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Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2013

S. 445, the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2013, was introduced by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) in January 2013. This bipartisan legislation helps courthouses receive security equipment from federal agencies that are no longer being used as well as allocate existing federal funding towards courthouse security equipment and safety training for court security guards. The Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2013 has broad support from a wide variety of agencies like the National Association for Court Management, the National Sheriffs’ Association, the Conference of Chief Justices, and the American Judges Association. NCRA looks forward to working with Congress to ensure the passage of this critical legislation to ensure that all courthouses have the security to protect not just court reporters, but all court personnel and all Americans who use the services provided at courthouses.

S. 445: Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2013

To support Senate Bill S. 445 please read the summary of the bill.

Want to get involved contact your representative through the phone script and the writting script

NCRA sends a letter of support for Senate Bill S. 445

To see the CBO findings of Senate Bill S. 445 please click here.

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Local Courthouse Safety Act passes the House of Representatives

Local Courthouse Safety Act Introduced in the House of Representatives

Local Courthouse Safety Passes Critical Step

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