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H.R. 2302 (114th): Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2015

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To require that States receiving Byrne JAG funds to require sensitivity training for law enforcement officers of that State and to incentivize States to enact laws requiring the independent investigation and prosecution of the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Steve Cohen

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 13, 2015
Length: 5 pages
May 13, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


100 Cosponsors (100 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

Cohen Renews Call for Independent Prosecutors for Police Shootings
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Sponsor) on Sep 22, 2016

Surge in Support in Congress for Police Training and Independent Review Act After Police Shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Sponsor) on Jul 15, 2016

Cohen Presses Attorney General about Police Training and Independent Review Act and Darrius Stewart Investigation
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Sponsor) on Jul 12, 2016

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May 13, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 2302 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2302. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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