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89th Congress, H. R. 8027
September 22, 1965
To provide assistance in training State and local law enforcement officers and
other personnel, and in improving capabilities, techniques, and practices in State and local law enforcement and prevention and control of crime, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress 0.88embled, That this Act may Law Enforcement be cited as the “Law Enforcement Assistance Act of 1965."
Assistance Act Sec. 2. For the purpose of improving the quality of State and local of 1965. law enforcement and correctional personnel, and personnel employed
State and local or preparing for employment in programs for the prevention or control personnel.
Training grants. of crime, the Attorney General is authorized to make grants to, or to contract with, any public or private nonprofit agency, organization or institution for the establishment (or, where established, the improvement or enlargement) of programs and facilities to provide professional training and related education to such personnel.
Sec. 3. For the purpose of improving the capabilities, techniques, State and local and practices of State and local agencies engaged in law enforcement, agencies. the administration of the criminal laws, the correction of offenders Grants for imor the prevention or control of crime, the Attornev General is author- provement projized to make grants to, or contract with, any public or private non- ects. profit agency, organization, or institution for projects designed to promote such purposes, including, but not limited to, projects designed to develop or demonstrate effective methods for increasing the security of person and property, controlling the incidence of lawlessness, and promoting respect for law.
Sec. 4. The Attorney General may arrange with and reimburse the Cooperation with heads of other Federal departments or agencies for the performance other Federal of any of his functions under this Act, and, as necessary or appropriate, agencies. delegate any of his powers under this Act with respect to any program or part thereof, and authorize the redelegation of such powers.
Sec. 5. (a) The Attorney General or his delegate shall require, Administration. wherever feasible, as a condition of approval of a grant under this Act, that the recipient contribute money, facilities, or services for carrying out the project for which such grant is sought. The amount of such contribution shall be determined by the Attorney General or his delegate.
(b) The Attorney General is authorized to prescribe regulations establishing criteria pursuant to which grants may be reduced for such programs, facilities, or projects as have received assistance under section 2 or 3 for a period prescribed in such regulations.
(c) Payments under section 2 or section 3 may be made in installments, and in advance or by way of reimbursement, as may be deter- 79 STAT, 828. mined by the Attorney General or his delegate, and shall be made on 79 STAT. 829. such conditions as he finds necessary to carry out the purpose of section 2 or section 3, as the case may be.
(d) Payments under section 2 may include such sums for stipends Stipends and aland allowances (including travel and subsistence expenses) for train- lowances for ees as are found necessary by the Attorney General or his delegate. trainees.
Sec. 6. (a) The Attorney General is authorized to make studies Studies. with respect to matters relating to law enforcement organization, techniques and practices, or the prevention or control of crime, including the effectiveness of projects or programs carried out under this Act, and to cooperate with and render technical assistance to State, local or other public or private agencies, organizations, and institutions in such matters.
79 STAT. 829
(b) The Attorney General is authorized to collect, evaluate, publish, and disseminate information and materials relating to studies conducted under this Act, and other matters relating to law enforcement organization, techniques and practices, or the prevention or control of crime, for the benefit of the general public or of agencies and personnel engaged in programs concerning these subjects, as may be
Sec. 7. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision or control over the organization, administration or personnel of any State or local police force
or other law enforcement agency. Advisory com- Sec. 8. (a)(1) The Attorney General is authorized to appoint such mittees,
technical or other advisory committees to advise him in connection
with the administration of this Act as he deems necessary. Compensation. (2) Members of any such committee not otherwise in the employ
of the United States, while attending meetings of their committee, shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate to be fixed by the Attorney General, but not exceeding $50 per diem, including traveltime, and while away from their homes or regular places of business
they may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 60 Stat. 808; subsistence, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 73b-2) for persons in the 75 Stat. 339, 340. Government service employed intermittently. "State."
(b) As used in this Act, the term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
Sec. 9. The Attorney General shall carry out the programs provided for in this Act during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966, and
the two succeeding fiscal years. Appropriation. Sec. 10. For the purpose of carrying out this Act, there is hereby
authorized to be appropriated the sum of $10,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1966; and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967, and the fiscal year ending June 30, 1968, such sums as the Congress
may hereafter authorize. Report to Presi- Sec. 11. On or before April 1, 1966, and each year thereafter, the dent and Con- Attorney General shall report to the President and to the Congress on gress.
his activities pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
Approved September 22, 1965.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
HOUSE REPORT No. 695 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
Aug. 2: Considered and passed House.
