Senate Bill 1502
117th Congress(2021-2022)
COPS Counseling Act
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Amendments
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Passed Senate on Jun 7, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 29, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 11, 2021
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
1502
Congress
117
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
Passed
June 7, 2021
Type
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.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3965-3966)
Summary

Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support Counseling Act or the COPS Counseling Act

This bill sets forth requirements related to peer support counseling programs. A peer support counseling program is a program provided by a law enforcement agency that provides counseling services from a peer support specialist to a law enforcement officer of the agency.

Among other things, the bill does the following:

  • generally prohibits the disclosure of the contents of a peer support communication, and
  • requires the Department of Justice to develop best practices and professional standards for peer support counseling programs.
Text (2)
April 29, 2021
Amendments (1)
Jun 07, 2021
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2115
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Actions (10)
06/11/2021
Held at the desk.
06/11/2021
Received in the House.
06/08/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
06/07/2021
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3965-3966)
06/07/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S3965-3966)
06/07/2021
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S3965-3966)
06/07/2021
Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
05/13/2021
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/29/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
04/29/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 30, 2021 4:27:12 AM
Updated
Jun 15, 2021 4:33:28 AM