Text: H.R.5778 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/06/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5778


To provide that any State or local law enforcement agency that has in effect a cooling-off period is ineligible to receive Federal funds pursuant to a Department of Justice law enforcement grant program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2020

Mr. Johnson of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Clay, Ms. Moore, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Norton, Mr. Rush, Ms. Omar, Ms. Tlaib, and Mr. Hastings) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide that any State or local law enforcement agency that has in effect a cooling-off period is ineligible to receive Federal funds pursuant to a Department of Justice law enforcement grant program, 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 “Cooling-Off Period Elimination Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of cooling-off periods.

(a) In general.—Any State or local law enforcement agency which the Attorney General determines has in effect a cooling-off period is ineligible to receive any Federal funds pursuant to a Department of Justice law enforcement grant program for the following fiscal year.

(b) Cooling-Off period defined.—The term “cooling-off period” means a period of time following an officer-involved shooting, during which individuals investigating the shooting are prohibited from communicating with any officer involved in the shooting.


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