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115th US Congress Update April 2017

NEW BILLS of INTEREST
 
HR 1886 National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017
This bill would establish a National Criminal Justice Commission
Intro: 4/4/2017 Rep. Deutch (FL-22) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1892 Honoring Hometown Heroes Act
This bill would require flag flown half-staff for first responder line-of-duty death
Intro: 4/4/2017 Rep. Larson (CT-1) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9)
Republicans: none
 
HR 2073 Amend section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
This bill prohibit ICE officers from displaying POLICE on attire
Intro: 4/6/2017 Rep. Velazquez (NY-7) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 2228 LEO Mental Health & Wellness Act
This bill would attempt to provide programs to protect the mental health and wellbeing of America’s law enforcement officers.
Intro: 4/28/2017 Rep. Brooks (IN-5) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Collins (GA-9)
 
S 814 Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2017
This bill would require officer sensitivity training and independent investigation of deadly force use.
Intro: 4/4/2017 Rep. Duckworth (IL) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
New Firearm Bills
 
House
 
1976    Protect second amendment
2033    Undetectable Firearm Regulation
2089    Regulate sale of Five-seveN firearm
2098    Eliminate Executive branch from regulating firearms
 
Senate
 
None
 
 
BILL UPDATES (Changes in Red)
 
Labor
 
HR 509 ATF Elimination Act
This bill would disband the ATF
Intro: 1/12/2017 Rep. Sensenbrenner (WI-5) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 545 National Right to Work Act
This bill would create a national Right to Work law
Intro: 3/7/2017 Sen. Paul (KY) Status: Health Ed & Labor
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Sponsor Paul, Cochran (MS), Cotton (AR), Perdue (GA), Scott (SC), Tillis (NC), Wicker (MS), Graham (SC), Boozman (AR)
 
S 573 National Criminal Justice Commission
This bill would establish the National Criminal Justice Commission.
Intro: 3/8/2017 Sen. Peters (MI) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Graham (SC), Cochran (MS), Capito (WV), Warner (VA), Kaine (VA)
 
S 585 Whistleblower Protection
This bill would provide whistleblower protection for Federal employees
Intro: 3/8/2017 Sen. Johnson (WI) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
Work Conditions
 
HR 47 Kalief’s Law
This bill would require officer training on handling of youth (<21) and other issues
Intro: 1/3/2017 Rep. Lee (TX-18) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 158 Corey Jones Act
This bill would prohibit vehicle stops by plainclothes officers
Intro: 1/3/2017 Rep. Hastings (FL-20) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 514 HELD Act
This bill would prohibit state or local restrictions on law enforcement immigration enforcement.
Intro: 1/13/2017 Rep. Calvert (CA-42) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 1039 Probation Officer Protection Act (S367)
This bill would give probation officers power of arrest
Intro: 2/14/2017 Rep. Reichert (WA-8) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 1213 “Laquan McDonald” Camera Act
This bill would require agency policy for camera use
Intro: 2/21/2017 Rep. Rush (Il-1) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 367 Probation Officer Protection Act (H1039)
This bill would give probation officers power of arrest
Intro: 2/14/2017 Sen. Hatch (UT) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: Tillis (NC)
 
S 411 ERRPA (Eliminate Religious Racial Profiling Act)
This bill would prohibit racial and religious profiling
Intro: 2/16/2017 Sen. Cardin (MD) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Kaine (VA)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1446 No State Resources for Immigration Enforcement
This bill would prohibit State and local officers and employees from performing immigration officer functions.
Intro: 3/9/2017 Rep. Velazquez (NY-7) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 1498 End Racial Profiling
This bill would prohibit racial profiling
Intro: 3/10/2017 Rep. Conyers (MI-13) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Beyer (VA-8), Bishop (GA-2), Cohen (TN-9), Johnson (GA-4), Lewis (GA-5), Richmond (LA-2), Scott (VA-3), Sewell (AL-7), Thompson (MS-2)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1556 Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement
This bill would make certain limitations on the transfer of personal property to Federal and State agencies.
Intro: 3/16/2017 Rep. Johnson (GA-4) Status: Armed Services
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor Johnson, Scott (VA-3), Cohen (TN-9)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1607 National Criminal Justice Commission
This bill would establish the National Criminal Justice Commission.
Intro: 3/17/2017 Rep. Deutch (FL-22) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
S 748 Anti-profiling bill
This bill would protect citizens from unlawful profiling, arrest and detention
Intro: 3/28/2017 Sen. Menendez (NJ) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
 
Benefits
 
HR 99 Honor Fallen TSA
This bill would provide officer federal death benefits to TSA
Intro: 1/3/2017 Rep. Brownley (CA-26) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Thompson (MS-2)
Republicans: none
 
HR 139 Protecting Employees from Municipal Bankruptcies
This bill would protect municipal employee’s retirement benefits from employer bankruptcy
Intro: 1/3/2017 Rep. Conyers (MI-13) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cohen (TN-9), Johnson (GA-4)
Republicans: none
 
HR 320 Delay Mandatory Retirement US Capitol Police
This bill would give US Capitol Police the option to delay retirement.
Intro: 1/5/2017 Rep. Capuano (MA-7) Status: Oversight & Government Reform
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 964 Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act
This bill would bring enforcement officers from several federal agencies under Law Enforcement Retirement 
Intro: 2/7/2017 Rep. King (NY-2) Status: Government Reform
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Connolly (VA-11)
Republicans: none
 
HR 1124 State/Local Pensions Accountability and Security Act
This bill would prevent the Federal government from bailing out any insolvent state/local retirement program
Intro: 2/16/2017 Rep. Babin (TX-36) Status: Education & Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
HR 1620 Grandparent-Grandchild Medical Leave Act
This bill would Amend the FMLA to include Grandparent/children.
Intro: 3/17/2017 Rep. Ruiz (CA-36) Status: Education & Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
S 597 Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act
This bill would increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers
Intro: 3/9/2017 Sen. Casey (PA) Status: Health Ed & Labor
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: none
Republicans: none
 
 
Firearms
 
House Bills:
38        Concealed Carry Reciprocity
163      Prevent manufacturer liability
256      Protect military family 2nd amendment
358      Clarify interstate transportation of firearms
810      Stop Illegal Firearm Trafficking         
1137    Protection of Collectable Firearms
1181    Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection
1278    Firearm kits as firearms
1475    Gun Trafficking Prevention Act
1478    Gun Violence Research “Prevention” Act
1612    Gun Show Loophole Closure
1708    Require Gun Purchase Liability Insurance
1746    Prohibit Firearms from Airports
 
Senate Bills:
162      Restore DC gun rights
394      Protection of Military Family 2nd Amendment Rights
446      Concealed Carry Reciprocity
533      Undetectable Firearms Act
618      Lawful Interstate Firearm/Ammo Transfer
 
 
 
To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.

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