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H.R. 2076 (112th): Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 12, 2011 (Passed the House).



1st Session

H. R. 2076



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.


Short title

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 $3,000,000;


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 traveler; and


in subsection (c), by adding the following new paragraph at the end:


mass killings means three or more killings in a single incident.

; and


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,