US SB3433 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on March 10 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-10 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Authorization Act This bill makes changes to the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill expands the duties of the CRCL to include integrating civil rights and civil liberties protections into all DHS programs and activities; conducting civil rights and civil liberties impact assessments; initiating reviews, assessments, and investigations of the administration of DHS programs and activities; leading the equal employment opportunity programs of DHS; and engaging with individuals and communities whose civil rights and civil liberties may be affected by DHS programs and activities. The bill requires each operational component of DHS to designate an Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to report to the CRCL. The bill grants the CRCL the authority to issue subpoenas with the approval of the Secretary of DHS. The CRCL must report annually to the President. The Government Accountability Office shall report to Congress within two years of this bill's enactment.

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Title

Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Authorization Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-10SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Same As/Similar To

HB4713 (Related) 2020-03-11 - Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

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