Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 115 - Thin Blue Line Act

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May 16, 2017 3:58 AM

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Boyle (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)


LATE REVISED Eliminates the expected family contribution used to determine Pell Grant eligibility for children of law enforcement and first responders who have died in the line of duty, providing eligible students the ability to receive up to the maximum Pell award each year.

Cicilline (RI)


Requires the Attorney General to establish and submit a report to Congress on the activities of a commission whose responsibility is to provide recommendations and advice to the Department of Justice for standards in the application and advancement of forensic science.

Cicilline (RI)


Allocates $5,000,000 each fiscal year for the purpose of assisting counsel in defending individuals indicted for capital crimes.

Cicilline (RI)


Asks the Attorney General to first conduct a study on guidelines for appointments of defense counsel for a person indicted for a capital crime. Following the study, the Attorney General will submit a report to Congress which would include recommendations regarding the implementation of the new guidelines.

Jackson Lee (TX)


LATE Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants for de-escalation training of law enforcement officers to improve community relations and public safety.