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114th US Congress Update June 2015

NEW BILLS of INTEREST
 
HR 2875 Law Enforcement Trust & Integrity Act
This bill would attempt to regulate local law enforcement from the federal level, to include diminished “due process” and creation of a “national task force on law enforcement.”
Intro: 6/24/2015 Rep. Conyers (MI-13) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Thompson (MS-2), Scott (VA-3), Bishop (GA-2), Richmond (LA-2), Johnson (GA-4), Cohen (TN-9), Butterfield (NC-1), Clyburn (SC-6), Lewis (GA-5)
Republicans: none
 
 
New Firearm Bills
 
House
 
2611    Collectable Firearm protection
2612    CDC research on gun violence
2613    Trigger safety act
2699    Undetectable firearm prohibition
2732    Handgun purchaser requirements
2871    Keep guns from criminals
2916    Close Firearm loophole
2917    Prohibit firearm purchase by dangerous persons
2939    Enforce existing gun laws
 
Senate
 
1473    CDC research on gun violence
1474    Trigger Safety act
1529    Crime gun trace act
 
 
BILL UPDATES (Changes in Red)
 
Labor
 
HR 612 Labor Union Free Choice
This bill would permit, not mandate, union membership
Intro: 1/28/2015 Rep. King (IA-4) Status: Education & Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Barr (KY-6), Blackburn (TN-7), Brat (VA-7), Brooks (AL-5),
Collins (GA-9), Comstock (VA-10), Crawford (AR-1), DesJariais (TN-4),
Duncan (SC-3), Duncan (TN-2), Fincher (TN-8), Fleischmann (TN-3), Foxx (NC-5), Goodlatte (VA-6), Graves (GA-14), Griffith (VA-9), Hudson (NC-8),
Loudermilk (GA-11), Massie (KY-4), McHenry (NC-10), Meadows (NC-11), Mulvaney (SC-5), Nunnelee (MS-1), Palmer (AL-6), Pittenger (NC-9), Roby (AL-2), Scott (GA-8), Westmoreland (GA-3), Wilson (SC-2), Womack (AR-3), Black (TN-6), Fleming (LA-4), Price (GA-6), Allen (GA-12), Forbes (VA-4), Hill (AR-2), Rouzer (NC-7), Hice (GA-10), Westerman (AR-4)
 
S 391 National Right to Work
This bill would enact a national right to work law.
Intro: 2/5/2015 Sen. Paul (KY) Status: Education, Labor & Pensions
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: McConnell (KY), Boozman (AR), Cochran (MS), Vitter (LA), Wicker (MS), Scott (SC), Graham (SC)
 
 
Working Conditions
 
HR 74 Funding for Required Custodial Interrogation Recording
This bill would require recording of all interrogations and provide funds for equipment
Intro: 1/6/2015 Rep. Lee (TX-8) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 139 Amend Title 10 DoD Surplus
This bill would set restrictions on Federal surplus equipment to local law enforcement
Intro: 1/6/2015 Rep. Jolly (FL-13) Status: Armed Services
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Byrne (AL-1)
 
HR 306 Deadly Force Transparency
This bill would require reporting of all uses of deadly force
Intro: 1/13/2015 Rep. Cohen (TN-9) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor Cohen, Johnson (GA-4)
Republicans: none
 
HR 472 Correction Officer Protection
This bill would permit use of pepper spray by Federal Prison employees
Intro: 1/22/2015 Rep. McKinley (WV-1) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 429 Grand Jury Reform Act
This bill would cause an officer use of deadly force to be reviewed by Judge
Intro: 1/21/2015 Rep. Johnson (GA-4) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor, Thompson (MS-2), Beyer (VA-8), Butterfield (NC-1),
Scott (GA-13), Lewis (GA-5), Connolly (VA-11), Cohen (TN-9)
Republicans: none
 
HR 814 Thin Blue Line Act
This bill would make the murder of law officer an aggravating factor in death penalty
Intro: 2/9/2015 Rep. Jolly (FL-13) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Mooney (WV-2)
 
