H.R. 3132 (99th): Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 1985

Jul 31, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 99-408.
Mario Biaggi
Representative for New York's 19th congressional district
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Last Updated
Aug 28, 1986
Related Bills
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Last Action: Jan 03, 1985


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 28, 1986.

Introduced Jul 31, 1985
Referred to Committee Jul 31, 1985
Reported by Committee Sep 10, 1985
Passed House Dec 17, 1985
Passed Senate with Changes Mar 06, 1986
Signed by the President Aug 28, 1986
Full Title

A bill to amend chapter 44, of title 18, United States Code, to regulate the manufacture, importation, and sale of armor piercing ammunition, and for other purposes.


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113 cosponsors (93D, 20R) (show)

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3/6/1986--Passed Senate amended.
(Measure passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 104, roll call #28 (97-1)) Amends the Federal criminal code to define "armor-piercing ammunition as projectiles constructed from specified material which may be used in handguns.
Excludes from the definition:
(1) shotgun shot required by Federal or State regulations for hunting;
(2) frangible projectiles for target shooting; or
(3) projectiles that the Secretary of the Treasury determines are primarily intended for sporting purposes or industrial use.
Makes it unlawful for any person to manufacture or import armor-piercing ammunition.
Allows for:
(1) the manufacture or importation of armor-piercing ammunition for the use of the United States or any State or local government;
(2) the manufacture for the sole purpose of exportation; and
(3) the manufacture or importation for testing or experimentation authorized by the Secretary. Allows for the sale and delivery of armor-piercing ammunition for these purposes.
Establishes a licensing fee of $1,000 per year for manufacturers and importers of armor-piercing ammunition.
Authorizes the Secretary to revoke any license issued to a dealer if such dealer willfully transfers armor-piercing ammunition.
Requires licensed importers and manufacturers to specially mark all armor-piercing projectiles and packages.
Imposes an additional mandatory sentence of not less than five years for any person who uses or carries a firearm and is in possession of armor-piercing ammunition during the commission of a crime of violence.
Provides that such sentence shall not be suspended or probation or parole be granted.

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