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.
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
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 17, 2018
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 16, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Comstock On The Protect and Serve Act Passage”
— Rep. Barbara Comstock [R-VA10, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2018
May 8, 2018
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 9, 2018
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
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.
Feb 22, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1325.
H.R. 5698 (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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