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H.R. 1039 (115th): Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) to implement rules and regulations governing probation officers’ conduct while exercising that authority.

Although obstructing a probation officer in the performance of his or her official duties is illegal, when a probation officer encounters an uncooperative ...

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David Reichert

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Feb 14, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 19, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

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History

Feb 14, 2017
 
Introduced

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May 3, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 8, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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May 19, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1039 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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