H.R. 115 - Thin Blue Line Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 115-17 PDF XML

    Showing the text of H.R. 115 as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary 

    Text of H.R. 115 PDF XML

    Thin Blue Line Act (as reported) 

    H. Rept. 115-116 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary 

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Agreed to by record vote of 230-189, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 233-184 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

MANAGERS: Buck/Hastings

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-17 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
5Version 2Boyle (PA), Fitzpatrick (PA)Bi-PartisanLate 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.Submitted
1Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratRequires 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.Submitted
2Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratAllocates $5,000,000 each fiscal year for the purpose of assisting counsel in defending individuals indicted for capital crimes.Submitted
3Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratAsks 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.Submitted
4Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants for de-escalation training of law enforcement officers to improve community relations and public safety.Submitted