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

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Introduced in House (06/11/2020)


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.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2020

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


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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