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LEGISLATIVE NEWS AND ACTIVITY
W E E K O F 1 6 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9
National President Yoes represented the FOP at the Executive Board
meeting of the National Law Enforcement Museum.
National Fraternal Order of Police
National President Yoes participated in the National Police Week "after
National President Yoes metwith Tom Stamatakis, President of the Canadian Police Association and the current Chairman
of the International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA).
National President Patrick Yoes testified at the "Oversight Hearing On
Policing Practices" before the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Legislative Liaison Marks joined other law enforcement stakeholders to meet with staff in the offices of Senators John R. Thune (R-SD),
Martha Blackburn (R-TN), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Rick L. Scott (R-FL), Debra L. Fischer (R-NE), Ronald H. Johnson (R-WI), Tammy
Duckworth (D-IL) regarding S. 273, the “Kelsey Smith Act," which would mandate that telecommunications companies provide location
information in the incident of a 9-1-1 call or reasonable suspicion of risk of death or serious physical harm.
Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson and Legislative Liaison Scott Marks met with staff from the Office of Senators G. Douglas Jones
(D-AL) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) regarding draft legislation, the "Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information
Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings (ILLICIT CASH) Act," which would require the collection of beneficial ownership for the
purposes of combating money laundering and illiciit finance.
Legislative Liaison Marks met with staff in the office of Representative Elizabeth L. Cheney (R-WY) regarding H.R. 2513, the “Corporate
Transparency Act," which requires the reporting of crucial information to law enforcement in the ongoing effort to combat money
laundering and illicit finance.
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Senior Legislative Liaison Richardson participated in a conference call with other stakeholder groups regarding the upcoming House
floor vote on H.R. 1595, the “Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act.” The FOP opposes this legislation.
Senior Legislative Liaison Tim Richardson joined former U.S. Representative and King County, WA Sheriff David G. Reichert and Ed Chung
with the Center for American Progress on a panel at the National Criminal Justice Associations Advisory Council meeting to discuss
criminal justice reform.
Executive Director Pascospoke toTim Shea, Senior Counsel to Attorney General William P. Barr, regarding gang issues as
well as the relationships between police executives and bargaining units.
Executive Director Jim Pasco spoke to Jack A. Rauch, Deputy Associate Director with the White House Office of Public
Liaison, regarding pending Second Amendment issues.
Executive Director Pascospoke to Dean M. Kueter, Jr., currently assigned to the State and Local Law Enforcement
Coordination Section (SLEC-S) within the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice, regarding upcoming