S.1562 - State and Local Law Enforcement Hatch Act Reform Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lugar, Richard G. [R-IN] (Introduced 09/15/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/15/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1562 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/15/2011)
State and Local Law Enforcement Hatch Act Reform Act of 2011 - Amends the Hatch Act to: (1) allow state and local law enforcement officers to be candidates for the office of sheriff; and (2) allow sheriffs to engage in campaign activities by attending or speaking at political campaign rallies or events, holding or sponsoring political fundraisers, or appearing on political advertisements.
Establishes a limitation period of six months after the later of the date of the alleged violation or the date of enactment of this Act for presenting charges against a law enforcement officer for Hatch Act violations.