Text: H.R.6363 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/29/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6363

To require the Attorney General to establish a competitive grant program for State and local law enforcement agencies to carry out training programs based on lessons from the Holocaust.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 29, 2010

Mrs. McCarthy of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require the Attorney General to establish a competitive grant program for State and local law enforcement agencies to carry out training programs based on lessons from the Holocaust.

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 “Supporting Law Enforcement through Lessons of the Holocaust Act”.

SEC. 2. Competitive grant program to carry out law enforcement training programs based on lessons from the Holocaust.

(a) In general.—Subject to the amount of funds appropriated to carry out this section pursuant to subsection (e), the Attorney General shall establish a competitive grant program under which the Attorney General may award grants to State and local law enforcement agencies to carry out training programs, which may be the model training program established under subsection (b) or a variation of such model program, on the implications of the Holocaust for modern day law enforcement professionals.

(b) Model program.—The Attorney General, in consultation with community-based groups, non-profit organizations, law enforcement organizations, academic institutions, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, shall establish a model training program that examines each of the issues described in subsection (c) and which shall be made available for use by State and local law enforcement agencies to establish training programs described in subsection (a).

(c) Program described.—A program funded through a grant under this section shall examine the following:

(1) The implications of the history of the Holocaust for individuals who are active law enforcement professionals on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) The relationship of law enforcement professionals to the community served by such professionals.

(3) The role and responsibility of law enforcement officials as protectors of the Constitution and civil liberties.

(4) The procedures and practices that prevent abuse of the roles of such professionals within such community.

(5) The core values of law enforcement and the connection of those values to the principles of the Constitution.

(d) Priority.—In making grants under this section, the Attorney General shall give priority to any application of a State or local law enforcement agency that provides assurances satisfactory to the Attorney General that the agency will incorporate a training program carried out by the agency pursuant to a grant received under this section for a period of at least 2 years.

(e) Notice to State and local law enforcement agencies about availability of grant program and purpose.—The Attorney General shall make publicly available information on the grant program under this section, including with respect to the availability and purpose of grants provided under such program.

(f) Definitions.—For purposes of this section:

(1) HOLOCAUST.—The term “Holocaust” means the systematic, state-sponsored, mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews, and millions of other people, performed by the Nazi regime during World War II, in the name of racial purity.

(2) STATE.—The term “State” means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any federally recognized Indian tribe.

(g) Authorization of appropriations.—There is authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014.