Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 3003 - No Sanctuary for Criminals Act

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Listed in Alphabetical Order

June 27, 2017 1:52 PM

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Babin (TX)


Withholds Federal financial assistance from each country that denies or unreasonably delays the acceptance of nationals of such country who have been ordered removed from the United States and to prohibit the issuance of visas to nationals of such country.

Black (TN)


Withholds certain funds from sanctuary jurisdictions. Specifically, the bill would withhold Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Economic Development Administration grants, which include, grants for public works, grants for planning and administrative expenses, supplementary grants, and grants for training, research, and technical assistance. FEMA-related grants and trade adjustment assistance grants would still be eligible. CDBG grant withholding is estimated at $2.9B in FY15 and approximately $200M in FY15 for the above mentioned Economic Development Administration grants.

Demings (FL), Thompson, Bennie (MS), Payne, Jr. (NJ)


Strikes COPS grants and Byrne Justice Assistance Grants programs from the list of programs for which states, or political subdivisions of states, that are found not to be in compliance would be ineligible. Also strikes the ability to penalize any other grant program administered by DOJ or DHS.

Demings (FL)


Clarifies that, instead of only not being required to report or arrest victims or witnesses of criminal offenses, state and local law enforcement would not be required to undertake any of the required activities with respect to those individuals. Also amends the bill to explicitly specify that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual abuse are among the individuals excluded from those required activities.

Valadao (CA)


Strikes ambiguous reference to “motor vehicle law” and inserts reference to (serious vehicle infractions), to ensure that only those who are arrested for criminal and serious motor vehicle violations are detained. Strikes ambiguous probable cause definition.