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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 7153

    To require Federal law enforcement officers, including contract 
 employees, and members of the armed forces engaged in crowd control, 
 riot control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in civil 
  disobedience, demonstrations, protests, or riots to visibly display 
                        identifying information.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 11, 2020

 Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Butterfield, Ms. Norton, Mr. Raskin, Mr. 
 Connolly, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Brown of Maryland, and Ms. 
   Wexton) 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 require Federal law enforcement officers, including contract 
 employees, and members of the armed forces engaged in crowd control, 
 riot control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in civil 
  disobedience, demonstrations, protests, or riots to visibly display 
                        identifying information.

    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 ``Law Enforcement Identification 
Act''.

SEC. 2. IDENTIFYING INFORMATION FOR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, 
              INCLUDING CONTRACT EMPLOYEES, AND MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
              FORCES ENGAGED IN CROWD CONTROL, RIOT CONTROL, OR ARREST 
              OR DETAINMENT.

    (a) Definitions.--In this section--
            (1) the term ``Federal law enforcement officer'' means--
                    (A) an employee or officer in a position in the 
                executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the 
                Federal Government who is authorized by law to engage 
                in or supervise a law enforcement function; or
                    (B) an employee or officer of a contractor or 
                subcontractor (at any tier) of an agency in the 
                executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the 
                Federal Government who is authorized by law or under 
                the contract with the agency to engage in or supervise 
                a law enforcement function;
            (2) the term ``law enforcement function'' means the 
        prevention, detection, or investigation of, or the prosecution 
        or incarceration of any person for, any violation of law; and
            (3) the term ``member of an armed force'' means a member of 
        any of the armed forces, as defined in section 101(a)(4) of 
        title 10, United States Code, or a member of the National 
        Guard, as defined in section 101(3) of title 32, United States 
        Code.
    (b) Requirement.--Each Federal law enforcement officer or member of 
an armed force who is engaged in any form of crowd control, riot 
control, or arrest or detainment of individuals engaged in an act of 
civil disobedience, demonstration, protest, or riot in the United 
States shall at all times display identifying information in a clearly 
visible fashion, which shall include the Federal agency, last name, and 
badge number of the Federal law enforcement officer or the armed force, 
last name, and rank of the member of an armed force, respectively.
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