H.R.5642 - Counterterrorism Enhancement Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] (Introduced 07/06/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/15/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5642 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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.