Legislation Supported by the FOP in the 113th Congress

  • H.R. 180 (Grimm, R-NY), the "National Blue Alert Act," would create a national alert system for law enforcement officers who are missing, killed or seriously injured in the line of duty;
  • PASSED H.R. 354 (Poe, R-TX), the "Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act," which would help State and local law enforcement agencies to reduce the laboratory and storage rape kit backlogs;
  • H.R. 401 (Nugent, R-FL), the "Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013," which would reauthorize the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) for 5 years;
  • H.R. 421 (Reichert, R-WA), the "COPS Improvements and Reauthorization Act," which would reauthorize, expand and improve the hiring program administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) within the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • H.R. 446 (Deutch, D-FL), the "National Criminal Justice Commission Act," which would create a National Criminal Justice Commission to study the nation's criminal justices systems;
  • H.R. 558 (King, R-NY), the "Fallen Heroes Flag Act," which would provide Capitol-flown flags to the immediate family of law enforcement officers and other public safety officers who are killed in the line of duty;
  • H.R. 867 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Metal Theft Prevention Act," which would require metal recycling agents to keep records of their transactions in order to deter individuals and enterprises engaged in the theft and interstate sale of stolen metal;
  • H.R. 988 (LoBiondo, R-NJ), the "Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act," which would reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program through fiscal year 2017;
  • H.R. 1123 (Goodlatte, R-VA), the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act," which would help combat unlawful trafficking in smart phones;
  • H.R. 1143 (Stockman, R-TX), the "National Criminal Justice Commission Act," which would direct the Bureau of Prisons to make secure firearms storage areas accessible to employees at all of its facilities;
  • H.R. 1263 (Matsui, D-CA), the "Excellence in Mental Health Act," which would establish Federally Qualified Community Behavioral Health Centers and include a requirement for 24 hour mobile crisis intervention teams to provide communities with better resources to help and respond to incidents involving the mentally ill;
  • TOP PRIORITY H.R. 1362 (King, R-NY), the "Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act," which would provide 6(c) benefits to approximately 30,000 Federal law enforcement officers who currently do not have them;
  • H.R. 1470 (Capps, D-CA), the "School Safety Enhancements Act," which would reauthorize and expand the Secure Our Schools program administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • TOP PRIORITY H.R. 1795 (Davis, R-IL), the "Social Security Fairness Act," which would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision," and the "Government Pension Offset," in current Social Security law;
  • H.R. 1969 (Fitzpatrick, R-PA), the "Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act of 2013," which would remove the expected family contribution for Federal Pell Grants for families of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line duty;
  • H.R. 2541 (Hartzler, R-MO), the "Police Officers Protecting Children Act," which would add the Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act exemption to the existing exceptions to the Guns Free School Zones Act (GFSZA);
  • H.R. 2856 (Fitzpatrick, R-PA), the "Captive Primate Safety Act," which would prohibit interstate commerce in primates as pets;
  • H.R. 3530 (Poe, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would establish block grants and other programs to support local and State law enforcement agencies fight human trafficking and provides assistance to victims;
  • H.R. 3610 (Paulsen, R-MN), the "Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act," which would establish a national strategy to combat human trafficking;
  • H.R. 4169 (Edwards, D-MD), the "Stop Overdose Stat (SOS) Act," which would establish an overdose prevention grant program used to train emergency responders on effective responses to those who have overdosed on drugs, as well as support the purchase and distribution of the drug naloxone, the education of prescribers and pharmacists, and implement and enhance programs that provide overdose prevention;
  • H.R. 4306 (Connolly, D-VA), the "Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act," which would increases the annual adjustment to the rates of basic pay for Federal employees;
  • H.R. 4502 (Lutekemeyer, R-MO), which would assist the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in its efforts to fight the production, sale and use of methamphetamine;
  • H.R. 4975 (Thornberry, R-TX), the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act," which would close the existing loophole for the manufacturers on analogue drug sales and distribution;
