H.R. 115: Thin Blue Line Act

Summary H.R. 115 amends the federal criminal code to include the killing or attempted killing of a local or state law enforcement officer or first responder as an aggravating factor in Federal death penalty determinations. The legislation would cover the killing of any law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder, including state and local officials, who are murdered on ... Continue reading »
(Source: Republican Policy Committee)

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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

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Apr 27, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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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 18, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

 
Passed Senate

 
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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