H.R. 1924 (111th): Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009

Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 797 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Sep 10, 2009

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Representative for South Dakota At Large
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Apr 02, 2009
96 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6583 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 2008

S. 797 (Related)
Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 10, 2009


This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
Full Title

To amend the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Act, the Indian Tribal Justice Technical and Legal Assistance Act of 2000, and the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to improve the prosecution of, and response to, crimes in Indian country, and for other purposes.


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20 cosponsors (17D, 3R) (show)

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Tribal Law and Order Act of 2009 - Amends the Indian Law Enforcement Reform Act to make a variety of changes to increase Native American tribes' law enforcement powers and increase federal powers and responsibilities regarding crimes on Indian land, including:
(1) allowing federal officials, with the consent of the tribe, to investigate offenses against tribal criminal laws;
(2) providing technical assistance and training to tribal law enforcement officials regarding use of the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) database;
(3) requiring federal and local officials, when they decline to investigate crimes on Indian land, to report to Native officials and requiring such officials, when they decline to prosecute, to turn over evidence to Native officials;
(4) establishing in the criminal division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) the Office of Indian Country Crime to develop, enforce, and administer federal criminal laws in Indian country;
(5) authorizing, at the request of a tribe, concurrent federal-tribal jurisdiction;
(6) authorizing grants to state, tribal, and local governments that enter into cooperative agreements, including agreements relating to mutual aid, hot pursuit of suspects, and cross-deputization;
(7) requiring the Attorney General to allow tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement agencies to directly access and enter information into federal criminal information databases (under current law, such access is limited); and
(8) increasing the criminal sentences tribal courts may impose.

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