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H.R. 7118 - Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-11-06
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7118


    To amend section 242 of title 18, United States Code, to forbid the use of chokeholds by persons subject to that provision’s prohibitions, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 6, 2018

    Mr. Jeffries (for himself, Ms. Bass, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Serrano, and Ms. Lee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend section 242 of title 18, United States Code, to forbid the use of chokeholds by persons subject to that provision’s prohibitions, 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 “Excessive Use of Force Prevention Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Chokeholds as civil rights violations.

Section 242 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “For the purposes of this section, the application of any pressure to the throat or windpipe which may prevent or hinder breathing or reduce intake of air is a punishment, pain, or penalty.”.


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