H.R.7315 - Protecting Our Protesters Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 06/24/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/24/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7315 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/24/2020)
Protecting Our Protesters Act of 2020
This bill modifies the criminal civil rights statute that prohibits deprivation of rights under color of law.
Current law prohibits the deprivation of federally protected rights, privileges, or immunities by a government official (including a law enforcement officer).
This bill specifies that use of force during a response to a protest constitutes a deprivation of rights, privileges, or immunities.
Additionally, the bill removes the death penalty as a penalty option if death results or if certain aggravating factors are present.