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H.R. 2280 (97th): Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 1981

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A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct a study of handgun bullets manufactured in or imported into the United States, to determine which bullets have the capacity to penetrate bulletproof vests commonly used by law enforcement officers.

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Sponsor and status

Mar 4, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 4, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mario Biaggi

Representative for New York's 10th congressional district




Mar 4, 1981

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H.R. 2280 (97th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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