Bill Text: TX HCR34 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced

Bill Title: Urging Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-11 - Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety [HCR34 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HCR34-Introduced.html
  87R8454 JRI-D
  By: Reynolds H.C.R. No. 34
         WHEREAS, The passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing
  Act is critical to holding police accountable, ending racial
  profiling, and building trust between law enforcement and local
  communities; and
         WHEREAS, The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act will
  establish national standards to combat the very preventable public
  health and human rights crisis of police brutality; in addition to
  prohibiting federal, state, and local law enforcement from racial,
  religious, and discriminatory profiling, the measure will require
  law enforcement to collect data on all investigatory activities; it
  will establish federal deadly force standards and save lives by
  limiting the use of military equipment by police and by banning
  deadly and discriminatory practices such as chokeholds and no-knock
  warrants in drug cases; and
         WHEREAS, The act will also hold police accountable by making
  it easier to prosecute police misconduct and allow individuals to
  recover damages in civil court; the Department of Justice Civil
  Rights Division will be given greater subpoena power to investigate
  police misconduct, and a nationwide registry will be created to
  prevent problematic officers who move jurisdictions to avoid
  culpability; and
         WHEREAS, All Americans deserve to live free from the threat
  of wanton police violence and misconduct, and it is incumbent on the
  federal government to pass comprehensive police reform; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 87th Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby respectfully urge the U.S. Congress to pass the George Floyd
  Justice in Policing Act; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official
  copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to
  the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of
  Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all the
  members of the Texas delegation to Congress with the request that
  this resolution be entered in the Congressional Record as a
  memorial to the Congress of the United States of America.