US HB7188 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-2)
Status: Introduced on June 11 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-06-11 - Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020 This bill establishes new requirements for existing grant programs to incentivize reporting on deadly shootings by law enforcement. Specifically, it requires a state that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to report certain data on deadly shootings by law enforcement officers. It reduces by 10% the JAG allocation of a state that fails to comply. Additionally, for an initial four-year period, the Department of Justice (DOJ) may give preference to a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program grant applicant from a state that reports data on deadly shootings by law enforcement. Beginning in the fifth year, DOJ must reduce by 20% the COPS allocation of a state that fails to report such data.

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Title

Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-06-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2020-06-11HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB3873 (Same As) 2020-06-03 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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