This bill would amend the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow correctional officers at federal prisons or correctional institutions to 1) store firearms on BOP premises in a secure storage area outside the security perimeter of the institution or in a vehicle lockbox; and 2) carry a concealed firearm on BOP premises outside the institution’s security perimeter.
What is House Bill H.R. 613?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 613
In-Depth: This bill was introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) to make it easier for federal prison guards to protect themselves:
“Our prison guards have never failed us when we’ve called them to duty. They risk their lives every day they enter these dangerous prisons to protect our communities from hardened criminals. They’ve stood for us against evil, and I’m honored to have stood for them in Congress.”
This bill has 54 cosponsors including 45 Republicans and nine Democrats. There is a companion bill in the Senate, sponsored by Pat Toomey (R-PA).
Summary by Lorelei Yang(Photo Credit: Gatsi / iStock)
Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017
To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on the Judiciary
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- The house Passed May 15th, 2018Roll Call Vote 378 Yea / 0 Nay
Crime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityCommittee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 23rd, 2017
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