All Information (Except Text) for S.1610 - Walter Scott Notification Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 07/20/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/20/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|07/20/2017||Introduced in Senate|
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|07/20/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
Action By: Senate
|Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]*||07/20/2017|
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|Senate Judiciary||07/20/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Criminal justice information and records
- Department of Justice
- Firearms and explosives
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Law enforcement administration and funding
- Law enforcement officers
- Mental health
- Racial and ethnic relations
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (07/20/2017)
Walter Scott Notification Act of 2017
This bill requires a state that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to report certain data on deadly shootings by law enforcement officers. It reduces by 10% the JAG allocation of a state that fails to comply.
Additionally, the bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to modify requirements under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. During the four-year period following enactment, the Department of Justice (DOJ) may give preference to a COPS program grant applicant from a state that reports data on deadly shootings by law enforcement. Beginning in the fifth year, DOJ must reduce by 20% the COPS allocation of a state that fails to report such data.
DOJ, in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, must issue guidance to standardize data collection on deadly shootings by law enforcement. DOJ must also audit and review data reports, determine compliance with requirements, and publish such data.