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Public Law 114-155
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
  1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership 
         Grant Program through fiscal year 2020, and for other 
              purposes. <<NOTE: May 16, 2016 -  [S. 125]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act of 2015.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 3711 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant 
Program Reauthorization Act of 2015''.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR 
                    BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM.

    Section 1001(a)(23) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3793(a)(23)) is amended to read as 
follows:
    ``(23) There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out part Y, 
$25,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2020.''.
SEC. 3. EXPIRATION OF APPROPRIATED FUNDS.

    Section 2501 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ll) is amended by adding at the end 
the following:
    ``(h) Expiration of Appropriated Funds.--
            ``(1) Definition.--In this subsection, the term 
        `appropriated funds' means any amounts that are appropriated for 
        any of fiscal years 2016 through 2020 to carry out this part.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Expiration.--All appropriated 
        funds that are not obligated on or before December 31, 2022 
        shall be transferred to the General Fund of the Treasury not 
        later than January 31, 2023.''.
SEC. 4. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON 2-YEAR LIMITATION ON FUNDS.

    It is the sense of Congress that amounts made available to carry out 
part Y of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 
1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ll et seq.) should be made available through the end 
of the first fiscal year following the fiscal year for which the amounts 
are appropriated and should not be made available until expended.
SEC. 5. MATCHING FUNDS LIMITATION.

    Section 2501(f) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ll(f)) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (4); and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:

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            ``(3) Limitation on matching funds.--A State, unit of local 
        government, or Indian tribe may not use funding received under 
        any other Federal grant program to pay or defer the cost, in 
        whole or in part, of the matching requirement under paragraph 
        (1).''.
SEC. 6. APPLICATION OF BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT PROGRAM 
                    REQUIREMENTS TO ANY ARMOR VEST OR BODY ARMOR 
                    PURCHASED WITH FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS.

    Section 521 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets 
Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3766a) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(c)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a grantee that 
uses funds made available under this part to purchase an armor vest or 
body armor shall--
            ``(A) <<NOTE: Compliance.>>  comply with any requirements 
        established for the use of grants made under part Y;
            ``(B) have a written policy requiring uniformed patrol 
        officers to wear an armor vest or body armor; and
            ``(C) use the funds to purchase armor vests or body armor 
        that meet any performance standards established by the Director 
        of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

    ``(2) In this subsection, the terms `armor vest' and `body armor' 
have the meanings given such terms in section 2503.''.
SEC. 7. UNIQUELY FITTED ARMOR VESTS.

    Section 2501(c) of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796ll(c)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (2) in paragraph (3), by striking ``; or'' and inserting ``; 
        and'';
            (3) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and
            (4) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
            ``(4) provides armor vests to law enforcement officers that 
        are uniquely fitted for such officers, including vests uniquely 
        fitted to individual female law enforcement officers; or''.

    Approved May 16, 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 125:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 114-544 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 161 (2015):
                                    May 6, considered and passed Senate.
                                                        Vol. 162 (2016):
                                    May 10, considered and passed House.

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