skip to main content

H.R. 6538: Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022

To create an Active Shooter Alert Communications Network, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2022
Length: 14 pages
Feb 1, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Failed Under Suspension on Jun 22, 2022

This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote on June 22, 2022 under a fast-track procedure called "suspension." It may or may not get another vote.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


60 Cosponsors (45 Democrats, 15 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 1, 2022

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

Jun 15, 2022
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.

Jun 17, 2022
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jun 17, 2022
Text Published

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

Jun 21, 2022
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 22, 2022
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

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

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 6538 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. 6538. This is the one from the 117th 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. 6538 — 117th Congress: Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022.” 2022. July 2, 2022 <>

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.