US HB1280 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 199-1)
Status: Engrossed on March 9 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-09 - Received in the Senate.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

Addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data collection, and establishes best practices and training requirements. The bill enhances existing enforcement mechanisms to remedy violations by law enforcement. Among other things, it does the following: lowers the criminal intent standard—from willful to knowing or reckless—to convict a law enforcement officer for misconduct in a federal prosecution, limits qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a private civil action against a law enforcement officer, and grants administrative subpoena power to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in pattern-or-practice investigations. It establishes a framework to prevent and remedy racial profiling by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. It also limits the unnecessary use of force and restricts the use of no-knock warrants, chokeholds, and carotid holds. The bill creates a national registry—the National Police Misconduct Registry—to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct. It also establishes new reporting requirements, including on the use of force, officer misconduct, and routine policing practices (e.g., stops and searches). Finally, it directs DOJ to create uniform accreditation standards for law enforcement agencies and requires law enforcement officers to complete training on racial profiling, implicit bias, and the duty to intervene when another officer uses excessive force.

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Title

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

Sponsors

Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]
Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]
Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]
Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux [D-GA]Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]
Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]
Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]
Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]
Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]
Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]
Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]
Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Frank Mrvan [D-IN]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]
Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]
Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]
Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]
Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]
Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]

Roll Calls

2021-03-03 - House - On passage (Y: 220 N: 212 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-03-03 - House - On motion to recommit (Y: 208 N: 219 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-09SenateReceived in the Senate.
2021-03-03HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2021-03-03HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 212 (Roll no. 60). (text: CR H1039-1054)
2021-03-03HouseOn motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 208 - 219 (Roll no. 59).
2021-03-03HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2021-03-03HouseMs. Malliotakis moved to recommit to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H1069)
2021-03-03HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2021-03-03HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1280.
2021-03-03HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 and H.R. 1280. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1280 and one motion to recommit.
2021-03-03HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 179. (consideration: CR H1039-1071)
2021-03-01HouseRule H. Res. 179 passed House.
2021-03-01HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 179 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 and H.R. 1280. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1280 and one motion to recommit.
2021-02-25HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2021-02-24HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-24HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-24HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2021-02-24HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR179 (Related) 2021-03-01 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB353 (Related) 2021-02-22 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HB1163 (Related) 2021-02-18 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
HB1347 (Related) 2021-02-25 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
SB597 (Related) 2021-03-04 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Subjects

Administrative law and regulatory procedures
Administrative remedies
Aging
Assault and harassment offenses
Aviation and airports
Border security and unlawful immigration
Cardiovascular and respiratory health
Child safety and welfare
Civil actions and liability
Community life and organization
Congressional oversight
Constitution and constitutional amendments
Correctional facilities and imprisonment
Crime and law enforcement
Crime victims
Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
Criminal justice information and records
Criminal procedure and sentencing
Customs enforcement
Department of Justice
Detention of persons
Drug trafficking and controlled substances
Due process and equal protection
Elementary and secondary education
Employee hiring
Employee performance
Employment and training programs
Employment discrimination and employee rights
Evidence and witnesses
Executive agency funding and structure
Firearms and explosives
Foreign language and bilingual programs
Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
Government information and archives
Government liability
Government studies and investigations
Hate crimes
Human rights
Immigration status and procedures
Judicial procedure and administration
Juvenile crime and gang violence
Labor-management relations
Law enforcement administration and funding
Law enforcement officers
Legal fees and court costs
Mental health
Military civil functions
Military facilities and property
Motor vehicles
Pedestrians and bicycling
Performance measurement
Personnel records
Photography and imaging
Racial and ethnic relations
Religion
Right of privacy
Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
Sound recording
State and local government operations
Telephone and wireless communication
Violent crime
Women's health

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