HR 1065 Sensitivity Training Required
This bill would require sensitivity training of officers in states receiving JAG grants
Intro: 2/25/2015 Rep. Clay (MO-1) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 1102 Federal Penalty for Assault or Homicide by Law Officer
This bill wording has yet to be released.
Intro: 2/26/2015 Rep. Johnson (GA-4) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor, Thompson (MS-2)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1124 Law Enforcement Body Camera Grant Program
This bill would provide grants for body cameras and their use.
Intro: 2/26/2015 Rep. Green (TX-9) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 1148 Michael Davis Jr. in Honor State & Local Law Enforcement Act
This bill would revise the provisions of state and local enforcement in immigration enforcement. 
Intro: 2/27/2015 Rep. Gowdy (SC-4) Status: Reported out Favorable
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Sponsor, Goodlatte (VA-6), Collins (GA-9), Forbes (VA-4), Loudermilk (GA-11), Brooks (AL-5), Byrne (AL-1), Rogers (AL-3), Pittenger (NC-9),
Carter (GA-1), Duncan (SC-3), Graves (GA-14), Duncan (TN-2)
 
HR 1232 Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement
This bill would establish restrictions on supply of federal surplus to law enforcement
Intro: 3/4/2015 Rep. Johnson (GA-4) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor, Scott (VA-3), Scott (GA-13), Lewis (GA-5), Cohen (TN-9)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1300 First Responder Anthrax Preparedness
This bill would provide anthrax vaccinations for first responders
Intro: 3/4/2015 Rep. King (NY-2) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Byrne (AL-1), Wittman (VA-1), Westmoreland (GA-3), Aderholt (AL-4), Holding (NC-13), Carter (GA-1), Walker (NC-6), Boustany (LA-3), Goodlatte (VA-6), Graves (GA-14)
 
HR 1680 Grant to Purchase Body Cameras
This bill would establish grants for body camera purchase
Intro: 3/26/2015 Rep. Brown (FL-5) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9), Beyer (VA-8), Adams (NC-12)
Republicans: Walker (NC-6)
 
S 877 Grant to Purchase Body Cameras
This bill would establish grants for body camera purchase
Intro: 3/26/2015 Sen. Schatz (HI) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Paul (KY)
 
HR 1810 CADET Act
This bill is the “Collection and Analysis of Data to Educate and Train Law Enforcement Officers Act of 2015” to collect death in custody data.
Intro: 4/15/2015 Rep. Lee (TX-18) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1933 Eliminate Racial Profiling
This bill would prohibit racial profiling.
Intro: 4/22/2015 Rep. Conyers (MI-13) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Adams (NC-12), Beyer (VA-8), Bishop (GA-2), Butterfield (NC-1), Clyburn (SC-6), Cohen (TN-9), Johnson (GA-4), Lewis (GA-5), Richmond (LA-2), Scott (VA-3), Sewell (AL-7), Thompson (MS-2), Scott (GA-13)
Republicans: none
 
S 1056 Eliminate Racial Profiling
This bill would prohibit racial profiling.
Intro: 4/22/2015 Sen. Cardin (MD) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Kaine (VA)
Republicans: none
 
S 1119 National Criminal Justice Commission
This bill would establish a national criminal justice commission.
Intro: 4/28/2015 Sen. Peters (MI) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Warner (VA), Kaine (VA)
Republicans: Graham (SC), Cochran (MS)
 
HB 2302 Police Training and Review Act
This bill would set LEO training standards and require independent review and prosecution of deadly force by law enforcement officers (LEO).
Intro: 5/13/2015 Rep. Cohen (TN-9) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor, Thompson (MS-2), Johnson (GA-4), Butterfield (NC-1)
Republicans: none
 
HB 2326 Protecting Communities and Police
This bill would seek to modify use of federal surplus equipment
Intro: 5/14/2015 Rep. Clay (MO-1)) Status: Homeland security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HB 2330 National Criminal Justice Commission
This bill would create a national criminal justice oversight commission
Intro: 5/14/2015 Rep. Deutch (FL-21) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HB 2381 Racial Profile Prevention Act
This bill would provide incentive grants to prohibit racial profiling
Intro: 5/15/2015 Rep. Norton (DC) Status: Transportation
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 1245 Protecting Communities and Police
This bill would limit use of federal surplus equipment by local agencies
Intro: 5/7/2015 Sen. McCaskill (MO) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 1441 Stop Militarizing Police
This bill would limit use of federal surplus equipment by local agencies
Intro: 5/21/2015 Sen. Paul (KY) Status: Armed Services
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
Benefits
 
