Text: H.R.426 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 426

 To prohibit any regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy 
 issued after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of excess 
property of the Federal Government to State and local agencies for law 
            enforcement activities, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 10, 2017

  Mr. Ratcliffe (for himself, Mr. Olson, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Brady of 
Texas, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. 
 Meehan, Mr. Byrne, and Mr. Moolenaar) introduced the following bill; 
 which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition 
  to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To prohibit any regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy 
 issued after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of excess 
property of the Federal Government to State and local agencies for law 
            enforcement activities, 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 Lives Using Surplus 
Equipment Act of 2017''.

SEC. 2. GENERAL PROHIBITION.

    No regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy issued 
after May 15, 2015, that limits the sale or donation of excess 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 unless enacted into law by 
Congress.

SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON FEDERAL FUNDS.

    No agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government may use any 
Federal funds, fees, or resources to implement such regulation, rule, 
guidance, recommendation, or policy.

SEC. 4. RETURN OR REISSUE OF EQUIPMENT RECALLED OR SEIZED.

    Any property recalled or seized on or after May 15, 2015, pursuant 
to a regulation, rule, guidance, recommendation, or policy described in 
section 1 shall be returned, replaced, or reissued to the State or 
local agency from which it was recalled or seized, at no cost to such 
agency, as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.
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