Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

This Bill has:
2% Democratic Support in the Senate
11% Democratic Support in the House

   

















    

    This bill was introduced in the house by Henry Johnson and in the senate by republican Rand Paul in 2015. Only one democrat has cosponsored that bill in the senate and this bill has not been introduced this year in the senate. 
    While these bills are not identical they have the same goal to prevent the militarization of Federal, State, and local law enforcement by Federal excess property transfers and grant programs. Some of the property transfers that would be prevented include transfers of Firearms of .50 caliber or higher, Demolition materials, Explosive ordinance, Night vision equipment, Tactical clothing, Drones & Combat, assault, and tactical vehicles, including Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The bill also finds that more than $4B worth of weapons and equipment have been transferred to police organizations in all 50 states and four territories.
Senate Bill: S 1441 {2015}
Democratic Support: 1
Introduced by: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 05/21/2015)
Latest Action: 05/21/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.


Cosponsors: 


Hank Johnson on Stop Militarizing Law Enforcment Act