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Local Courthouse Safety Act clears critical step

June 7, 2012

On May 24, S. 2076, the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012, was passed through the judiciary committee by a vote of eight senators in support of and two in opposition to the legislation. Introduced by Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), the bill has now cleared the crucial step and survived the judiciary committee’s markup. The bill’s next step is to be voted on by the full Senate, which NCRA anticipates occurring before the end of the session. The bill’s passing the full committee with bipartisan support is a promising sign.

NCRA’s Government Relations Department will also continue to work with the Senate to gain more support in order to pass the bill, while working to get the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012 introduced in the House of Representatives. For more information on the legislation, please visit NCRA’s Government Relations homepage. If you would like to read Sen. Franken’s press release, please click here.

NCRA will continue to work closely with other associations in support of the legislation, including the National Association of Court Management, the Conference of Chief Justices, the American Judges Association, and the National Sheriffs’ Association. For more information on the Local Courthouse Safety Act of 2012, please contact NCRA’s Government Relations Department.