US SB1942 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-3)
Status: Engrossed on December 10 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-12-10 - Held at the desk.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Savanna's Act This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to update the online data entry format for federal databases relevant to cases of missing and murdered Indians to include a new data field for users to input the victim's tribal enrollment information or affiliation. In addition, DOJ must: make standardized law enforcement and justice protocols that serve as guidelines for law enforcement agencies with respect to missing and murdered Indians, develop protocols to investigate those cases that are guided by the standardized protocols, meet certain requirements to consult with Indian tribes, and provide tribes and law enforcement agencies with training and technical assistance relating to the development and implementation of the law enforcement and justice protocols. Federal law enforcement agencies that investigate and prosecute crimes related to missing and murdered Indians must modify their law enforcement and justice protocols to comply with the standardized protocols.

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Savanna's Act



2018-12-10HouseHeld at the desk.
2018-12-10HouseReceived in the House.
2018-12-10SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2018-12-06SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S7365-7366; text: CR S7365-7366)
2018-12-04SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 715.
2018-12-04SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-411.
2018-11-14SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2017-10-25SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-329.
2017-10-05SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6363-6365)

Same As/Similar To

HB4485 (Same As) 2018-01-09 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
HB6545 (Related) 2018-09-19 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.


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