Sen. Dorgan to introduce law enforcement act
Sen. Byron Dorgan, the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said he will introduce a law enforcement bill next week.

Dorgan said the bill, which has been in development for several months, has nine co-sponsors. He described support for the legislation as "bipartisan."

The bill addresses a wide range of concerns that have been raised by tribes. It includes sections on funding, personnel, detention facilities, domestic violence and the Indian Civil Rights Act.

The draft discussion that was released in June did not address tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.

Dorgan's comments came at a hearing today on tribal implementation of the Adam Walsh Act. He said the bill could be introduced as early as Monday.

"We've traveled across the country, we've consulted with tribes," Dorgan said.

Relevant Documents:
Draft Discussion Bill | Concept Paper | Press Release

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