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Washington Report – Dec. 16, 2022
Nov 17, 2023

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: December 16, 2022

Don’t let your TOP COPS nominations get lost in the holiday shuffle. Please take the time to nominate examples of outstanding police work for this prestigious award by the Jan. 11, 2023 deadline; NAPO successfully lobbied against the inclusion of any amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal 2023 that would have restricted state and local law enforcement’s access to surplus military equipment through the Department of Defense and other federal grant programs; In a victory for NAPO, the House passed the Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act (S. 4003), Dec. 14, by a vote of 264-162. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent Aug. 1, and is now on its way to the President to be signed into law; In another victory for NAPO, Congress passed the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act, S. 3846, Dec. 14, sending it to the President’s desk to be signed into law; In a win for NAPO, the House passed S. 4834, the Providing Resources, Officers, and Technology to Eradicate Cyber Threats to (PROTECT) Our Children Act, Dec. 6, by a vote of 421-1. The Senate passed this bill by unanimous consent on Nov. 15, and the bill is now with the President to be signed into law; On Dec. 14, the House passed the Help Find the Missing Act, or Billy’s Law, S. 5230, by a vote of 422 – 4. With the bill having passed the Senate by unanimous consent on Dec. 8, it is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law; This week, Congress passed a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open until Dec. 23, to give top appropriators time to flesh out their deal on a Fiscal 2023 omnibus appropriations package; Please join us at NAPO’s 34th Annual Police, Fire, EMS, & Municipal Employee Pension & Benefits Seminar, Jan. 29 – 31, 2023 at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more details on these and other legislative issues, please click on the Dec. 16, 2022 Washington Report below.

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