Bill Sponsor
Senate Bill 5087
117th Congress(2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Not Invisible Act of 2019 to extend, and provide additional support for, the activities of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice Joint Commission on Reducing Violent Crime Against Indians, and for other purposes.
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-359 on Jan 5, 2023
Nov 15, 2022
Latest Action
Jan 5, 2023
Origin Chamber
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Bill Number
Policy Area
Native Americans
Native Americans
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting Native Americans, including Alaska Natives and Hawaiians, in a variety of domestic policy settings. This includes claims, intergovernmental relations, and Indian lands and resources.
Sponsorship by Party
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
checkPassed on December 20, 2022
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

This bill makes changes to the Joint Commission on Reducing Violent Crime Against Indians, which was established to increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and against Indians.

Specifically, the bill extends the joint commission for an additional 18 months. It also extends the deadline, from 18 months to 36 months, for the joint commission to make publicly available and submit recommendations to the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and specified congressional committees.

Additionally, the bill (1) directs Interior and DOJ to contribute the funds necessary for the operation of the joint commission; and (2) allows the joint commission to accept and use gifts or donations of services or property from Indian tribes or tribal entities, academic institutions, or other not-for-profit organizations.

Text (3)
Amendments (1)
Dec 20, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 6556
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Updated
Jan 25, 2023 5:19:08 AM