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115th US Congress Update February 2017

NEW BILLS of INTEREST
 
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: 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 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 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
 
 
New Firearm Bills
 
House
 
810      Stop Illegal Firearm Trafficking         
1137    Protection of Collectable Firearms
1181    Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection
 
Senate
 
394      Protection of Military Family 2nd Amendment Rights
446      Concealed Carry Reciprocity
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Firearms
 
House Bills:
38        Concealed Carry Reciprocity
163      Prevent manufacturer liability
256      Protect military family 2nd amendment
358      Clarify interstate transportation of firearms
 
Senate Bills:
162      Restore DC gun rights
 
 
 
To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.

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