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

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

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Sponsor and status

Karen Bass

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

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020
Length: 138 pages
Introduced
Jun 8, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

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.

Prognosis
36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Chairwoman Maloney Speaks on House Floor in Support for Justice in Policing Act
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 26, 2020

Engel Statement on Passage of George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
    — Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY16] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 26, 2020

Bill Flores Discusses the Latest from Washington
    — Rep. Bill Flores [R-TX17] on Jun 26, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

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

History

Jun 8, 2020
 
Introduced

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Jun 17, 2020
 
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Jun 19, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 22, 2020
 
On House Schedule

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Jun 22, 2020
 
Text Published

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Jun 25, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

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

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