Title: Modernized Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 2015
Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement officers: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Modernized Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 2015 Amends the federal criminal code to expand the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" to include a projectile that may be used in a handgun and that is determined by the Attorney General to be capable of penetrating body armor. Requires the Attorney General to: (1) promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against the Body Armor Exemplar (body armor that the Attorney General determines meets minimum standards for the protection of law enforcement officers), taking into account variations in performance related to the type of handgun used, the length of the barrel, the amount and kind of powder used, and the projectile's design; and (2) assess and, as appropriate, modify the standards every three years or more frequently if warranted by technological advances.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: April 21, 2015
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21 sponsors: Jackie Speier (D); Karen Bass (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Corrine Brown (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); David Cicilline (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Sam Farr (D); Lois Frankel (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Michael Honda (D); Steve Israel (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Charles Rangel (D); Mark Takano (D); Kathy Castor (D); Eliot Engel (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Steve Cohen (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (21 of 435)
|House||Apr 21, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Mar 18, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Mar 18, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Mar 24 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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