H.R. 68 (111th): No More Tulias: Drug Law Enforcement Evidentiary Standards Improvement Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 253 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2007

H.R. 231 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To increase the evidentiary standard required to convict a person for a drug offense, to require screening of law enforcement officers or others acting under color of law participating in drug task forces, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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1/6/2009--Introduced.
No More Tulias: Drug Law Enforcement Evidentiary Standards Improvement Act of 2009 - Prohibits a state from receiving for a fiscal year any drug control and system improvement (Byrne) grant funds under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, or any amount from any other law enforcement assistance program of the Department of Justice, unless the state does not fund any antidrug task forces for that fiscal year or the state has in effect laws that ensure that:
(1) a person is not convicted of a drug offense unless the facts that a drug offense was committed and that the person committed that offense are supported by evidence other than the eyewitness testimony of a law enforcement officer (officer) or individuals acting on an officer's behalf; and
(2) an officer does not participate in a antidrug task force unless that officer's honesty and integrity is evaluated and found to be at an appropriately high level.
Requires states receiving federal funds under this Act to collect data on the racial distribution of drug charges, the nature of the criminal law specified in the charges, and the jurisdictions in which such charges are made.

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