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S. 1537: Lifesaving Gear for Police Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1537

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 16, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Rounds) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Lifesaving Gear for Police Act.

2.

State and local law enforcement access to lifesaving Federal equipment

(a)

Unenforceability of certain regulations unless enacted into law

(1)

In general

No regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendations issued on or after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of property of the Federal Government, including excess property of the Department of Defense, to State and local agencies for law enforcement activities (whether pursuant to section 2576a of title 10, United States Code, or any other provision of law, or as a condition on the use of Federal funds), shall have any force or effect after the date of the enactment of this Act unless enacted into law by Congress.

(2)

Prohibition on use of funds To enforce regulations

No agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may use any Federal funds, fees, or resources to implement or carry out a regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendation issued as described in subsection (a) that is not enacted into law by Congress.

(b)

Return or reissue of equipment recalled or seized pursuant to regulations

Any property recalled or seized on or after May 15, 2015, pursuant to a regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendation issued as described in subsection (a), shall be returned, replaced, or re-issued to the agency from which recalled or seized, at no cost to such agency, as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act.