On Wednesday, March 8, Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a bipartisan bill to create a National Criminal Justice Commission. The commission would make recommendations on a range of criminal justice issues. In a time of partisan rancor, the bill is cosponsored by 12 Democrats and 8 Republicans. The bill, S 573 is modeled after a 1965 commission under President Lyndon Johnson. That commission proposed more than 200 recommendations, many of which became law. The commission would exist for 18 months and would look at a range of issues including enforcement, the courts, reentry, social service needs, juvenile justice, civil rights and liberties and state, local and tribal enforcement.