H.R. 6685 (112th): PLEA Act


Dec 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Eliot Engel

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

To protect the Nation's law enforcement officers by banning the Five-seveN Pistol and 5.7 x 28mm SS190, SS192, SS195LF, SS196, and SS197 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.

Summary (CRS)

Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act or the PLEA Act - Amends the federal criminal code to:(1) expand the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" to include a projectile that may be ... Read more >

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Dec 19, 2012

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Related Bills

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H.R. 6030 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 30, 2010

H.R. 538 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 2013

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