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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1162

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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

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1162/all-info


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2 sponsors: Pat Toomey (R); Roy Blunt (R);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 30, 2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced May 13 2015 federal link bill text
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