A bill to ensure America's law enforcement officers have access to lifesaving equipment needed to defend themselves and civilians from attacks by terrorists and violent criminals.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Patrick “Pat” Toomey
Sponsor. Senator for Pennsylvania. Republican.
Last Updated: May 16, 2019
Length: 3 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on May 16, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)
Mar 16, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2694 (114th).
May 10, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1087 (115th).
May 16, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 12, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1597 (117th).
S. 1537 (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. 1537. 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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