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H.R. 125 (107th): Help Equip Local Police Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 3, 2001 (Introduced).


HR 125 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 125

To amend title 10, United States Code, to temporarily expand the Department of Defense program by which State and local law enforcement agencies may procure certain law enforcement equipment through the Department.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2001

Mr. LUTHER (for himself and Mr. NORWOOD) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to temporarily expand the Department of Defense program by which State and local law enforcement agencies may procure certain law enforcement equipment through the Department.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Help Equip Local Police Act’.

SEC. 2. PROCUREMENT BY STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT THROUGH DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

    Section 381 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and

      (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection:

    ‘(d) TEMPORARY PROCUREMENT OF OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT EQUIPMENT- (1) The Secretary of Defense shall expand the procedures established under subsection (a) for the purchase of law enforcement equipment suitable for counter-drug activities to include law enforcement equipment that is not suitable or intended for counter-drug activities. The catalog maintained under subsection (c) shall be expanded to include law enforcement equipment authorized for procurement under this subsection.

    ‘(2) Law enforcement equipment authorized for procurement under this subsection by State and local governments may not include any equipment that the Department of Defense does not procure for its own purposes.

    ‘(3) The expanded procurement authority provided under this subsection shall expire at the end of the two-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this subsection, except that the Secretary may continue to process after the expiration date any request received under this subsection before that date.’.