The Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009 will 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. The bill text is below:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. POE of Texas introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

 

 

Committee on __________

 

 

A BILL

 

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.

 

 

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 Ramos and Compean Justice Act of 2009.

 

SEC. 2. EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN MINIMUM SENTENCING

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN PEACE OFFICERS

WHO USE A FIREARM TO COMMIT A

 

 

CRIME OF VIOLENCE DURING OR IN RELATION TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT.

 

 

Section 924(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: (6)(A) The minimum sentencing requirements in this subsection shall not apply to a person who used, carried, or possessed a firearm if(i) the offense under this subsection occurred during or in relation to the performance of the duties of the person as a peace officer; and (ii) the firearm is of the same type as the firearm authorized to be carried by the person in the performance of those duties; and (iii) the crime during and in relation to which the offense under this subsection occurred is a crime of violence.(B) In subparagraph (A), the term peace officer means 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 as such an officer or employee..