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house Bill H.R. 834

Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedFebruary 3rd, 2009

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Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to exempt certain peace officers from certain minimum sentencing requirements for using a firearm to commit a crime of violence during or in relation to their employment.


Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to provide that provisions imposing additional terms of imprisonment for using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime shall not apply to a person if: (1) the offense occurred during or in relation to the performance of peron's duties as a peace officer; (2) the firearm is of the same type as the firearm authorized to be carried by the person in the performance of those duties; and (3) the crime during and in relation to which the offense occurred is a crime of violence. Defines "peace officer" to mean an officer or employee of the federal government, or of a state or local government, who is authorized by law to carry a firearm in the lawful performance of his or her duties.

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