Summary: H.R.5642 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5642. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/06/2016)

Counterterrorism Enhancement Act of 2016

This bill authorizes additional FY2017 appropriations to the Department of Justice for:

  • the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for personnel, training, and equipment to counter terrorism;
  • the Bureau of Justice Programs, for a Violence Against Law Enforcement Officer Resilience and Survivability (i.e., VALOR) initiative;
  • the Civil Rights Division; and
  • the Community Relations Service.

Additionally, this bill amends the federal criminal code to revise the prohibition on transferring a firearm knowing that the firearm will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime. Specifically, it broadens the scope of the prohibition to bar the transfer or receipt of a firearm knowing or reasonably believing that the firearm will be used to commit a crime of violence, a drug trafficking crime, or a federal crime of terrorism. It increases from 10 to 15 years the maximum prison term for a violator.