Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act,
Public Law 108-277 and Public Law 111-272
Codified 18 USC 926B, 926C
On July 22, 2004, President
George W. Bush signed House Resolution 218 (HR 218), the "Law Enforcement
Officers' Safety Act," into law. This act, which officially became
108-277, went into effect immediately. This bill exempts qualified active and
retired law enforcement officers from local and State prohibition on the
carrying of concealed firearms.
On September 29, 2010, The U.S. House of Representatives, passed S. 1132. This bill amends the current Public Law 108-277 with positive changes --especially provisions for retired officers. The bill also covers ammunition which was not covered in the original LEOSA bill. It also makes it easier for retiree to do the yearly qualifications. On October 12, 2010, President Barack H. Obama signed S. 1132, the “Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act,” into law. The Act, now Public Law 111-272, went into effect immediately. Since then amendments may have been added, regardless, the latest codified USC 18, section 926B (active law enforcement) and section 926C (retired law enforcement) can always be seen and printed from this link Latest LEOSA (USC 18 - s926B and C)
In this section, you will find HR 218 and related issues regarding the law and also the challenges. Please also check our legislative news and activities under the "Legislative" section.
Latest LEOSA (USC 18 - s926B and C)
Q & A re: HR 218
concerning 18 USC 926B (LEOSA)
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