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S. 4602 (116th): Stop Blocking Hospitals Act

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About the bill

The legislation was inspired by a recent nearly-fatal incident in California.


In September, as two Los Angeles police officers were shot in Compton and rushed to a hospital, a group of protesters blocked the entrance while some shouted “We hope they die.”

These police officers did not appear to be engaging in any brutality at the time of their shooting, as video showed them sitting in their patrol car when a man walked up and began firing shots through the passenger side window. In other words, it doesn’t appear that protesters had any specific grievance against these two cops.

The arrested suspect has pleaded not guilty, and the two officers have both since been released from the hospital, even though one was shot in the head.

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Sponsor and status

John Kennedy

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Louisiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Sep 16, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 16, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)



Sep 16, 2020

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 4602 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4602. 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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