H.R.115: Thin Blue Line Act

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Week Ending Rank
May 21, 2017 6th

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on May 11, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Thin Blue Line Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the list of statutory aggravating factors in death penalty determinations to also include killing or targeting a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

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There are 38 statements associated with H.R.115.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2017
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
May 18, 2017
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 18, 2017

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 271 - 143 (Roll no. 265). (text: CR H4333)

May 18, 2017
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4341)
May 18, 2017
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 115, the Chair put the question on passage and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
May 18, 2017
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
May 18, 2017
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 115.
May 18, 2017
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 115 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-17 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
May 18, 2017
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 323. (consideration: CR H4332-4340)
May 17, 2017
Rule H. Res. 323 passed House.
May 16, 2017
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 323 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 115 with 1 hour of general debate. Motion to recommit with or without instructions allowed. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 115-17 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
May 11, 2017
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 69.
May 11, 2017
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-116.
April 27, 2017
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 12.
April 27, 2017
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 23, 2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Jan. 3, 2017
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 3, 2017

Introduced in the House by Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)

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