HR 95 Protection From Municipal Bankruptcies
This bill would provide protect of pensions from bankrupt cities
Intro: 1/22/2015 Rep. Conyers (MI-13) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9), Johnson (GA/4)
Republicans: none
 
HR 97 Protection From Municipal Bankruptcies
This bill would provide protect of pensions from bankrupt cities
Intro: 1/12/2015 Rep. Conyers (MI-13) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9), Johnson (GA/4)
Republicans: none
 
HR 228 Armor Vest Funds
This bill would extend federal funds for bullet resist vest through 2018
Intro: 1/8/2015 Rep. LoBiondo (NJ-2) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:  
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 378 Responsible Body Armor Possession
This bill would regulate who may possess body armor
Intro: 1/14/2015 Rep. Honda (CA-17) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 125 Body Armor Fund Extension
This bill would extend Federal fund for body armor and REQUIRE to be worn
Intro: 1/8/2015 Sen. Leahy (VT) Status: House Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats:
Republicans: Graham (SC)
 
S 380 Correction Officer Fairness Act
This bill would allow correction officers to penalty free early withdraw of retirement.
Intro: 2/5/2015 Sen. Toomey (PA) Status: Finance
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Capito (WV)
 
HR 2146 Penalty Free Withdraw at Age 50
This bill would allow for federal law enforcement officers to penalty free with draw from retirement at age 50 and extends exemption to other retirement plans.
Intro: 4/30/2015 Rep. Reichert (WA-8) Status: PASSED – Signed into law
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 916 Tax Free Death Benefit
This bill would provide for tax-free line of duty death benefit
Intro: 4/14/2015 Sen. Hatch (UT) Status: Finance
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 969 Public Safety Tax Fairness Act
This bill would allow for federal law enforcement officers to penalty free with draw from retirement at age 55.
Intro: 4/16/2015 Sen. Toomey (PA) Status: Finance
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HB 2350 Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
This bill would exempt death benefit income from Pell Grant consideration
Intro: 5/15/2015 Rep. Fitzpatrick (PA-8) Status: Education/Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Comstock (VA-10)
Republicans: none
 
S 1321 Line of Duty Death Benefits
This bill would provide line of duty death benefit for “climate-related” death
Intro: 5/13/2015 Sen. Coons (DE) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 1352 Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
This bill would increase Pell Grants for children of fallen officers
Intro: 5/14/2015 Sen. Casey (PA) Status: Health Education & Labor
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
Firearm Bills
House
46        Require security device when transfer ownership
86        Repeal firearm restriction on school property
131      Modify interstate transport firearm law
225      Require Consumer Product Safety Comm. to regulate firearms
226      Prevent firearm possession by violent persons
368      Prohibit private ownership transfer of firearms
376      Prohibit do-it-yourself firearm kits
377      Restrict homemade firearms
402      Interstate concealed carry reciprocity
752      Large capacity magazine prohibition
923      Concealed carry reciprocity
986      Concealed carry reciprocity
1076    Prohibit firearm transfer to terrorist
1114    Antique firearm redefined
1180    Prohibit further federal regulation of ammunition
1316    Veteran Heritage Firearm Act
1358    Armor Piercing Bullet Act
1365    Ammo and Firearm Protection Act
1413    Firearm Manufacture and Dealers Protection Act
1449    Tiahart Restriction Repeal
1454    Modern Officer Protection Act
1488    Gun Owner Bankruptcy Protection
H 1739            Firearm Act
H 1745 Assault Weapons Ban
H 1858 Crime Gun tracing Act
H 2019 Prohibit Ammo Reclassification
2116    Redefines domestic partner for restrictions
2246    Modifies interstate transfer rules
2259    Allows for possess by military spouse
2283    Prohibit on-line ammo sales
2380    Close gun show loophole
2546    Require liability insurance for gun owners
 
Senate
173      Redefine “antique” firearm
213      Require permanent bright color on toy firearms
225      Remove certain hunt/fish items from EPA toxic list (ammo)
407      Large capacity magazine prohibition
477      Firearm dealer/mfg protection act
498      Concealed carry reciprocity
551      Prohibit firearm transfer to terrorist
1315    Interstate transport of knife rules
1351    Modify interstate firearm sale rules
1385    Modify firearm transfer reporting
 
 
To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.

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