Friday, April 27, 2018

Bills Introduced – 04-26-18

With the House and Senate preparing to leave Washington for a week working in their home districts (House is in session today), there were 74 bills introduced yesterday. Of these, one may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

S 2763 A bill to provide grants to State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices and train personnel to use chemical screening devices in order to enhance law enforcement efficiency and protect law enforcement officers. Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]

While I suspect that this bill may be a reaction to fentanyl exposure issues amongst law enforcement personnel, I will be watching to see if the definition of ‘chemical screening devices’ would include detectors that could warn officers of the presence of dangerous industrial chemicals.

1 comment:

terrefirma said...

As with any bill, if you believe it's only one purpose you may be naive. (I don't think you are) I am increasingly depressed by the knowledge that by the time any bill is passed, all necessary lobbyists have reached those players, putting into play the news that will support the 'need' to protect our soldiers or boys in blue. Then cashing in.

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