About the bill
Shootings of police officers have been on the rise recently. Law enforcement fatalities caused by firearms increased 56 percent last year, to their highest level in the past five years. And so far this year, they’re up another 9 percent.
A new bill called the Thin Blue Line Act would enhance sentences for people convicted of fatally shooting (or attempting to fatally shoot) law enforcement officers.
Context and what the bill does
In death penalty cases, so-called “aggravating factors” are elements of the case that would merit a more ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
Length: 3 pages
H.R. 115 is 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.
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GovTrack.us. (2018). H.R. 115 — 115th Congress: Thin Blue Line Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr115
“H.R. 115 — 115th Congress: Thin Blue Line Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. August 16, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr115>
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