S. 527 (109th): PLEA Act

Introduced:
Mar 03, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1136 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 07, 2005

Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 03, 2005
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1136 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 07, 2005

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 03, 2005
Referred to Committee Mar 03, 2005
 
Full Title

A bill to protect the Nation's law enforcement officers by banning the Five-seveN Pistol and 5.7 x 28mm SS190 and SS192 cartridges, testing handguns and ammunition for capability to penetrate body armor, and prohibiting the manufacture, importation, sale, or purchase of such handguns or ammunition by civilians.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
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3/3/2005--Introduced.
Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act or PLEA Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to expand the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" to include a projectile that: (1) may be used in a handgun; and (2) the Attorney General determines to be capable of penetrating body armor.
Directs the Attorney General to promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against Body Armor Exemplar (i.e., body armor that the Attorney General determines meets minimum standards for the protection of law enforcement officers), taking into account variations in performance related to the type of handgun used, the length of the barrel, the amount and kind of powder used to propel the projectile, and the projectile's design.
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, possession, or transfer of the Fabrique Nationale Herstall Five-SeveN Pistol, 5.7 x 28mm SS190 and SS192 cartridges, or any other handgun that uses armor piercing ammunition, except: (1) where manufactured and sold exclusively to U.S. military, law enforcement, or intelligence agencies; and (2) by a licensed manufacturer or contractor for the purpose of examining and testing to determine whether such prohibition applies.

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