89th Congress, H. R. 6294
79 STAT. 890
To authorize Secret Service agents to make arrests without warrant for offenses committed in their presence, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That title 18, United U. S. Secret States Code, section 3056, is amended as follows
(1) By inserting the following sentence immediately preceding the Power extension. last sentence thereof: "In the performance of their duties under this 65 Stat. 122. section, the Chief, Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, inspectors, and agents of the Secret Service are authorized to make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony."; and
(2) By striking out "508 and 509" and inserting in lieu thereof "508, 509, and 871".
Approved September 29, 1965.
HOUSE REPORT No. 256 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
May 3: Considered and passed House.
89th Congress, s. 1715
October 20, 1965
79 STAT. 1011
To extend the penalty for assault on a police officer in the District of Columbia
to assaults on employees of penal and correctional institutions and places of confinement of juveniles of the District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (a) D. C. correcof section 132 of the Revised Statutes relating to the District of Colum- tional officers. bia (D.C. Code, sec. 22-505) is amended by inserting after “District Assault penalty. of Columbia” the following:“, or any officer or employee of any penal 67 Stat. 95. or correctional institution of the District of Columbia, or any officer or employee of the government of the District of Columbia charged with the supervision of juveniles being confined pursuant to law in any facility of the District of Columbia, whether such institution or facility is located within the District of Columbia or elsewhere,”.
Approved October 20, 1965.
HOUSE REPORT No. 1130 (Comm. on the District of Columbia).
Aug. 25: Considered and passed Senate.
89th Congress, s. 1320
November 8, 1965
To amend certain criminal laws applicable to the District of Columbia, and for
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 848 of District of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia. Columbia”, approved March 3, 1901, as amended (D.C. Code, sec. Criminal laws. 22–403), is further amended to read as follows:
50 Stat. 629. “Sec. 848. Whoever maliciously injures or breaks or destroys, or Destruction of attempts to injure or break or destroy, by fire or otherwise, any public property. or private property, whether real or personal, not his own, of the value of $200 or more, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years, or both, and if the value of the property be less than $200 shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.”
SEC. 2. The first section of the Act entitled “An Act for the preservation of the public peace and the protection of property in the Dis
79 STAT. 1307.
79 STAT. 1308. trict of Columbia”, approved July 29, 1892, as amended (D.C. Code, sec. 22–3112), is further amended by striking out "destroy, injure, dis- 34 Stat. 126. figure, cut, chip, break," and inserting in lieu thereof "disfigure, cut, chip,”.
SEC. 3. Section 812 of the Act entitled “An Act to establish a code Kidnaping. of law for the District of Columbia”, approved March 3, 1901, as amended (D.C. Code, sec. 22–2101), is further amended by striking 47 Stat. 858. out “for ransom or reward”, and inserting in lieu thereof "for ransom or reward or otherwise, except, in the case of a minor, by a parent thereof,”.
Sec. 4. Section 9 of the Act entitled “An Act to enjoin and abate Immunity houses of lewdness, assignation, and prostitution; to declare the same privileges. to be nuisances; to enjoin the person or persons who conduct or maintain the same and the owner or agent of any building used for such purpose; and to assess a tax against the person maintaining such nuisance and against the building and owner
thereof”, approved February 7, 1914, as amended (D.C. Code, sec. 22–2721), is further amended to 38 Stat. 282. read as follows:
“Sec. 9. In any prosecution for violation of this Act or so much of the first section of the Act entitled 'An Act to confer concurrent jurisdiction on the police court of the District of Columbia in certain cases, approved July 16, 1912 (37 Stat. 192; D.C. Code, sec. 22-2722), 77 Stat. 617. as relates to the keeping of a bawdy or disorderly house, the court, upon application of the United States attorney made after such attorney has given notice thereof to the Corporation Counsel of the District of Columbia, may order any witness to testify or to produce evidence, or both. Upon such order of the court, such witness shall not be excused from testifying or from producing evidence on the ground that the testimony or evidence required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture. But no such witness shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any act, transaction, matter or thing concerning which he has been ordered to testify or to produce evidence after having claimed the privilege against self-incrimination, nor shall testimony or other evidence ordered to be given or produced under the provisions of this section be used as evidence in any criminal proceeding against him in any court. No witness shall be exempt under this section from prosecution for perjury or contempt committed in connection with giving testimony or producing evidence under order of the court as provided in this section."