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 Grants covered federal law enforcement officers the same rights to carry a government-issued firearm during a covered furlough as they had before such furlough was in effect. Defines: (1) "covered federal law enforcement officer" to mean any agency employee who has the authority to make arrests or apprehensions for or prosecute violations of federal law and who, on the day before the applicable covered furlough begins, is authorized by the agency to carry a firearm in the course of official duties; and (2) "covered furlough" to mean a planned event by an agency during which employees are involuntarily furloughed due to downsizing, reduced funding, lack of work, or any budget situation other than a lapse in appropriations, and an event during which agency employees are involuntarily furloughed due to a lapse in appropriations.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: April 30, 2015
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2 sponsors: Pat Toomey (R); Roy Blunt (R);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 100)
|Senate||Apr 30, 2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||May 13 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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