Title: Justice Exists for All of Us Act of 2013
Subject: Congressional oversight: Crime prevention: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations: Law enforcement administration and funding: Racial and ethnic relations: Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination: State and local government operations: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Justice Exists for All of Us Act of 2013 - Prohibits a state, for each fiscal year beginning three years after enactment of this Act, from having in effect a law or policy that: (1) allows a person to use deadly force when such person is threatened and that does not impose a duty to retreat before using such force in any place where that person is lawfully present (commonly known as a "stand your ground law"), except where the person is a victim of domestic violence; or (2) allows the establishment, organization, or operation of, or participation in, a Neighborhood Watch program that is not registered with the local law enforcement agency and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Allows the Attorney General to authorize up to two one-year extensions of such deadline. Provides that a state that fails to substantially implement this Act for any fiscal year shall not receive 20% of the funds that would otherwise be allocated to it under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Provides for alternative procedures for compliance by a state that is unable to substantially implement this Act because of a conflict with the state's constitution. Directs the Attorney General to conduct a study of state stand your ground laws, including by examining: (1) the effect that such laws have on rates of violent deaths, and (2) whether women and minorities are targets of the force authorized by such laws at a higher rate than the general population.
Session: 113th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: September 13, 2013
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22 sponsors: Jackson-Lee, Sheila; Bass, Karen; Clarke, Yvette D.; Clay, Wm. Lacy; Cohen, Steve; Cummings, Elijah E.; Ellison, Keith; Grijalva, Raul M.; Gutierrez, Luis V.; Hahn, Janice; Hanabusa, Colleen W.; Jeffries, Hakeem S.; Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr.; Lee, Barbara; Lewis, John; Lowenthal, Alan S.; McGovern, James P.; Meeks, Gregory W.; Rangel, Charles B.; Rush, Bobby L.; Scott, David; Thompson, Bennie G.;
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (22 of 435)
|House||Sep 13, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jul 24, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jul 27 2013||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
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