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H.R. 2513: Police Officers Protecting Children Act

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About the bill

The Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act of 2004 allowed off-duty and retired cops to carry a gun in a school zone, even if a local or state law would otherwise ban it. However, there was no similar exemption enacted for federal law.

Under current federal law, the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 (and then revised slightly in 1997), no “unauthorized individual” is allowed to possess a gun on the grounds of a school zone. That permits on-duty cops, but not off-duty or retired cops.

What the bill does

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Sponsor and status

Vicky Hartzler

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced:

May 18, 2017

Status:

Introduced on May 18, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 18, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 18, 2017
 
Introduced

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Passed Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2513 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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