Text: S.2694 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/16/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2694


To ensure America's law enforcement officers have access to lifesaving equipment needed to defend themselves and civilians from attacks by terrorists and violent criminals.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 16, 2016

Mr. Toomey (for himself, Mr. Inhofe, Ms. Ayotte, and Mr. Blunt) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To ensure America's law enforcement officers have access to lifesaving equipment needed to defend themselves and civilians from attacks by terrorists and violent criminals.

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 “Lifesaving Gear for Police Act”.

SEC. 2. State and local law enforcement access to lifesaving Federal equipment.

(a) Unenforceability of certain regulations unless enacted into law.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—No regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendations issued on or after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of property of the Federal Government, including excess property of the Department of Defense, to State and local agencies for law enforcement activities (whether pursuant to section 2576a of title 10, United States Code, or any other provision of law, or as a condition on the use of Federal funds) shall have any force or effect after the date of the enactment of this Act unless enacted into law by Congress.

(2) PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS TO ENFORCE REGULATIONS.—No agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may use any Federal funds, fees, or resources to implement or carry out a regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendation issued as described in subsection (a) that is not enacted into law by Congress.

(b) Return or reissue of equipment recalled or seized pursuant to regulations.—Any property recalled or seized on or after May 15, 2015, pursuant to a regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendation issued as described in subsection (a) shall be returned, replaced, or re-issued to the agency from which recalled or seized, at no cost to such agency, as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act.