Tracked Legislation

Tracked Legislation

The IACP is tracking the following legislation from the 118th Congress that impacts law enforcement. For questions on supported legislation, please email legaffairs@theIACP.org

United States House of Representatives 

  • H.R. 354 (Bacon), “LEOSA Reform Act” (Judiciary) 

    • This bill broadens the authority for certain law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, the bill allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms and ammunition (including magazines) in school zones; in national parks; on state, local, or private property that is open to the public; and in certain federal facilities that are open to the public. Further, the bill permits states to reduce the frequency with which retired law enforcement officers must meet certain qualification standards. 

  • H.R. 355 (Bacon), “Back the Blue Act” (Judiciary) 

    • A bill to protect law enforcement officers, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 472 (Joyce), “Fighting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Act” (Judiciary) 

    • This bill requires the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the Department of Justice to report on one or more proposed programs to make treatment or preventative care available to public safety officers and public safety telecommunicators for job-related post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder. The report must also include draft legislative language related to each proposed program, as well as the estimated cost for administering each proposed program. 

  • H.R. 743 (Rutherford), “Protect and Serve Act” (Judiciary) 

    • This bill establishes a new criminal offense for knowingly assaulting a law enforcement officer and causing serious bodily injury (or attempting to do so) in circumstances that affect interstate commerce. It imposes criminal penalties—a prison term, a fine, or both—on a violator. 

  • H.R. 795 (Joyce), “Protecting First Responders from Secondary Exposures Act" (Judiciary) 

    • A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the use of grant amounts for providing training and resources for first responders on the use of containment devices to prevent secondary exposure to fentanyl and other potentially lethal substances, and purchasing such containment devices for use by first responders. 

  • H.R. 1294 (Garbarino), “9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act” (E&C) 

    • A bill to amend title XXXIII of the Public Health Service Act with respect to flexibility and funding for the World Trade Center Health Program. 

  • H.R. 1719 (Pascrell), “Honoring Our Fallen Heroes Act" (Judiciary) 

    • A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide public safety officer benefits for exposure-related cancers, and for other purposes.  

  • H.R. 957 (Spanberger), “Public Safety Retirees Healthcare Protection Act”  

    • This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase from $3,000 to $6,000 the amount excludible from the gross income of public safety officers for distributions from governmental retirement plans for health and long-term care insurance.

  • H.R. 304 (Stefanik), “SERVE Our Communities Act” (Judiciary) 
    • This bill authorizes the Bureau of Justice Assistance to make grants to states and local governments for mentoring, transitional services, and training to help offenders successfully reintegrate back into the community after incarceration. To be eligible for a grant, a state or local government must take steps to prevent repeat offenses by violent offenders and allow a state court or magistrate to consider the danger an individual poses to the community when determining bail or pretrial release conditions. 
  • H.R.1552 (LaTurner), “Kansas Indian Country Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 2023” 

    • A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require affirmative consent from the governing body of certain Indian Tribes for jurisdiction to be conferred on the State of Kansas over offenses committed on the reservations of such Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.

  • H.R. 1478 (Kelly), “Federal Firearm Licensee Act” 
    • A bill to modernize the business of selling firearms. 
  • H.R.1649 (Pappas), "EAGLE Act of 2023" 

    • A bill to direct the Attorney General to establish a grant program to provide for the qualified accreditation and re-certification of local law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 27 (Malliotakis), “Prosecutors Need to Prosecute Act” 

    • A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to direct district attorney and prosecutors offices to report to the Attorney General, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 82 (Graves), "Social Security Fairness Act"

    • A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

  • H.R. 1699 (Frost), "Office of Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2023"

    • A bill to establish the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 1693 (Aguilar), "REPORT Act of 2023"

    • A bill to provide for joint reports by relevant Federal agencies to Congress regarding incidents of terrorism, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 1758 (Luetkemeyer), "SIFT Act of 2023"

    • A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.

  • H.R. 2494 (Garbarino)

    • A bill to make the assault of a law enforcement officer a deportable offense, and for other purposes.

  • H.R. 2548 (Crenshaw)​​​​​

    • ​​​​​A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect and disseminate information on concussion and traumatic brain injury among public safety officers.

