H.R.2076 - Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012

To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the statutory authority for the longstanding practice of the Department of Justice of providing investigatory assistance on request of State and local authorities with respect to certain serious violent crimes, and for other purposes. view all titles (7)

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  • Short: Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 as enacted.
  • Official: To amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify the statutory authority for the longstanding practice of the Department of Justice of providing investigatory assistance on request of State and local authorities with respect to certain serious violent crimes, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011 as introduced.
  • Short: Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011 as reported to house.
  • Short: Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011 as passed house.
  • Short: Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2011 as reported to senate.
  • Short: Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 as passed senate.

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Result: Passed - September 12, 2011

Roll call number 699 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 2076 Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act

 

Official Summary

Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Attorney General (AG), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision, to assist in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use, and

Official Summary

Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012 - Authorizes the Attorney General (AG), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision, to assist in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use, and in the investigation of mass killings and attempted mass killings. Defines \"mass killings\" as three or more killings in a single incident. Authorizes the AG to pay rewards of up to $3 million (currently, $2 million), subject to exceptions, for assistance to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to permit the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS), at the request of an appropriate law enforcement official of a state or political subdivision and through deployment of the Secret Service or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to assist in the investigation of violent acts and shootings occurring in a place of public use, and in the investigation of mass killings and attempted mass killings. Requires that any assistance provided under this Act be presumed to be within the scope of federal office or employment.

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