Text: H.R.2561 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/19/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2561


To amend title 18, United States Code, to permit uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency-issued firearms in certain Federal facilities, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 19, 2017

Mr. Hollingsworth (for himself and Mr. Reichert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to permit uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency-issued firearms in certain Federal facilities, and for other purposes.

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 “Protecting Officers of the Law In Civilian Establishments Act of 2017” or as the “POLICE Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Permitting uniformed law enforcement officers to carry agency-issued firearms.

Section 930 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (2), by striking “or” at the end;

(B) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(4) the lawful carrying of agency-issued firearms and other dangerous weapons in Facility Security Level I and II Federal civilian public access facilities by a uniformed officer, agent, or employee of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision thereof, who is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of any violation of law.”; and

(2) in subsection (g), by adding at the end the following:

“(4) The term ‘Facility Security Level’ means a security risk assessment level assigned to a Federal facility by the facility’s security agency in accordance with the biannually issued Interagency Security Committee Standard.

“(5) The term ‘civilian public access facility’ means a facility open to the general public.

“(6) The term ‘uniformed officer, agent, or employee’ means an officer, agent, or employee wearing a clearly identifiable agency standard-issued uniform with a clearly identifiable agency-issued identification badge.”.