Bill Name: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2007
Bill Description: A BILL
To amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2007'.


SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SAFETY PROVISIONS OF TITLE 18.

(a) In General- Section 926B of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

`(f) For purposes of this section, a law enforcement officer of the Amtrak Police Department or a law enforcement or police officer of the executive branch of the Federal Government qualifies as an employee of a governmental agency who is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and has statutory powers of arrest.'.

(b) Retired Law Enforcement Officers- Section 926C of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

(1) in subsection (c)--

(A) in paragraph (3)(A), by striking `was regularly employed as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more' and inserting `served as a law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more';

(B) by striking paragraphs (4) and (5) and inserting the following:

`(4) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at the expense of the individual, the standards for qualification in firearms training for active law enforcement officers as set by the officer's former agency, the State in which the officer resides or a law enforcement agency within the State in which the officer resides;'; and

(C) by redesignating paragraphs (6) and (7) as paragraphs (5) and (6), respectively;

(2) in subsection (d)--

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking `to meet the standards established by the agency for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm; or' and inserting `to meet the active duty standards for qualification in firearms training as established by the agency to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm or'; and

(B) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking `otherwise found by the State to meet the standards established by the State for training and qualification for active law enforcement officers to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm.' and inserting `otherwise found by the State or a certified firearms instructor that is qualified to conduct a firearms qualification test for active duty officers within that State to have met--

`(i) the active duty standards for qualification in firearms training as established by the State to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm; or

`(ii) if the State has not established such standards, standards set by any law enforcement agency within that State to carry a firearm of the same type as the concealed firearm.'; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

`(f) In this section, the term `service with a public agency as a law enforcement officer' includes service as a law enforcement officer of the Amtrak Police Department or as a law enforcement or police officer of the executive branch of the Federal Government.'.

Respectfully submitted,

Rep. nic2 (R-TX)

Co-sponsors:

Sen. valiant2 (D-CO)
Rep. nicvaliant2 (R-CA)
Rep. nvnf (D-NY)
Rep. nicvaliant (D-MA)

Bill Author: nic2 (R-TX)
Aye: 57
Nay: 28
Present: 22

Senators voting Aye:
Scott (R-AL)
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
Wyatt Earp (D-AZ)
hefman08 (D-AZ)
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Dr. Frank Drake (D-CA)
Tony Brannowich (R-CO)
Senator Joshua Miller (D-CO)
paragon12321 (D-CT)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Danforth Quayle (R-IN)
GodHatesHuskies.com (D-IA)
ZapR (R-IA)
FVPIX (R-KY)
Zap Rowsdower. (R-KY)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Quien es (D-MS)
Nathan Fletcher (R-MO)
Crimson Cardinal, Jr. (R-MO)
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
Mitchell Miller (D-NV)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
EldridgeDemNM (D-NM)
Andy Griffith (R-NC)
Thor (L-ND)
Sen Andrew Min OK (R-OK)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
StinkyBoy (R-SD)
Bill Buckner (R-SD)
FVPXXIV (R-TN)
RoB-TN (R-TN)
Sen Andrew Min Ar (R-UT)
Juin (R-UT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)
southergentleman (R-VA)
David Miller (D-WA)
Ann Baker (R-WV)
Helper Seat (R-WI)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators voting Nay:
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
JoCaVa4 (D-GA)
Reaper (D-GA)
bigonesen5 (D-HI)
James Gunn (D-ID)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
Krispy (D-MD)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Mike Bond MI (D-MI)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
Sod-Off Baldrick (D-MT)
elpmet (D-NE)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
Mike Bond NJ (D-NJ)
BillRichardson (D-NM)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
Stryker (D-OH)
Elos (D-OR)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Degree1 (D-RI)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)

Senators answering "Present":
Ralph Alan (R-AL)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Jeremiah Jay (D-DE)
Jack A. Jay (D-DE)
Alice Paul (D-HI)
Joao KS (D-KS)
Eddie N Mason (R-KS)
Crimson Maine (R-ME)
Miles Porter (D-ME)
Michael Schroeder (D-MA)
Roseanne Connor (G-MA)
Chas Ford (D-MI)
Martin (R-NH)
D. Hobson (R-ND)
dzeggetai returns (R-OH)
VitterOk (R-OK)
RedBishop (R-SC)
Eleden, Texas Rapist (D-TX)
dziggetai (R-TX)
Martin Ogasawara (D-WA)
Joker of the East (R-WV)
William H. Rehnquist (R-WI)

Senators not voting yet: