations as they deem necessary for the administration by the Department of Corrections of the work release program. Subject to the terms and conditions prescribed in the order of the sentencing court, the Commissioners are authorized to prepare an individual plan to meet the specific needs of each prisoner granted the privilege of a work release.
Sec. 6. (a) The Director, Department of Corrections, may suspend Temporary susthe work release privilege of a prisoner for not to exceed five successive pension or redays for any breach of discipline or infraction of institution regula- vocation. tions. The court may revoke the work release privilege at any time, 80 STAT. 1519 either upon its own motion or upon recommendation of the Director, 80 STAT. 1520 Department of Corrections.
(b) Any prisoner who willfully fails to return at the time and to the Penalty. place of confinement designated in his work release plan shall be fined not more than $300 or imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both, such sentence of imprisonment to run consecutively with the remainder of previously imposed sentences. All prosecutions for violation of