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PA Bill Number: HB2932

Title: Prohibiting governmental action against parents, legal custodians and legal guardians of minors in the provision of certain information and services ...

Description: Prohibiting governmental action against parents, legal custodians and legal guardians of minors in the provision of certain information and servic ...

Last Action: Referred to CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2022

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this is an anti-gun bill

SB4162

Session: 117th Congress

Title: School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Description: Requires the Department of Education (ED) to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. The report must collect specified information, including the number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide and the number of those that were mass shootings; the number of people killed or injured in each school shooting; the age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each victim; the motivation of the shooter; how the shooting was stopped; the number and type of firearms and ammunition used in each shooting; and the response time of law enforcement. ED must direct the National Center for Education Statistics to collect and publish specified data on school shootings. The center must collect information on the existence or absence of specified measures at the time of the shooting, including physical and other types of security measures, a communication plan with local law enforcement, a response plan that includes coordination with local agencies, and an active shooter response plan.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: May 9, 2022

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HB6575

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Protecting Americans from Gun Violence Act of 2022

Description: To reduce gun violence, fund gun violence research and victim assistance, and enhance the tracking of lost and stolen firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 3, 2022

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HB5428

Session: 117th Congress

Title: School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Description: Requires the Department of Education (ED) to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. The report must collect specified information, including the number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide and the number of those that were mass shootings; the number of people killed or injured in each school shooting; the age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each victim; the motivation of the shooter; how the shooting was stopped; the number and type of firearms and ammunition used in each shooting; and the response time of law enforcement. ED must direct the National Center for Education Statistics to collect and publish specified data on school shootings. The center must collect information on the existence or absence of specified measures at the time of the shooting, including physical and other types of security measures, a communication plan with local law enforcement, a response plan that includes coordination with local agencies, an active shooter response plan, and a trauma response plan.

Last Action: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 227.

Last Action Date: May 6, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

HB5273

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Gun Safety Board and Research Act

Description: Establishes a gun safety board in the Department of Health and Human Services. The board must (1) conduct original research about firearm violence reduction; (2) publish policy recommendations for and findings about the efficacy of federal, state, and local actions to reduce firearm violence; and (3) establish a grant program to support original research on firearm violence reduction and education for the public about the effects of and ways to mitigate firearm violence.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: September 20, 2021

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HB2544

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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SB736

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2021

Description: Makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1808

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2022

Description: Makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action, except for certain shotguns; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; (4) only capable of firing rimfire ammunition; or (5) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Last Action: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: August 1, 2022

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HB1576

Session: 117th Congress

Title: National Gun Violence Research Act

Description: Promotes gun violence research, including by removing limitations on the use of firearms tracing data by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; permitting funds made available to the Department of Health and Human Services to be used for gun violence research; establishing the National Gun Violence Research Program to promote gun violence research; and authorizing various competitive grants to support research into the nature, causes, consequences, and prevention of gun violence.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1477

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

Description: Revises the federal statutory framework regulating the manufacture, possession, sale, import, shipment, delivery, receipt, or transfer of undetectable firearms. Current law requires firearms to be detectable by walk-through metal detectors after the removal of grips, stocks, and magazines. Specifically, firearms must be as detectable as a security exemplar (i.e., a piece of stainless steel that is 3.7 ounces and in a shape resembling a handgun). There are exceptions, including for firearms manufactured for or sold to U.S. military or intelligence agencies. requires firearms to contain detectable material after the removal of all parts other than major components. It defines detectable material as material that produces a magnetic field equivalent to that produced by 3.7 ounces of stainless steel. The bill also revises and broadens the exceptions to include firearms (1) received by, in the possession of, or under the control of the United States; or (2) produced pursuant to a contract with the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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SB281

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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HB825

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

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SB3254

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020

Description: Makes various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition. Among other things, the bill does the following: generally requires individuals to obtain a license to purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition; raises the minimum age—from 18 years to 21 years—to purchase firearms and ammunition; establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties; requires law enforcement agencies to be notified following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial; creates a statutory process for a family or household member to petition a court for an extreme risk protection order to remove firearms from an individual who poses a risk of committing violence; restricts the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices; restricts the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers); makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense; requires federally licensed gun dealers to submit and annually certify compliance with a security plan to detect and deter firearm theft; removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers; allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components; establishes a community violence intervention grant program; and promotes research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2020

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HB5717

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020

Description: Makes various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition. Among other things, the bill does the following: generally requires individuals to obtain a license to purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition; raises the minimum age—from 18 years to 21 years—to purchase firearms and ammunition; establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties; requires law enforcement agencies to be notified following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial; creates a statutory process for a family or household member to petition a court for an extreme risk protection order to remove firearms from an individual who poses a risk of committing violence; restricts the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices; restricts the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers); makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense; requires federally licensed gun dealers to submit and annually certify compliance with a security plan to detect and deter firearm theft; removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers; allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components; establishes a community violence intervention grant program; and promotes research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 10, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB4264

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Safe Homefront Act

Description: To require the Secretary of Defense make available certain records relevant to a determination of whether a member of the Armed Forces is disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: September 25, 2019

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HB4255

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act

Description: To prevent the illegal sale of firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 28, 2019

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HB4177

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Safety Board and Research Act of 2019

Description: Establishes a gun safety board in the Department of Health and Human Services. The board must (1) conduct original research about firearm violence reduction; (2) publish policy recommendations for and findings about the efficacy of federal, state, and local actions to reduce firearm violence in the Federal Register; and (3) establish a grant program to support original research on firearm violence reduction and education for the public about the effects of and ways to mitigate firearm violence.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: August 12, 2019

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HB1114

Session: 116th Congress

Title: To require the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress an annual report on the effects of gun violence on public health.

Description: Requires the Surgeon General to report annually to Congress on the public health effects of gun violence, as well as on the status of actions taken to address such effects.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1115

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Firearm Safety Act of 2019

Description: Allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

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SB184

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2019

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HB674

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2019

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: January 25, 2019