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H.R.1242: To prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Reid Ribble, R-Wis.
Total Cosponsors 31 (All Republicans)
Introduced March 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Prohibits the federal government from using a drone (unmanned aircraft) to kill a U.S. citizen located in the United States.

Makes such prohibition inapplicable to an individual who poses an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to another.

States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to allow the killing of a U.S. citizen located in the United States without due process of law.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
March 18, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
March 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
March 18, 2013 Referred to House Intelligence (Permanent)