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S. 2794: 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. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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

May 7, 2018

Status:

Introduced on May 7, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 7, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

48% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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.

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

Pending
 
Passed House

Pending
 
Signed by the President

S. 2794 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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