Text: H.R.2541 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/27/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2541

To allow certain off-duty law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm to protect children in a school zone.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 27, 2013

Mrs. Hartzler (for herself, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Cole, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Mulvaney, Mrs. Noem, Mr. King of Iowa, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Long, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Carter, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Radel, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Benishek, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Meadows, and Mr. Smith of Missouri) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To allow certain off-duty law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm to protect children in a school zone.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Police Officers Protecting Children Act”.

SEC. 2. Certain off-duty law enforcement officers and retired law enforcement officers allowed to carry a concealed firearm, and discharge a firearm, in a school zone.

Section 922(q) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(B)—

(A) by striking “or” at the end of clause (vi); and

(B) by redesignating clause (vii) as clause (ix) and inserting after clause (vi) the following:

“(vii) by an off-duty law enforcement officer who is a qualified law enforcement officer (as defined in section 926B) and is authorized under such section to carry a concealed firearm, if the firearm is concealed;

“(viii) by a qualified retired law enforcement officer (as defined in section 926C) who is authorized under such section to carry a concealed firearm, if the firearm is concealed; or”; and

(2) in paragraph (3)(B)—

(A) by striking “or” at the end of clause (iii);

(B) by striking the period at the end of clause (iv) and inserting a semicolon; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(v) by an off-duty law enforcement officer who is a qualified law enforcement officer (as defined in section 926B) and is authorized under such section to carry a concealed firearm; or

“(vi) by a qualified retired law enforcement officer (as defined in section 926C) who is authorized under such section to carry a concealed firearm.”.