H.R. 180 (113th): National Blue Alert Act of 2013


Jan 4, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 14, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


Michael Grimm

Representative for New York's 11th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2013
Length: 12 pages

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S. 357 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Sep 19, 2013

About the bill

Full Title

To encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

Summary (CRS)

5/14/2013--Passed House amended.National Blue Alert Act of 2013 - Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish a national Blue Alert communications network within the Department of Justice (DOJ) to disseminate ... Read more >

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Jan 4, 2013

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May 7, 2013
Reported by Committee

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May 14, 2013
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 180”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


14 cosponsors (8D, 6R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
May 14, 2013 6:52 p.m.
Passed 406/2

Related Bills

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H.R. 365 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: May 15, 2012

S. 357 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 2013

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