S.3490 - Law Enforcement Resources and Community Safety Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 09/25/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/25/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3490 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.