  • H.J.Res. 19 (Emerson, R-MO), which would amend the Constitution to give Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States;
  • S. 54 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Stop Illegal Trafficking Firearms Act," which would revise and expand Federal laws ro combat trafficking in firearms;
  • PASSED S. 80 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry (SAFER) Act," which would help State and local law enforcement agencies to reduce the laboratory and storage rape kit backlogs;
  • S. 146 (Boxer, D-CA), the "School Safety Enhancements Act," which would reauthorize and expand the Secure Our Schools program administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • S. 162 (Franken, D-MN), the "Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013," which would reauthorize the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA) for 5 years;
  • S. 264 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Excellence in Mental Health Act," which would establish Federally Qualified Community Behavioral Health Centers and include a requirement for 24 hour mobile crisis intervention teams to provide communities with better resources to help and respond to incidents involving the mentally ill;
  • S. 336 (Enzi, R-WY), the "Marketplace Fairness Act," which would grant States the authority to collect sales and use taxes from remote sellers;
  • S. 357 (Cardin, D-MD), the "National Blue Alert Act," which would create a national alert system for law enforcement officers who are missing, killed or seriously injured in the line of duty;
  • S. 394 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Metal Theft Prevention Act," which would require metal recycling agents to keep records of their transactions in order to deter individuals and enterprises engaged in the theft and interstate sale of stolen metal;
  • S. 517 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act," which would help combat unlawful trafficking in smart phones;
  • S. 822 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Justice for All Reauthorization Act," which would enhance and protect the rights of crime vicitims;
  • TOP PRIORITY S. 896 (Begich, D-AK), the "Social Security Fairness Act," which would repeal both the "Windfall Elimination Provision," and the "Government Pension Offset," in current Social Security law;
  • S. 933 (Leahy, D-VT), the "Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act," which would reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program through 2018;
  • TOP PRIORITY S. 1172 (Mikulski, D-MD), the "Law Enforcement Officers' Equity Act," which would provide 6(c) benefits to approximately 30,000 Federal law enforcement officers who currently do not have them;
  • S. 1322 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Synthetic Abuse and Labeling of Toxic Substances (SALTS) Act," which would close the existing loophole for the manufacturers on analogue drug sales and distribution;
  • S. 1463 (Vitter, R-LA), the "Captive Primate Safety Act," which would prohibit interstate commerce in primates as pets;
  • S. 1465 (Levin, D-WI), the "Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act," which would help law enforcement combat the misuse of U.S. corporations by requiring States to obtain beneficial ownership information for corporations and limited liability companies formed under State law;
  • S. 1686 (Feinstein, D-CA), the "Saving Kids from Dangerous Drugs Act," which would increase penalties on those who tailor-market illegal drugs to entice children to purchase them;
  • S. 1733 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act," which would establish a national strategy to combat human trafficking;
  • S. 1738 (Cornyn, R-TX), the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which would establish block grants and other programs to support local and State law enforcement agencies fight human trafficking and provides assistance to victims;
  • S. 2254 (Klobuchar, D-MN), the "COPS Improvements Act," which would reauthorize, expand and improve the hiring program administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) within the U.S. Department of Justice;
  • S. 2377 (Ayotte, R-NH), the "Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act," which would amend Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, federal public safety officer death benefits or amounts paid under a state program to surviving dependents of a public safety officer who died as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty;
  • S. 2397 (Schatz, D-HI), the "Federal Adjustment of Income Rates (FAIR) Act," increases the annual adjustment to the rates of basic pay for Federal employees;
  • S.J.Res. 17 (Hatch, R-UT), which would amend the Constitution to give Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States;
  • Legislation to provide Federal law enforcement officers with a rebuttable presumption that a causal connection exists between their occupation and heart, lung, and hypertension disorders; and
  • Legislation which would protect the personal information of law enforcement officers and their families from public access.

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