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PA Bill Number: HB55

Title: A Joint Resolution proposing separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, in declaration of rights, providing for ...

Description: A Joint Resolution proposing separate and distinct amendments to the Constitution of Pennsylvania, in declaration of rights, providing for ...

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: Jan 13, 2021

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Federal Legislation Tagged With 'Due Process' Tag

this is an pro-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an pro-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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 pro-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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

this is an pro-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

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