Summary: H.R.4915 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/02/2018)

Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians Act of 2018 or the SLAP Act of 2018

This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime for a state or local official to knowingly release from custody an individual who is an alien subject to a detainer. It imposes criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both—on a violator.

A state or political subdivision that complies with a detainer is deemed to be an agent of the Department of Homeland Security and is authorized to take actions to comply with the detainer.

The bill limits the liability of a state or political subdivision, or an officer or employee of such state or political subdivision, for actions in compliance with the detainer.