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HR 1280

Title: George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021
Author: Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)

Summary
...This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It increases accountability for law enforcement misconduct, restricts the use of certain policing practices, enhances transparency and data collection, and establishes best practices and training requirements.

The bill enhances existing enforcement mechanisms to remedy violations by law enforcement. Among other things, it does the following:

  • lowers the criminal intent standard—from willful to knowing or reckless—to convict a law enforcement officer for misconduct in a federal prosecution,
  • limits qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a private civil action against a law enforcement officer, and
  • grants ...

    Status
    Introduced in House 02/24/2021
    Introduced in House 02/24/2021
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 02/24/2021
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 02/24/2021
    Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 02/24/2021
    Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. 02/25/2021
    Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 179 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 and H.R. 1280. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1280 and one motion to recommit. 03/01/2021
    Rule H. Res. 179 passed House. 03/01/2021
    Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 179. (consideration: CR H1039-1071) 03/03/2021
    Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1 and H.R. 1280. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1 and one motion to recommit. Rule provides for 1 hour of general debate on H.R. 1280 and one motion to recommit. 03/03/2021
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1280. 03/03/2021
    The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. 03/03/2021
    Ms. Malliotakis moved to recommit to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H1069) 03/03/2021
    The previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to the rule. 03/03/2021
    On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 208 - 219 (Roll no. 59). 03/03/2021
    Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 212 (Roll no. 60).(text: CR H1039-1054) 03/03/2021
    On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 212 (Roll no. 60). (text: CR H1039-1054) 03/03/2021
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. 03/03/2021
    Received in the Senate. 03/09/2021

    Bill Text
    (HTML) 03/04/2021 - HR 1280 (Engrossed+in+House)
    (PDF) 03/04/2021 - HR 1280 (Engrossed+in+House)


    (HTML) 02/24/2021 - HR 1280 (Introduced+in+House)
    (PDF) 02/24/2021 - HR 1280 (Introduced+in+House)

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    Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)
    U.S. Representative

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