H.R. 73 (111th): Traffic Stops Along the Border Statistics Study 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
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 258 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2007

H.R. 228 (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 provide for the collection of data on traffic stops.

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Cosponsors
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House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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1/6/2009--Introduced.
Traffic Stops Along the Border Statistics Study Act of 2009 - Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) conduct a nationwide study of stops for traffic violations by law enforcement officers;
(2) perform an initial analysis of existing data, including complaints alleging and information concerning traffic stops motivated by race and other bias; and
(3) gather specified data from a nationwide sample of jurisdictions, including the traffic infraction alleged to have been committed that led to the stop, identifying characteristics of the driver stopped, whether immigration status was questioned, and whether any warning or citation was issued as a result of the stop.
Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data collected under this Act to the appropriate agency as designated by the Attorney General. Prohibits information released from revealing the identity of any individual who is stopped or any officer involved.

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