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H.R. 5698: Protect and Serve Act of 2018

About the bill

A bill that recently passed the House with large bipartisan support would change the way our country punishes anybody who kills or attempts to kill a law enforcement or police officer.

Context

128 law enforcement officers were killed in 2017. And 2018 is on pace to exceed 2017. While the trend during this century is down, both this year’s and last year’s numbers were higher than the modern low of 2013.

How might legislators try to bring these statistics down further?

What the bill does

The Protect and ...

Sponsor and status

John Rutherford

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

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Last Updated: May 17, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

May 8, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on May 16, 2018

This bill passed in the House on May 16, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

80% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 8, 2018
 
Introduced

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

May 9, 2018
 
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, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

May 11, 2018
 
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, 2018
 
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. 5698 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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