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HR 5698 - Protect and Serve Act of 2018 - National Key Vote

Peter Welch voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (382-35) - (Key vote)
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Title: Protect and Serve Act of 2018

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that defines an intentional crime against law enforcement officers as a hate crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Highlights:
  • Requires a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for an individual found to have knowingly caused serious bodily harm or injury to a law enforcement officer or attempted to do so (Sec. 2).
  • Requires a sentence of either life in prison or death for individuals found guilty of crimes that resulted in the kidnapping or death of a law enforcement officer (Sec. 2).

  • Defines “law enforcement officer” as an employee of a governmental or public agency who is authorized by law to do the following, including, but not limited to (Sec. 2):

    • Engage in or supervise the prevention, detention, investigation, or incarceration of any person for any criminal violation of law; and

    • To apprehend or arrest a person for any criminal violation of law.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Protect and Serve Act of 2018

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