H.Con.Res.227 - Expressing the sense of Congress that the technology program at the National Institue of Justice of the Department of Justice, should be designated as the national focal point for law enforcement technology programs.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1] (Introduced 09/27/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/04/1996 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime.|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.227 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/27/1996)
Urges the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) technology program to: (1) ensure that Federal agencies are not duplicating one another's work; (2) develop a nationwide database to provide information on law enforcement equipment and technologies to State and local law enforcement agencies; (3) promote testing and evaluation of law enforcement equipment and technologies and make available a list of product failures and short-comings; (4) promote establishment of standards for such equipment and technologies; (5) maintain the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center system as the main clearinghouse for the research, development, testing, evaluation, and dissemination of law enforcement technologies and standards; and (6) develop a program to improve forensics technology and work with the Nation's crime labs.
Calls for NIJ: (1) to be designated as the law enforcement partner in surplus Federal property and equipment transfer programs; (2) if working with the private sector, to be authorized to waive Government patent rights and assign exclusive use of a license; and (3) to be exempted from many of the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.