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H.R. 1800 (106th): Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 6, 2000 (Passed Congress).


H.R.1800

One Hundred Sixth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,

the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand

An Act

To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to ensure that certain information regarding prisoners is reported to the Attorney General.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000’.

SEC. 2. REPORTING OF INFORMATION.

    Section 20104(a) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13704(a)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1)--

        (A) by inserting ‘(A)’ after ‘(1)’; and

        (B) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively;

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ‘(2)’ and inserting ‘(B)’;

      (3) in paragraph (3)--

        (A) by striking ‘(3)’ and inserting ‘(C)’;

        (B) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively; and

        (C) by striking the period and inserting ‘; and’; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(2) such State has provided assurances that it will follow guidelines established by the Attorney General in reporting, on a quarterly basis, information regarding the death of any person who is in the process of arrest, is en route to be incarcerated, or is incarcerated at a municipal or county jail, State prison, or other local or State correctional facility (including any juvenile facility) that, at a minimum, includes--

        ‘(A) the name, gender, race, ethnicity, and age of the deceased;

        ‘(B) the date, time, and location of death; and

        ‘(C) a brief description of the circumstances surrounding the death.’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.