IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 27, 2016
Mr. Hatch (for himself and Mrs. Feinstein) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official duties.
This Act may be cited as the
Probation Officer Protection Act of 2016.
Authority of probation officers
Section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
in the heading, by striking
and return of a probationer and by inserting
authority of probation officers;
If there and inserting
(a) If there; and
by adding at the end the following:
A probation officer, while in the performance of his or her official duties, may arrest a person without a warrant if there is probable cause to believe that the person has forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, or interfered with the probation officer, or a fellow probation officer, in violation of section 111. The arrest authority described in this subsection shall be exercised under such rules and regulations as the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall prescribe.
Table of sections
The table of sections for subchapter A of chapter 229 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 3606 and inserting the following:
3606. Arrest authority of probation officers.