US HB1498 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 82-0)
Status: Introduced on March 10 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-03-08 - ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1498, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

End Racial Profiling Act of 2017 This bill prohibits racial profiling by a federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement agency or agent. The term "racial profiling" includes the practice of relying on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identify, or sexual orientation in making a routine or spontaneous law enforcement decision. The Department of Justice (DOJ), or an individual injured by racial profiling, may bring a civil action to enforce the prohibition. The bill requires federal law enforcement agencies to maintain policies and procedures to eliminate racial profiling, including training on racial profiling issues, the collection of data, and procedures for handling complaints. Additionally, a state or unit of local government that receives grant funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program or Community Oriented Policing Services program must maintain policies and procedures to eliminate racial profiling, including training on racial profiling issues, the collection of data, and participation in an administrative complaint procedure or independent audit program. DOJ must withhold or reduce grant funds from a state or unit of local government that fails to comply. The bill authorizes grants to develop and implement: (1) programs to collect data on the percentage of stops and searches in which a law enforcement officer finds drugs, a gun, or something else that leads to an arrest; and (2) best practice devices and systems to eliminate racial profiling. DOJ must report annually on racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.

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Title

End Racial Profiling Act of 2017

Sponsors

Rep. John Conyers [D]Rep. Karen Bass [D]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D]Rep. Don Beyer [D]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D]Rep. Andre Carson [D]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D]Rep. David Cicilline [D]Rep. Katherine Clark [D]Rep. Steve Cohen [D]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D]Rep. Danny Davis [D]Rep. Diana DeGette [D]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D]Rep. Dwight Evans [D]
Rep. Al Green [D]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D]Rep. Henry Johnson [D]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D]
Rep. Barbara Lee [D]Rep. John Lewis [D]Rep. James McGovern [D]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D]
Rep. Donald Payne [D]Rep. Scott Peters [D]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D]Rep. John Sarbanes [D]Rep. Robert Scott [D]Rep. Jose Serrano [D]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D]Rep. Louise Slaughter [D]Rep. Adam Smith [D]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D]Rep. Marc Veasey [D]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D]
Rep. Maxine Waters [D]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D]Rep. Luis Gutierrez [D]
Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D]Rep. Mark Pocan [D]Rep. Doris Matsui [D]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D]Rep. David Scott [D]Rep. Ro Khanna [D]Rep. Judy Chu [D]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D]Rep. Denny Heck [D]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D]Rep. David Price [D]
Rep. Darren Soto [D]Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [D]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D]
Rep. Peter Welch [D]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D]Rep. Tim Ryan [D]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D]
Rep. Daniel Kildee [D]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D]

History

DateChamberAction
2018-03-08HouseASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1498, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.
2017-03-10HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
2017-03-10HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
2017-03-10HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2017-03-10HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E316)
2017-03-10HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB411 (Related) 2017-02-16 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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