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2nd CONGRESS
2nd SESSION
H.R. 78

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 6, 2019
Mrs. Sorge (for herself and Mrs. Ortiz ) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL
To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to require the Attorney General to collect information and data relating to organized gang activity and provide appropriations for this purpose.

Section 1. Short title

This act may be cited as the Gang Information Act of 2019.

Sec. 2 Amending the Act

34 U.S. Code § 12532 is amended to read as follows:

(a) Coordination
The Attorney General (or the Attorney General’s designee), in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury (or the Secretary’s designee), shall develop a national strategy to coordinate gang-related investigations by Federal law enforcement agencies.
(b) Data collection
The Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall acquire and collect information on incidents of gang violence for inclusion in an annual uniform crime report.
(c) Report
The Attorney General shall prepare a report on national gang violence outlining the strategy developed under subsection (a) to be submitted to the President and Congress by January 1, 2019, and for each subsequent year until January 1, 2024.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,500,000 for fiscal years 2020, 2022, and 2023.