To encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``National Blue Alert Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
In this Act: (1) Coordinator.--The term ``Coordinator'' means the Blue Alert Coordinator of the Department of Justice designated under section 4(a). (2) Blue alert.--The term ``Blue Alert'' means information relating to the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer in the line of duty sent through the network. (3) Blue alert plan.--The term ``Blue Alert plan'' means the plan of a State, unit of local government, or Federal agency participating in the network for the dissemination of information received as a Blue Alert. (4) Law enforcement officer.--The term ``law enforcement officer'' shall have the same meaning as in section 1204 of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b(6)). (5) Network.--The term ``network'' means the Blue Alert communications network established by the Attorney General under section 3. (6) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
SEC. 3. BLUE ALERT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.
The Attorney General shall establish a national...