US Senate passes resolution disapproving of Washington, DC crime reform bill

US Senate passes resolution disapproving of Washington, DC crime reform bill
# 09 March 2023 07:33 (UTC +04:00)

The US Senate passed a resolution disapproving of legislation passed by the Washington, DC city council to reform the district’s criminal code, sending the resolution for final approval by President Joe Biden, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The Senate passed the resolution on Wednesday in a vote of 81-14.

The legislation passed the House last month, with Biden saying he would not veto the bill if it reached his desk.

Under the Home Rule Act, the US Congress reviews all legislation passed by the DC council before it becomes law.

The Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 proposed by the council would have changed sentencing guidelines and expanded the right to trial by jury for certain misdemeanor crimes.

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