Text: H.R.7131 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/08/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7131


To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit deprivation of rights under color of law by law enforcement and correctional officers, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 8, 2020

Mr. Espaillat (for himself and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit deprivation of rights under color of law by law enforcement and correctional officers, 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 “Denial of Rights Prevention and Accountability Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Deprivation of rights by law enforcement.

(a) In general.—Chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 242 the following:

§ 242A. Deprivation of rights by law enforcement

“Whoever, being a law enforcement officer or correctional officer, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, recklessly subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years, or both.”.

(b) Technical and conforming amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 13 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 242 the following:


“242A. Deprivation of rights by law enforcement.”.


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