US HB7120 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 230-1)
Status: Engrossed on June 29 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-07-02 - Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to enhance transparency and data collection, and to eliminate discriminatory policing practices. The bill facilitates federal enforcement of constitutional violations (e.g., excessive use of force) by state and local 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 or state correctional officer, and authorizes the Department of Justice to issue subpoenas in investigations of police departments for a pattern or practice of discrimination. The bill also creates a national registry—the National Police Misconduct Registry—to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct. It establishes a framework to prohibit racial profiling at the federal, state, and local levels. The bill establishes new requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies, including to report data on use-of-force incidents, to obtain training on implicit bias and racial profiling, and to wear body cameras.

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Title

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Sponsors

Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D-CA]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]
Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]
Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]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. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]
Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]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. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]
Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]
Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]
Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]
Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]
Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]
Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]
Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]
Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]
Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]
Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]
Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]
Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]
Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]
Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Xochitl Torres Small [D-NM]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]
Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]

Roll Calls

2020-06-25 - House - On passage RC# 119 (Y: 236 N: 181 NV: 0 Abs: 14) [PASS]
2020-06-25 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 118 (Y: 180 N: 236 NV: 0 Abs: 14) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-07-02SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2020-06-29SenateReceived in the Senate.
2020-06-25HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-06-25HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 181 (Roll no. 119). (text: CR H2440-2453)
2020-06-25HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 236 (Roll no. 118).
2020-06-25HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2504-2506)
2020-06-25HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stauber demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further consideration on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
2020-06-25HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2020-06-25HouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stauber motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike section 2 and all that follows of the bill and insert new text entitled, "George Floyd and Walter Scott Notification Act."
2020-06-25HouseMr. Stauber moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2491-2501)
2020-06-25HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2020-06-25HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 7120.
2020-06-25HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425, H.R. 5332, H.R. 7120, H.R. 7301 and H.J. Res. 90. The resolution provides that the provisions of section 125(c) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall not apply during the remainder of the 116th Congress and the resolution amends H.Res. 967, agreed to on May 15, 2020.
2020-06-25HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1017. (consideration: CR H2439-2503)
2020-06-24HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1017 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425, H.R. 5332, H.R. 7120, H.R. 7301 and H.J. Res. 90. The resolution provides that the provisions of section 125(c) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall not apply during the remainder of the 116th Congress and the resolution amends H.Res. 967, agreed to on May 15, 2020.
2020-06-19HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 348.
2020-06-19HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
2020-06-19HouseCommittee on Armed Services discharged.
2020-06-19HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-434, Part I.
2020-06-08HouseReferred 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.
2020-06-08HouseReferred 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.
2020-06-08HouseReferred 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.
2020-06-08HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HB35 (Related) 2020-02-27 - Received in the Senate.
HB3536 (Related) 2019-07-30 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
SB488 (Related) 2019-03-22 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
HB3364 (Related) 2019-07-30 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
HB4339 (Related) 2019-09-25 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
SB2355 (Related) 2019-07-31 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HB1714 (Related) 2019-03-14 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
SB3063 (Related) 2019-12-17 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HB4168 (Related) 2019-09-25 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
HR1017 (Related) 2020-06-25 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HB7089 (Related) 2020-06-04 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

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