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H.R. 115: Thin Blue Line Act

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 ... Continue reading »

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Overview

Introduced:

Jan 3, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 18, 2017

This bill passed in the House on May 18, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Vern Buchanan

Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: May 22, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Prognosis:

21% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 3, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 11, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

May 16, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 18, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

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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