A bill to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, is missing in connection with the officer's official duties, or an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer is received, and for other purposes.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Maryland. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016
Length: 5 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 19, 2015
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 19, 2015.
27 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 9 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Cardin Bill Creating a National Blue Alert System Signed into Law by President Obama”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Sponsor) on May 19, 2015
“ICYMI: Reichert, Pascrell, Cardin, Graham Urge Swift Passage of National Blue Alert System”
— Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018] on Mar 25, 2015
“On the House Floor This Week - 5/11/15”
— Rep. John K. Delaney [D-MD6, 2013-2018] on May 11, 2015
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 1269: Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015
Introduced on Mar 4, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)
Mar 4, 2015
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Mar 26, 2015
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Apr 30, 2015
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
May 12, 2015
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
May 19, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 665 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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