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115th US Congress Update January 2017

 
The 115th Congress convened January 3, 2017
 
 
NEW BILLS of INTEREST
 
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 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 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 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 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
 
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
 
 
New Firearm Bills
 
House
38        Concealed Carry Reciprocity
163      Prevent manufacturer liability
256      Protect military family 2nd amendment
358      Clarify interstate transportation of firearms
 
Senate
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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