Text: H.R.7150 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7150

 To require the use of body cameras for law enforcement officers as a 
  condition of eligibility for COPS ON THE BEAT grants, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

 Mr. Stanton introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To require the use of body cameras for law enforcement officers as a 
  condition of eligibility for COPS ON THE BEAT grants, 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 ``COPS Accountability Act of 2020''.

SEC. 2. BODY CAMERA REQUIREMENT FOR COPS ON THE BEAT GRANTS.

    In order to be eligible for a grant under part Q of title I of the 
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10381 et 
seq.), a State, unit of local government, and Indian tribal government 
shall--
            (1) in the first fiscal year that begins after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, have in place a plan to implement the 
        requirement under paragraph (2); and
            (2) in the second fiscal year that begins after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, require uniformed law enforcement 
        officers with the authority to conduct searches and make 
        arrests to wear a body camera while on duty, for not less than 
        25 percent of such law enforcement officers of the 
        jurisdiction; and
            (3) beginning in the third fiscal year that begins after 
        the date of enactment of this Act, require uniformed law 
        enforcement officers with the authority to conduct searches and 
        make arrests to wear a body camera while on duty, for not less 
        than 50 percent of such law enforcement officers of the 
        jurisdiction.

SEC. 3. REPORT.

    On an annual basis, the Attorney General shall submit to the 
Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and of the 
Senate a report on the compliance of jurisdictions with the conditions 
on eligibility for grants described in section 2 during the previous 
fiscal year.
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