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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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HR1153

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2377) to authorize the issuance of extreme risk protection orders; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7910) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for an increased age limit on the purchase of certain firearms, prevent gun trafficking, modernize the prohibition on untraceable firearms, encourage the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.

Description: Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2377) to authorize the issuance of extreme risk protection orders; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7910) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for an increased age limit on the purchase of certain firearms, prevent gun trafficking, modernize the prohibition on untraceable firearms, encourage the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Last Action Date: June 8, 2022

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SB4149

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Preventing Pretrial Gun Purchases Act

Description: A bill to ensure that the background check system used for firearms purchases denies a firearm to a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by a lawful court order governing the pretrial release of the person.

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

Last Action Date: May 5, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

HB5417

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Preventing Unjust Red Flag Laws Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits the use of federal funds to implement or enforce red flag laws. The term red flag laws means a risk-based, temporary, and preemptive protective order that authorizes the removal of firearms without due process.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2021

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HB6717

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Preventing Pretrial Gun Purchases Act

Description: To ensure that the background check system used for firearms purchasers denies a firearm to a person prohibited from possessing guns by a lawful court order governing the pretrial release of the person.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 11, 2022

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SB2169

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Lori Jackson-Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Makes changes to the federal statutory framework that prohibits the shipment, transport, receipt, or possession of firearms or ammunition by an individual who is subject to a qualifying domestic violence court order. Under current law, a qualifying domestic violence court order must meet certain requirements, including to (1) be issued after a hearing of which the individual had notice and an opportunity to participate; and (2) restrain the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (i.e., a current or former spouse, a co-parent of a child, or a current or former cohabitant) or the child of an intimate partner. expands the scope of qualifying domestic violence court orders to include an order that is issued after an ex parte hearing (i.e., a hearing with only one party present); restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening a dating partner or former dating partner; or restrains the individual from intimidating a witness. Current law also prohibits an individual who is convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. These restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants, and to offenses that involve physical force or deadly weapons. expands the scope of these restrictions to include dating partners and offenses that involve stalking. Finally, the bill authorizes grants for state, local, and tribal governments to remove firearms and take other steps after a domestic violence court order is issued.

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

Last Action Date: June 22, 2021

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HB3480

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021

Description: Establishes grants to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws at the state and local levels, extends federal firearms restrictions to individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders, and expands related data collection. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. Among its provisions, the bill directs the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the Department of Justice to establish a grant program to help states, local governments, Indian tribes, and other entities implement extreme risk protection order laws; extends federal restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, and transportation of firearms and ammunition to individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders; and requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to compile (and later destroy) records from federal, tribal, and state courts and other agencies that identify individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders.

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

Last Action Date: November 1, 2022

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HB2377

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2022

Description: Authorizes and establishes procedures for federal courts to issue federal extreme risk protection orders. Additionally, the bill establishes grants to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws at the state and local levels, extends federal firearms restrictions to individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders, and expands related data collection. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. Among its provisions, the bill authorizes a family or household member, or a law enforcement officer, to petition for a federal extreme risk protection order with respect to an individual who poses a risk to themselves or others; directs the Department of Justice to establish a grant program to help states, local governments, Indian tribes, and other entities implement extreme risk protection order laws; extends federal restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, and transportation of firearms and ammunition to individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders; and requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to compile records from federal, tribal, and state courts and other agencies that identify individuals who are subject to extreme risk protection orders.

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

Last Action Date: June 9, 2022

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HB2426

Session: 117th Congress

Title: State Access to Firearms Evading Revocation Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons to whom the sale or disposition of a firearm or ammunition is prohibited. Specifically, the bill adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons (1) who have had a state permit or license to purchase, own, or possess a firearm revoked and not reinstated; or (2) who have been ordered by a state court to surrender all firearms and such firearms have not been lawfully returned.

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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SB763

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Makes changes to the federal statutory framework that prohibits the shipment, transport, receipt, or possession of firearms or ammunition by an individual who is subject to a qualifying domestic violence court order. Under current law, a qualifying domestic violence court order must meet certain criteria, including to (1) be issued after a hearing of which the individual had notice and an opportunity to participate; and (2) restrain the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (i.e., a current or former spouse, a co-parent of a child, or a current or former cohabitant) or the child of an intimate partner. expands the scope of qualifying domestic violence court orders to include an order that is issued after an ex parte hearing (i.e., a hearing with only one party present); restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening a dating partner or former dating partner; or restrains the individual from intimidating a witness. Current law also prohibits an individual who is convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. These restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants, and to offenses that involve physical force or deadly weapons. expands the scope of these restrictions to include dating partners and offenses that involve stalking.

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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HB1923

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Makes changes to the federal statutory framework that prohibits the shipment, transport, receipt, or possession of firearms or ammunition by an individual who is subject to a qualifying domestic violence court order. Under current law, a qualifying domestic violence court order must meet certain criteria, including to (1) be issued after a hearing of which the individual had notice and an opportunity to participate; and (2) restrain the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (i.e., a current or former spouse, a co-parent of a child, or a current or former cohabitant) or the child of an intimate partner. expands the scope of qualifying domestic violence court orders to include an order that is issued after an ex parte hearing (i.e., a hearing with only one party present); restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening a dating partner or former dating partner; or restrains the individual from intimidating a witness. Current law also prohibits an individual who is convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. These restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants, and to offenses that involve physical force or deadly weapons. expands the scope of these restrictions to include dating partners and offenses that involve stalking.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1906

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021

Description: Extends federal firearms-related restrictions to individuals who are convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses. The bill also broadens the scope of domestic violence offenses and court orders that trigger federal firearms-related restrictions.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1787

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Ensuring Second Amendment Freedoms are Executed Timely Act

Description: Allows a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three calendar days (currently, three business days).

