Senate Bill 3955
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Justice for Breonna Taylor Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 11, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 11, 2020
Latest Action
Jun 11, 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
3955
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
Kentucky
Indiana
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Justice for Breonna Taylor Act

This bill prohibits no-knock warrants, which generally permit law enforcement officers to enter a premises without first identifying their authority and purpose.

Specifically, it requires federal law enforcement officers to provide notice of their authority and purpose before executing a warrant. State and local law enforcement agencies that receive funds from the Department of Justice must execute warrants that require the serving officer to provide notice of his or her authority and purpose before forcibly entering a premises.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/11/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
06/11/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 12, 2020 7:57:08 AM
Updated
Sep 19, 2020 4:18:33 AM