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
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 18, 2017
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on May 18, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Passage of Spending Bill Ensures Largest Investment in American Military in 15 Years”
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R-MO4] (Sponsor) on Mar 22, 2018
“Congressman Norman Honors Law Enforcement Appreciation Day”
— Rep. Ralph Norman [R-SC5] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 9, 2018
Jun 27, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2541 (113th).
May 18, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 5, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1501.
H.R. 2513 (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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