H. R. 2076
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the statutory authority for the longstanding practice of the Department of Justice of providing investigatory assistance on request of State and local authorities with respect to certain serious violent crimes, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011.
Investigation of mass killing or attempted mass killing and other violent crimes
Title 28, United States Code, is amended—
in section 530C(b)(1)(L)(i), by striking
2,000,000 and inserting
in section 530C(b)(4), by adding at the end the following:
The authority to conduct or assist in investigations includes the authority to deploy tactical response, command and control, and other crisis-management assets of the Bureau, as appropriate; and any such conduct or assistance shall be understood presumptively to be within the scope of Federal office or employment.;
in section 540A—
in the section heading, by striking
Investigation of certain violent crimes; and inserting
Investigation of certain violent crimes;
in subsection (a), by inserting
, in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in venues such as schools, colleges, universities, non-Federal office buildings, malls, and other public places, and in the investigation of mass killings and attempted mass killings after
in subsection (c), by adding the following new paragraph at the end:
mass killings means three or more killings in a single incident.
in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 33, by striking the item relating to section 540A and inserting the following:
540A. Investigation of certain violent crimes.
Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2011.
Karen L. Haas,