S. 665: Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act of 2015

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.



Mar 4, 2015
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.


Pub.L. 114-12


Benjamin Cardin

Junior Senator from Maryland



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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2016
Length: 5 pages


Mar 4, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015
Reported by Committee

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Apr 30, 2015
Passed Senate

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May 12, 2015
Passed House

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May 19, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

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