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Passed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2137

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Legislation Overview

Title: Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015

Subject: Appropriations: Executive agency funding and structure: Firearms and explosives: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Law enforcement officers: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015 (Sec. 4) This bill authorizes a federal law enforcement officer to carry a government-issued firearm during a covered furlough (i.e., a planned event during which an agency involuntarily furloughs employees due to downsizing, reduced funding, lack of work, or budget constraints including a lapse in appropriations).

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 114-180. (TXT | PDF)

Last Action Date: June 22, 2016

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2137/all-info


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6 sponsors: Doug Collins (R); Tulsi Gabbard (D); David Reichert (R); Bill Pascrell (D); Mike Bishop (R); Michael Fitzpatrick (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (6 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 22, 2016 Signed by President.
Senate Jun 22, 2016 Became Public Law No: 114-180. (TXT | PDF)
Senate Jun 17, 2016 Presented to President.
Senate Jun 10, 2016 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Senate Jun 10, 2016 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3811-3812)
Senate May 11, 2016 Received in the Senate, read twice.
House May 10, 2016 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
House May 10, 2016 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2186-2189)
House May 10, 2016 Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 114-543.
House May 10, 2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 419.
House May 10, 2016 Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
House May 10, 2016 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2137.
House May 10, 2016 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2186-2187)
House Apr 27, 2016 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
House Apr 27, 2016 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Apr 22, 2016 Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Discharged.
House May 15, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Apr 30, 2015 Introduced in House
House Apr 30, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Enrolled Jun 14 2016 federal link bill text
Engrossed May 12 2016 federal link bill text
Introduced May 11 2016 federal link bill text
Introduced May 9 2015 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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