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S. 2794 (115th): 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

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 7, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

May 7, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 7, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead:

H.R. 5698 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — May 16, 2018

History

May 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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

S. 2794 (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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