H.R. 953: Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Alan Grayson
Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 05, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 445 (Related)
Courthouse Safety Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 04, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To improve security at State and local courthouses.

Summary

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Oversight and Government Reform

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/5/2013--Introduced.
Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2013 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to permit the Director of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance to carry out a training and technical assistance program to teach employees of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies how to anticipate, survive, and respond to violent encounters during the course of their duties, including duties relating to security at state, county, and tribal courthouses.
Amends the State Justice Institute Act of 1984 to require the State Justice Institute (a private nonprofit organization established to improve judicial administration in state courts) to include the improvement of the safety and security of state and local courts as a factor in the national assistance program under which it provides funding to state courts and related national and nonprofit organizations.
Requires state or local courts that do not have magnetometers available for use to use grant matching funds to acquire magnetometers.
Directs the Administrator of General Services (GSA) to ensure that state or local courthouses having less security equipment than such courthouses require have an opportunity to request surplus security equipment (metal detectors, wands, baggage screening devices) before such equipment is made available to any other individual or entity. Requires that priority be given to courthouses that have no security equipment.

House Republican Conference Summary

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