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Federal Law Enforcement Training Research and Reporting Act of 2020

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5824 

To require reporting regarding accreditation of basic training programs of 
the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 
Ms. TORRES SMALL of New Mexico (for herself and Ms. SLOTKIN) introduced 

the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Se-
curity, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period 
to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consider-
ation of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
concerned 

A BILL 
To require reporting regarding accreditation of basic training 

programs of the Department of Homeland Security, and 
for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Federal Law Enforce-4

ment Training Research and Reporting Act of 2020’’. 5

SEC. 2. FLETC RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. 6

The Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Train-7

ing Centers (FLETC), in coordination with the Under 8

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Secretary for Science and Technology of the Department 1

of Homeland Security, shall conduct research and develop-2

ment of a technology to enhance participation rates in 3

training offered to State, local, and Tribal communities, 4

with particular attention to rural or remote communities, 5

for the purpose of enhancing domestic preparedness for 6

and collective response to terrorism and other homeland 7

security threats. 8

SEC. 3. REPORTING ON BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMS OF 9

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. 10

(a) ANNUAL REPORTING.— 11

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after 12

the date of the enactment of this Act and annually 13

thereafter, the Secretary of Homeland Security, act-14

ing through the Under Secretary for Management of 15

the Department of Homeland Security, shall report 16

to the relevant congressional committees on the ac-17

creditation status for each basic training program 18

within the Department, including information relat-19

ing to the following: 20

(A) The date on which the program 21

achieved initial accreditation, or in the case of 22

a program that is not currently accredited, the 23

reasons for not obtaining or maintaining ac-24

creditation, the activities, if any, taken to 25

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achieve accreditation, and an anticipated time-1

line for accreditation of the program. 2

(B) The date the program most recently 3

received accreditation or reaccreditation, if ap-4

plicable. 5

(C) The program’s anticipated accredita-6

tion or next reaccreditation date. 7

(D) The name of the accreditation man-8

ager for the program. 9

(2) TERMINATION OF REPORTING REQUIRE-10

MENT.—Annual reports under paragraph (1) shall 11

terminate when all basic training programs of the 12

Department of Homeland Security are accredited. 13

(b) LAPSE IN ACCREDITATION.— 14

(1) IN GENERAL.—If a basic training program 15

of the Department of Homeland Security loses ac-16

creditation, the head of the relevant component of 17

the Department shall notify the Under Secretary for 18

Management of the Department not later than 30 19

days after such loss. 20

(2) NOTICE TO CONGRESS.—Not later than 60 21

days after receiving a notification pursuant to sub-22

section (a), the Under Secretary for Management of 23

the Department of Homeland Security shall notify 24

the relevant congressional committees of the lapse in 25

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accreditation, the reason for the lapse, and the ac-1

tivities underway and planned to regain accredita-2

tion. 3

(c) DEFINITIONS.—In this Act: 4

(1) ACCREDITATION.—The term ‘‘accredita-5

tion’’ means the recognition by a board that a basic 6

training program is administered, developed, and de-7

livered according to an applicable set of standards. 8

(2) ACCREDITATION MANAGER.—The term ‘‘ac-9

creditation manager’’ means the individual assigned 10

by the component of the Department of Homeland 11

Security to manage accreditation activities for a 12

basic training program. 13

(3) BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM.—The term 14

‘‘basic training program’’ means an entry level pro-15

gram that is transitional to law enforcement service, 16

provides training on critical competencies and re-17

sponsibilities, and is typically a requirement for ap-18

pointment to a law enforcement service job or job se-19

ries. 20

(4) REACCREDITATION.—The term ‘‘reaccredi-21

tation’’ means the assessment of a basic training 22

program after initial accreditation to ensure the con-23

tinued compliance with an applicable set of stand-24

ards. 25

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(5) RELEVANT CONGRESSIONAL COMMIT-1

TEES.—The term ‘‘relevant congressional commit-2

tees’’ means the Committee on Homeland Security 3

of the House of Representatives and the Committee 4

on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of 5

the Senate. 6

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Date Branch Action
02/12/2020 President Ordered to be Reported (Amended).Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/12/2020 President Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/10/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
02/10/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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(2)Notice to CongressNot later than 60 days after receiving a notification pursuant to subsection (a), the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security shall notify the relevant congressional committees of the lapse in accreditation, the reason for the lapse, and the activities underway and planned to regain accreditation

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Reporting on basic training programs of the Department of Homeland Security (a)Annual reporting (1)In generalNot later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security, shall report to the relevant congressional committees on the accreditation status for each basic training program within the Department, including information relating t

Mexico
Torres Small of New Mexico (for herself and Ms


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