H.R. 4880 (114th): Protecting Lives Using Surplus Equipment Act of 2016

To prohibit any regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy issued after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of excess property of the Federal Government to State and local agencies for law enforcement activities, and for other purposes.

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Mar 23, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 23, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Ratcliffe

Representative for Texas's 4th congressional district



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Mar 23, 2016

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H.R. 4880 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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