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116th US Congress Update January 2019

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Governmental Affairs

 

116th US Congress Update

January 2019

 

 

NEW BILLS of INTEREST

 

HR 119 Attorney General to Collect Info on Law Enforcement Deadly Force 

This bill would require the Attorney general to collect and compile info on law enforcement use of deadly force.

Intro: 1/3/2019 Rep. Cohen (TN-9) Status: Judiciary 

Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 

Democrats: Sponsor Cohen, Connolly (VA-11), Johnson (GA-4)

Republicans: none

 

HR 125 Sensitivity Training and Independent Investigation of Deadly force

This bill would provide grants to states that require law enforcement officer sensitivity training and independent investigation and prosecution of use of deadly force by officers

Intro: 1/3/2019 Rep. Cohen (TN-9) Status: Judiciary

Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 

Democrats: Sponsor Cohen, Scott (VA-3), Thompson (MS-3), Johnson (GA-4), Scott (GA-13), McEachin (VA-4)

Republicans: none

 

HR 141 Repeal Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination

This bill would repeal the government pension offset and windfall elimination provision.

Intro: 1/3/2019 Rep. Davis (IL-13) Status: Ways and Means 

Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 

Democrats: Price (NC-4), Connolly (VA-11), Cohen (TN-9), Yarmuth (KY-3)

Republicans: Massie (KY-4), Graves (LA-6), Comer (KY-1), Rogers (KY-5), Abraham (LA-5), Higgins (LA-3), McKinley (WV-1)

 

HR 372 Provide Public Safety Death Benefits to TSA Employees

This bill would provide TSA employees the public safety officers death benefits 

Intro: 1/9/2019 Rep. Brownley (CA-26) Status: Judiciary

Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 

Democrats: Beyer (VA-8), Johnson (GA-4), McEachin (VA-4)

Republicans: none

 

HR 608 School Resource Officer Federal Training Guidelines

This bill would establish federal Training Guidelines for School Resource Officers 

Intro: 1/16/2019 Rep. Higgins (LA-3) Status: Education & Labor 

Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 

Democrats: none

Republicans: Sponsor Higgins 

 

HR 816 Death Benefits to Campus Police

This bill would provide federal death/disability benefits to campus police officers

Intro: 1/28/2019 Rep. King (NY-2) Status: Judiciary 

Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 

Democrats: Cohen (TN-9)

Republicans: none

 

 

New Firearm Bills

 

House:

8 Background Check for All Firearm Sales

33 Gun Trafficking Prohibition

38 Conceal Carry Reciprocity

155 Amen IRS Code to Remove Silencers from Firearm Definition

167 Prohibit Transfer of Firearm at Gun Show by Unlicensed Dealer

282 Sensible Reform to Firearm Regulations

569 Protect Stalking Victims from Firearm Violence

686 Regulation of Ammunition

687 National Handgun Registration & License

717 Restrict firearm sales to 21 Year Olds and Above

820 Background Checks for Gun Show Purchases

822 Require Liability Insurance to Purchase Firearm

869 Undetectable Firearms Act Revisions

930 Firearm Identity Markings and Stolen Reporting Required

 

Senate:

7 Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019

42 Background Check for All Firearm Sales

66 Regulate Assault Weapons

69 Conceal Carry Reciprocity

 

 

 

To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.

http://thomas.loc.gov/

 

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