H.R.5307 - Law Enforcement Partnership to Combat Terrorism Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] (Introduced 07/26/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||08/20/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 5307 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5307 To provide for the use of COPS funds for State and local intelligence officers, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 26, 2002 Mr. Saxton (for himself and Mr. Coble) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To provide for the use of COPS funds for State and local intelligence officers, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Law Enforcement Partnership to Combat Terrorism Act''. SEC. 2. USE OF COPS FUNDS FOR INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS. Section 1701 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796dd) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(l) Grants for Intelligence Officers.-- ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, not less than 25 percent of amounts made available to carry out this part shall be used only for programs, projects, and other activities to-- ``(A) increase the number of law enforcement officers involved in activities that are focused on intelligence for the purposes of combatting terrorism by hiring new officers and redeploying existing officers to such activities; ``(B) provide specialized training to not more than one intelligence officer, and not more than one analyst officer, per recipient of grant amounts, to enhance such officers' observation, intelligence gathering, foreign language, and analytic skills needed to focus on intelligence for the purposes of combatting terrorism; and ``(C) enhance coordination among Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers involved in activities specified in subparagraph (A), to ensure a concentrated, connected nationwide effort to combat terrorism. ``(2) Security clearances.--The Attorney General shall ensure that an intelligence officer or analyst officer under paragraph (1)(B) has a security clearance of not less than the `top secret' level.''. <all>