Summary: S.3490 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3490. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (09/25/2018)

Law Enforcement Resources and Community Safety Act of 2018

This bill establishes a new obstruction of justice criminal offense for conduct related to tampering with or retaliating against a witness in state or local proceedings.

Additionally, it does the following:

  • establishes competitive grants for state, local, and tribal witness protection programs;
  • authorizes grants to support anti-gang task forces and to hire additional career law enforcement officers to combat organized crime, and
  • allows an existing grant program to be used to purchase personal protective equipment and detection devices for first responders who encounter opioid overdoses.