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H.R. 1574: 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)

Introduced on Mar 6, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 6, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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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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