Savanna's Act This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to update the online data entry format for federal databases relevant to cases of missing and murdered Indians to include a new data field for users to input the victim's tribal enrollment information or affiliation. In addition, DOJ must: make standardized law enforcement and justice protocols that serve as guidelines for law enforcement agencies with respect to missing and murdered Indians, develop protocols to investigate those cases that are guided by the standardized protocols, meet certain requirements to consult with Indian tribes, and provide tribes and law enforcement agencies with training and technical assistance relating to the development and implementation of the law enforcement and justice protocols. Federal law enforcement agencies that investigate and prosecute crimes related to missing and murdered Indians must modify their law enforcement and justice protocols to comply with the standardized protocols.
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Senate Calendars: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 715.Tue, Dec 4th 2018
Senate Committee: Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-411.Tue, Dec 4th 2018
Senate Committee: Committee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.Wed, Nov 14th 2018
Senate Committee: Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.Wed, Oct 25th 2017
Senate Committee: Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 115-329.Wed, Oct 25th 2017
Senate IntroReferral: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6363-6365)Thu, Oct 5th 2017