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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1039


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 22, 2017

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 AN ACT


 
    To amend section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, to grant 
   probation officers authority to arrest hostile third parties who 
 obstruct or impede a probation officer in the performance of official 
                                duties.

    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 ``Probation Officer Protection Act of 
2017''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORITY OF PROBATION OFFICERS.

    (a) In General.--Section 3606 of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in the heading, by striking ``and return of a 
        probationer'' and by inserting ``authority of probation 
        officers'';
            (2) by striking ``If there'' and inserting ``(a) If 
        there''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) A probation officer, while in the performance of his or her 
official duties, may arrest a person without a warrant if there is 
probable cause to believe that the person has forcibly assaulted, 
resisted, opposed, impeded, intimidated, or interfered with the 
probation officer, or a fellow probation officer, in violation of 
section 111. The arrest authority described in this subsection shall be 
exercised under such rules and regulations as the Director of the 
Administrative Office of the United States Courts shall prescribe.''.
    (b) Table of Sections.--The table of sections for subchapter A of 
chapter 229 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking the 
item relating to section 3606 and inserting the following:

``3606. Arrest authority of probation officers.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives May 19, 2017.

            Attest:

                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,

                                                                 Clerk.