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

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Alan Grayson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 5, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

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 ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 5, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
March 5, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary