S. 1793 (112th): Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012

Introduced:
Nov 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed Senate)
See Instead:

H.R. 2076 (same title)
Signed by the President — Jan 14, 2013

Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Dec 17, 2012
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2076 (identical)

Signed by the President
Jan 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on December 17, 2012 but was never passed by the House.

Progress
Introduced Nov 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Nov 02, 2011
Reported by Committee Nov 17, 2011
Passed Senate Dec 17, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill 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.

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12/17/2012--Passed Senate amended.
Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Attorney General (AG), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision, to assist in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use, and in the investigation of mass killings and attempted mass killings.
Defines "mass killings" as three or more killings in a single incident.
Authorizes the AG to pay rewards of up to $3 million (currently, $2 million), subject to exceptions, for assistance to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision and through deployment of the Secret Service or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to assist in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use, and in the investigation of mass killings and attempted mass killings.
Requires that any assistance provided under this Act be presumed to be within the scope of federal office or employment.

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