CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 6189, a bill to eliminate unnecessary reporting requirements for unfunded programs under the Office of Justice Programs, as amended, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority vote for approval. The bill was introduced on July 25, 2012, by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, which held a markup and reported the bill by voice vote.
H.R. 6189 would eliminate reporting requirements for two unfunded, dormant programs that previously were administered by the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice. H.R. 6189 would eliminate the reporting requirement for grants made under the “DNA Identification Act of 1994.” The bill would also eliminate the reporting requirement for grants made under the “Police Corps Act.” These programs are dormant and have not been funded by Congress since FY03 and FY05, respectively.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that H.R. 6189 will impose no costs.