H.R.7196 - Right to PROTEST Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] (Introduced 06/15/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7196 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/15/2020)
Right to PROTEST Act of 2020
This bill modifies the criminal civil rights statute that prohibits the deprivation of rights under color of law.
Currently, the second prong of the prohibition bars the application of different punishments, pains, or penalties based on an individual's alien status, color, or race. This bill specifies that the use of a riot control agent (e.g., tear gas) without a prior clear and audible warning is a punishment, pain, or penalty.