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Titles (40)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act of 2019
  • ERRPA
  • End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2020
  • Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act
  • Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act
  • Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020
  • PEACE Act of 2020
  • PRIDE Act of 2020
  • Police CAMERA Act of 2020
  • Police Creating Accountability by Making Effective Recording Available Act of 2020
  • Police Exercising Absolute Care With Everyone Act of 2020
  • Police Reporting Information, Data, and Evidence Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Reported to House

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • ERRPA
  • Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act
  • End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2020
  • Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act
  • Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act
  • Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020
  • PEACE Act of 2020
  • PRIDE Act of 2020
  • Police CAMERA Act of 2020
  • Police Creating Accountability by Making Effective Recording Available Act of 2020
  • Police Exercising Absolute Care With Everyone Act of 2020
  • Police Reporting Information, Data, and Evidence Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • ERRPA
  • Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act
  • End Racial and Religious Profiling Act of 2020
  • Eric Garner Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act
  • Federal Police Camera and Accountability Act
  • Law Enforcement Trust and Integrity Act of 2020
  • PEACE Act of 2020
  • PRIDE Act
  • Police CAMERA Act of 2020
  • Police Creating Accountability by Making Effective Recording Available Act of 2020
  • Police Exercising Absolute Care With Everyone Act of 2020
  • Police Reporting Information, Data, and Evidence Act of 2020

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies.


Actions Overview (5)

Date Actions Overview
06/25/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 181 (Roll no. 119).(text: CR H2440-2453)
06/19/2020Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
06/19/2020Committee on Armed Services discharged.
06/19/2020Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-434, Part I.
06/08/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (26)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/20/2020SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 490.
07/02/2020SenateRead the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
06/29/2020SenateReceived in the Senate.
06/25/2020-8:41pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/25/2020-8:41pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 236 - 181 (Roll no. 119). (text: CR H2440-2453)
06/25/2020-8:02pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 - 236 (Roll no. 118).
06/25/2020-7:21pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2504-2506)
06/25/2020-7:03pmHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions, the Chair put the question on the motion and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stauber demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further consideration on the motion to recommit until a time to be announced.
06/25/2020-7:02pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
06/25/2020-6:51pmHouseFloor summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stauber motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to strike section 2 and all that follows of the bill and insert new text entitled, "George Floyd and Walter Scott Notification Act."
06/25/2020-6:51pmHouseMr. Stauber moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2491-2501)
06/25/2020-6:50pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
06/25/2020-1:31pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with four hours of debate on H.R. 7120.
06/25/2020-1:30pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425, H.R. 5332, H.R. 7120, H.R. 7301 and H.J. Res. 90. The resolution provides that the provisions of section 125(c) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall not apply during the remainder of the 116th Congress and the resolution amends H.Res. 967, agreed to on May 15, 2020.
06/25/2020-1:30pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1017. (consideration: CR H2439-2503)
06/24/2020-7:02pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1017 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1425, H.R. 5332, H.R. 7120, H.R. 7301 and H.J. Res. 90. The resolution provides that the provisions of section 125(c) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act shall not apply during the remainder of the 116th Congress and the resolution amends H.Res. 967, agreed to on May 15, 2020.
06/19/2020HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 348.
06/19/2020HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
06/19/2020HouseCommittee on Armed Services discharged.
06/19/2020HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-434, Part I.
06/08/2020HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/08/2020HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/08/2020HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/08/2020HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (230)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Correa, J. Luis [D-CA-46]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]* 06/08/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Mucarsel-Powell, Debbie [D-FL-26]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2]* 06/08/2020
Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]* 06/08/2020
Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]* 06/08/2020
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Gonzalez, Vicente [D-TX-15]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 06/08/2020
Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] 06/11/2020
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 06/11/2020
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 06/11/2020
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 06/11/2020
Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] 06/11/2020
Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] 06/11/2020
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 06/11/2020
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] 06/11/2020
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 06/11/2020
Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] 06/11/2020
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 06/11/2020
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] 06/11/2020
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 06/11/2020
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 06/11/2020
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] 06/11/2020
Rep. Murphy, Stephanie N. [D-FL-7] 06/11/2020
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] 06/11/2020
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 06/11/2020
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 06/11/2020
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 06/11/2020
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 06/11/2020
Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] 06/11/2020
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 06/11/2020
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 06/11/2020
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 06/11/2020
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 06/11/2020
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 06/11/2020
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] 06/11/2020
Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] 06/11/2020
Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] 06/11/2020
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] 06/11/2020
Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] 06/11/2020
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] 06/11/2020
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] 06/11/2020
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 06/11/2020
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 06/11/2020
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 06/15/2020
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 06/15/2020
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 06/15/2020
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 06/15/2020
Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] 06/15/2020
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 06/15/2020
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 06/15/2020
Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] 06/15/2020
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 06/15/2020
Del. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 06/15/2020
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 06/15/2020
Rep. Torres Small, Xochitl [D-NM-2] 06/15/2020
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 06/18/2020
Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] 06/18/2020
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] 06/18/2020
Rep. Cunningham, Joe [D-SC-1] 06/18/2020
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 06/18/2020

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary06/08/2020 Referred to
06/19/2020 Reported by H. Rept. 116-434
House Armed Services06/08/2020 Referred to
06/19/2020 Discharged from
House Energy and Commerce06/08/2020 Referred to
06/19/2020 Discharged from

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Subjects (59)


Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.7120. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House (06/25/2020)

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data collection, and establishes best practices and training requirements.

The bill enhances existing enforcement mechanisms to remedy violations by law enforcement. Among other things, it does the following:

  • lowers the criminal intent standard—from willful to knowing or reckless—to convict a law enforcement officer for misconduct in a federal prosecution,
  • limits qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a private civil action against a law enforcement officer, and
  • grants administrative subpoena power to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in pattern-or-practice investigations.

It establishes a framework to prevent and remedy racial profiling by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. It also limits the unnecessary use of force and restricts the use of no-knock warrants, chokeholds, and carotid holds.

The bill creates a national registry—the National Police Misconduct Registry—to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct. It also establishes new reporting requirements, including on the use of force, officer misconduct, and routine policing practices (e.g., stops and searches).

Finally, it directs DOJ to create uniform accreditation standards for law enforcement agencies and requires law enforcement officers to complete training on racial profiling, implicit bias, and the duty to intervene when another officer uses excessive force.