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S. 1231 (116th): A bill to reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.

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The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Sponsor and status

Patrick Leahy

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Vermont. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 14, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Apr 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 2379: To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 23, 2019. (compare text)

19 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 9 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senate Tonite Passes Permanent Renewal Of Leahy-Led Bulletproof Vests Pgm For Police; Senate Also Names Pgm For Leahy, Its Longtime Champion
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Sponsor) on May 14, 2019

Judiciary Committee Advances Bills to Support First Responders
    — Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC] (Co-sponsor) on May 9, 2019

Gardner Attends National Police Week Colorado Memorial Event
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO, 2015-2020] (Co-sponsor) on May 14, 2019

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Apr 30, 2019

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May 2, 2019
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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May 9, 2019
Ordered Reported

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May 14, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

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S. 1231 (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 S. 1231. 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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