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Trump Signs 17 Bills Into Law

Posted @ Tuesday, January 16, 2018    By Zach Israel
Posted in [ Clients Only, Recently in Washington ] | 0 Comments

During the week of Jan. 8, President Trump signed 17 bills into law, including:

• Public Law 115-112, the "International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act," which requires U.S. Customs and Border Protection to increase the number of chemical screening devices used to interdict fentanyl and other narcotics illegally imported into the United States; and
• Public Law 115-113, the "Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017," which requires the Justice Department to submit a report to Congress on mental health services and practices that could be adopted by Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies; and allows the use of grant funds under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to establish peer mentoring mental health and wellness pilot programs within State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

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