H. R. 2076
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 1, 2011
Mr. Gowdy introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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—
530C(b)(1)(L)(i), by striking
2,000,000 and inserting
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
in section 540A—
by amending the
section title to read
Investigation of certain violent
in subsection (a),
, 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.