skip to main content

H.R. 7120: George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Call or Write Congress

To hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Karen Bass

Sponsor. Representative for California's 37th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Length: 138 pages
Jun 8, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 25, 2020

This bill passed in the House on June 25, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Nadler & Bass Statement on Protests Following Shooting of Jacob Blake
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY10] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 28, 2020

Brownley Applauds Passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
    — Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA26] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 26, 2020

Seizing upon national tragedies, House Democrats latest target for political gain are our police
    — Rep. Alex Mooney [R-WV2] on Aug 10, 2020

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 7120 will add $5 million in new spending through 2030.


Jun 8, 2020

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

Jun 17, 2020
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 19, 2020
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee. The House Committee on the Judiciary issued the report which may provide insight into the purpose of the legislation.

Jun 22, 2020
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Jun 25, 2020
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 7120 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7120. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 7120 — 116th Congress: George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.” 2020. December 4, 2020 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.