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H.R. 3139 (114th): SEMPER FI Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 21, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 3139


July 21, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Perry, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Knight, Mr. Joyce, Mr. Rouzer, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Hill, Mrs. Miller of Michigan, Mr. Sanford, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Jones, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Heck of Nevada, and Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


To improve security at Armed Forces recruitment centers.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Securing Military Personnel Response Firearm Initiative Act or SEMPER FI Act.


Improved security measures for protection of Armed Forces recruitment centers against terrorist attack


Service-Issue sidearms authorized for certain Members

The Secretary concerned shall authorize an eligible member of the Armed Forces assigned to duty at an Armed Forces recruitment center to carry a service-issue sidearm as a personal- or force-protection measure while on duty at the recruiting center notwithstanding any Federal, State, or local law or Department of Defense policy to the contrary.


Alternative or additional security measures

In lieu of authorizing eligible members of the Armed Forces to carry a service-issue sidearm under subsection (a) or in addition to authorizing such members to carry a service-issue sidearm under such subsection, the Secretary concerned may develop and implement additional security measures for Armed Forces recruitment centers under the jurisdiction of the Secretary concerned, including improved structural security measures.


Relation to posse comitatus act

This section shall not be interpreted to grant any member of the Armed Forces the authority to conduct civilian law enforcement functions within the territory of the United States.



In this section:


The terms Armed Forces and Secretary concerned have the meanings given those terms in section 101(a) of title 10, United States Code.


The term eligible member means a member of the Armed Forces who is an officer or noncommissioned officer.