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Walter Scott Notification Act of 2020 (HOUSE)

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*** SAME AS ABOVE. INTRODUCED IN HOUSE AND SENATE

To require law enforcement agencies to report the use of lethal force, and for other purposes.

Any state that receives funding from the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act must report any discharge of a firearm that results in the death of a civilian to the AG (along with a lot of other demographic and case specific information – can be found in bill). Any state that does not comply will receive a 10% cut in their funding for the next fiscal year (and will be redistributed to a state that has complied). If after 5 years after the initiation of the act a state is still not compliant, the cut in funding is 20%. Each year, the AG will publish a public report that details all the information provided to him.