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

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HB1446

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: (Sec. 2) revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person. Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a minimum of 10 business days, that a federal firearms licensee must wait to receive a completed background check prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person. (This type of transaction is often referred to as a default proceed transaction.) If a submitted background check remains incomplete after 10 business days, then the prospective purchaser may submit a petition for a final firearms eligibility determination. If an additional 10 days elapse without a final determination, then the federal firearms licensee may transfer the firearm to the prospective purchaser. (Sec. 3) The Government Accountability Office must report on the extent to which the changes have prevented firearms transfers to prohibited persons. (Sec. 4) The Federal Bureau of Investigation must report on the number of petitions it receives for final federal firearms determinations. (Sec. 5) The Department of Justice, in consultation with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, must report on further amendments to the background check process that would likely reduce the risk of death or great bodily harm to victims of domestic violence, domestic abuse, dating partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2022

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HB1441

Session: 117th Congress

Title: No Guns for Abusers Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make grants for states, local governments, and tribal governments to implement procedures to remove firearms from individuals who are charged with or convicted of domestic violence or subject to a domestic violence protective order. The National Institute of Justice must report on best practices for implementing such procedures, and DOJ must submit federal legislative recommendations in accordance with the best practices.

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

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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SB292

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

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

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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SB4888

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from transmitting certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Last Action Date: November 10, 2020

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SB4443

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 5, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7930

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: August 4, 2020

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SB4271

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2020

Description: A bill to reform Federal firearms laws, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 22, 2020

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HB7281

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Dismantle Mass Incarceration For Public Health Act of 2020

Description: To require States and units of local government to certify a commitment to release certain individuals from jails and prisons, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 18, 2020

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HB7194

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Mandatory Minimum Reform Act of 2020

Description: To eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for all drug offenses.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2020

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SB3912

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Description: A bill to hold law enforcement accountable for misconduct in court, improve transparency through data collection, and reform police training and policies.

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

Last Action Date: June 8, 2020

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HB5779

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Grand Jury Reform Act of 2020

Description: Conditions a state or local government's receipt of funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program on the state's compliance with certain requirements following an incident involving the use of deadly force by a local law enforcement officer that results in a person's death. Specifically, the governor must appoint a special prosecutor to present evidence before a judge to determine whether probable cause exists to criminally charge the law enforcement officer. The hearing must be open to the public.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2020

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SB3242

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Safeguarding Americans' Private Records Act of 2020

Description: Imposes limitations on investigative powers provided under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), reauthorizes certain FISA programs, and makes related changes. Provisions include reauthorizing to December 15, 2023, FISA authority to obtain business records, but also repealing the power to use such authority to obtain records on an ongoing basis; excluding certain data, such as cell phone location, from FISA authority to access business records; establishing that nonpublic information collected under FISA authority may not be retained for more than three years unless the information includes foreign intelligence information; disallowing the use of FISA-collected business records for criminal, civil, or administrative proceedings except in certain instances, such as cases involving a specific cybersecurity threat from a foreign country; requiring a government entity to notify a targeted person that the entity intends to use in court business records collected under FISA; excluding cell site location and global positioning system information from FISA authority for using a pen register or trap and trace device to collect evidence; reauthorizing to December 15, 2023, the power to treat individual terrorists as foreign agents; expanding the powers of FISA court amicus curiae (outside parties appointed to assist in a case), such as by authorizing the amicus to refer a FISA court decision to the FISA Court of Review; and repealing the government's authority to use National Security Letters to obtain financial or communications records without a court order.

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

Last Action Date: January 28, 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

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HB5675

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Safeguarding Americans' Private Records Act of 2020

Description: Imposes limitations on investigative powers provided under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), reauthorizes certain FISA programs, and makes related changes. Provisions include reauthorizing to December 15, 2023, FISA authority to obtain business records, but also repealing the power to use such authority to obtain records on an ongoing basis; excluding certain data, such as cell phone location, from FISA authority to access business records; establishing that nonpublic information collected under FISA authority may not be retained for more than three years unless the information includes foreign intelligence information; disallowing the use of FISA-collected business records for criminal, civil, or administrative proceedings except in certain instances, such as cases involving a specific cybersecurity threat from a foreign country; requiring a government entity to notify a targeted person that the entity intends to use in court business records collected under FISA; excluding cell site location and global positioning system information from FISA authority for using a pen register or trap and trace device to collect evidence; reauthorizing to December 15, 2023, the power to treat individual terrorists as foreign agents; expanding the powers of FISA court amicus curiae (outside parties appointed to assist in a case), such as by authorizing the amicus to refer a FISA court decision to the FISA Court of Review; and repealing the government's authority to use National Security Letters to obtain financial or communications records without a court order.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability.

Last Action Date: January 30, 2020

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HB5602

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020

Description: To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.

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

Last Action Date: September 22, 2020

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SB3190

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020

Description: A bill to authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S195-197)

Last Action Date: January 14, 2020

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SB2843

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019

Description: A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6569)

Last Action Date: November 13, 2019

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HB2835

Session: 116th Congress

Title: DUE PROCESS Act of 2019 Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights Of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2019

Description: DUE PROCESS Act of 2019 Deterring Undue Enforcement by Protecting Rights Of Citizens from Excessive Searches and Seizures Act of 2019

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

Last Action Date: June 26, 2019

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HB744

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Protecting Our Communities and Rights Act of 2019

Description: Authorizes grants for states to implement extreme risk protection order laws (also known as red flag laws). An extreme risk protection order law permits a state court to issue an order that prohibits an individual from purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. Additionally, persons subject to extreme risk protection orders constitute a new category of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition).

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019