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H.R. 1574 (116th): Closing the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act of 2019

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To amend title 18, United States Code, to make it a criminal offense for individuals to engage in sexual acts while acting under color of law or with individuals in their custody, to encourage States to adopt similar laws, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Mar 6, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


40 Cosponsors (34 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Rep Speiers Close the Law Enforcement Consent Loophole Act Passes the House
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Apr 4, 2019

Joyce Becomes First Republican in U.S. House of Representatives to Cosponsor Legislation to Close Dangerous Law Enforcement Consent Loophole
    — Rep. David Joyce [R-OH14] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 19, 2020

Bill Barring Federal Officers from Engaging in Sex Under Color of Law Included in VAWA
    — Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA14] (Sponsor) on Mar 8, 2019

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Mar 6, 2019

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H.R. 1574 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1574. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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