Senate Bill 3873
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 3, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 3, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 3, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3873
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
Arkansas
Indiana
North Carolina
North Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020

This bill establishes new requirements for existing grant programs to incentivize reporting on deadly shootings by law enforcement.

Specifically, it requires a state that receives funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to report certain data on deadly shootings by law enforcement officers. It reduces by 10% the JAG allocation of a state that fails to comply.

Additionally, for an initial four-year period, the Department of Justice (DOJ) may give preference to a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program grant applicant from a state that reports data on deadly shootings by law enforcement. Beginning in the fifth year, DOJ must reduce by 20% the COPS allocation of a state that fails to report such data.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/03/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
06/03/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 4, 2020 4:27:08 AM
Updated
Jul 28, 2020 4:16:08 AM