H.R. 6185: Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012

H.R. 6185

Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012

September 11, 2012 (112th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6185, the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval.  The bill was introduced on July 25, 2012, by Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which held a markup and reported the bill by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.R. 6185 would improve security at State and local courthouses by making available surplus federal metal detecting equipment to those state and local courthouse in need of such equipment.  The bill would also establish a training program to teach state and local officials how to respond to violent attacks. 


The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, available here, estimates that H.R. 6185 would have “no budget impact.”