House Bill 3070
117th Congress(2021-2022)
COPS Counseling Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on May 7, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 7, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 9, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
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
3070
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
Maryland
North Carolina
Minnesota
California
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
No House votes have been held for this bill.
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 (1)
Actions (3)
11/09/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
05/07/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
05/07/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 8, 2021 7:12:22 AM
Record Updated
Nov 11, 2021 8:15:03 AM