  • H.R. 2541 (Van Drew)

    • A bill to prioritize the hiring and training of veterans and retired law enforcement officers as school resource officers, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 2572 (Ross)

    • A bill to establish a Task Force on Women in Law Enforcement to study and develop national hiring standards for law enforcement officers, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 2595 (Hageman)

    • A bill to require State and local law enforcement agencies receiving fortified funds and property to report how such funds and property are used, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 2577 (Thompson)

    • A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Program, and for other purposes. 

  • H.R. 2601 (Laurel Lee)

    • A bill to require entities that contract with the National Human Trafficking Hotline to cooperate with State and local law enforcement agencies when receiving tips via the Hotline. 

  • H.R. 2582 (Biggs)

    • A bill to prohibit the use of forfeited funds made available to certain State or local law enforcement agencies pursuant to equitable sharing for certain purposes. 

  • H.R. 2592 (Garcia)

    • A bill to allow States and local educational agencies to use any remaining COVID-19 elementary and secondary school emergency relief funds for school security measures. 

  • H.R. 3184 (Gottheimer)

    • A bill to establish a grant program to provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.

  • H.R. 3148 (Joyce)

    • A bill to provide grants to State, local, territorial, and Tribal law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices and train personnel to use chemical screening devices in order to enhance law enforcement efficiency and protect law enforcement officers. 

  • H.R. 1525 (Walberg)

    • Raises the level of proof necessary for the federal government to seize property.

  • H.R. 4639 (Davidson)

    • A bill to amend section 2702 of title 18, United States Code, to prevent law enforcement and intelligence agencies from obtaining subscriber or customer records in exchange for anything of value, to address communications and records in the possession of intermediary internet service providers, and for other purposes.

  • H.R. 5264 (Tenney)

    • A bill to incentivize States to provide robust qualified immunity to law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

  • H.R. 6092 (Lieu)

    • A bill to regulate law enforcement use of facial recognition technology, and for other purposes. 

 

United States Senate 

  • S. 546 (Fischer), “Recruit & Retain Act” (Judiciary) 

    • A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize law enforcement agencies to use COPS grants for recruitment activities, and for other purposes. 

  • S. 569 (Gillibrand), “9/11 Responder and Survivor Health Funding Correction Act” (HELP) 

    • A bill to amend title XXXIII of the Public Health Service Act with respect to flexibility and funding for the World Trade Center Health Program. 

  • S. 645 (Grassley), “Fighting PTSD Act” (Judiciary) 

    • A bill to require the Attorney General to propose a program for making treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder available to public safety officers, and for other purposes. 

  • S. 894 (Cornyn), “Public Safety Officers Concussion and TBI Act” (HELP) 

    • A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect and disseminate information on concussion and traumatic brain injury among public safety officers. 

  • S. 411 (Grassley)/H.R. 1005 (Deutch), “EAGLES Act” (Judiciary) 

    • A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to reauthorize and expand the National Threat Assessment Center of the Department of Homeland Security. 

  • S. 868 (Cotton)/H.R. 1627 (Garcia), "Defending Our Defenders Act"

    • A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to make the murder of a Federal, State, or local law enforcement officer a crime punishable by life in prison or death. 

  • S. 896 (Lee), "SHIELD U Act"

    • A bill to authorize Counter-UAS activities on and off commercial service airport property, and for other purposes.

  • S. 1196 (Markey), "Removal of Qualified Immunity" (Judiciary)

    • A bill to amend the Revised Statutes to remove the defense of qualified immunity in the case of any action under section 1979, and for other purposes.

  • S. 1530 (Graham)

    • A bill to permit COPS grants to be used for the purpose of increasing the compensation and hiring of law enforcement officers, and for other purposes. 

  • S. 1507 (Brown)

    • A bill to provide grants to State, local, territorial, and Tribal law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices and train personnel to use chemical screening devices in order to enhance law enforcement efficiency and protect law enforcement officers. 

  • S. 2883 (Kaine)

    • A bill to require Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies to report information related to allegations of misconduct of law enforcement officers to the Attorney General, and for other purposes. 

  • S. 3214 (Murphy)

    • A bill to divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes, and for other purposes. 

  • S. 3223 (Warren)

    • A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent bulk sales of ammunition, promote recordkeeping and reporting about ammunition, end ammunition straw purchasing, and require a background check before the transfer of ammunition by certain Federal firearms licensees to non-licensees. 

 

 

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