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Short Title(s) as Introduced

PROTECT Law Enforcement Officers Act of 2020
Penalizing Radicals and Others who Thwart Emergency Care and Transportation for Law Enforcement Officers Act of 2020

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to criminalize blocking law enforcement officers who have been injured by a criminal act or in the line of duty from accessing emergency medical services.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/23/2020Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
09/23/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] 09/24/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary09/23/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/23/2020)

Penalizing Radicals and Others who Thwart Emergency Care and Transportation for Law Enforcement Officers Act of 2020 or the PROTECT Law Enforcement Officers Act of 2020

This bill establishes a new criminal offense for preventing or attempting to prevent a law enforcement officer from accessing emergency medical services for an injury caused by a criminal act or incurred in the line of duty.

An individual who engages in this conduct is subject to criminal penalties--a fine, a prison term of up to 20 years, or both. If death results, the prison term may be for a term of any years or for life.

In a prosecution of this offense, the government is not required to prove that the defendant knew the law enforcement officer suffered an injury caused by a criminal act or incurred in the line of duty.