proposed laws

PA Bill Number: HB2072

Title: In primary and election expenses, further providing for place of filing.

Description: In primary and election expenses, further providing for place of filing. ...

Last Action: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: Feb 28, 2024

more >>

decrease font size   increase font size

Federal Legislation Tagged With 'Universal Background Checks' Tag

this is an anti-gun bill

SB3387

Session: 117th Congress

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2021

Description: A bill to require the search and retention of certain records with respect to conducting criminal background checks, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: December 14, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1155

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021

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

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB529

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB591

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Description: A bill to prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check.

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB8

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: To require a background check for every firearm sale.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1446

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

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

Last Action Date: May 25, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1217

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: 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: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Last Action Date: April 12, 2021

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

SB4068

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2020

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

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

Last Action Date: June 25, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6318

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Urban Progress Act of 2020

Description: To expand economic opportunities, improve community policing, and promote commonsense gun violence prevention in underserved communities, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Ways and Means, Small Business, Oversight and Reform, Agriculture, Rules, and 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: March 23, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HB5949

Session: 116th Congress

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2020

Description: Modifies requirements governing the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, it allows the NICS to retain records related to a firearms-related background check for as long as necessary to make a final determination of firearms eligibility. Additionally, it requires the NICS to query an additional database—the National Data Exchange—as part of a firearm-related background check.

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

Last Action Date: March 10, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

HR145

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 1112) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

Description: Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 1112) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

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

Last Action Date: February 26, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB42

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

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

Last Action Date: January 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB8

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7274

Session: 115th Congress

Title: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act

Description: Keeping Guns From Criminals Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the criminal liability standard for certain firearm sales or transfers. Current law makes it a crime for any person to knowingly sell or transfer a firearm to a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm). This legislation eliminates the "knowingly" standard to impose criminal liability on any person who sells or transfers a firearm to a prohibited person, regardless of whether such seller or transferor knows that the buyer is a prohibited person. A defendant seller or transferor may assert as an affirmative defense against prosecution evidence to prove that the buyer or recipient passed a background check or possessed a valid concealed carry permit in the state of transfer. The affirmative defense does not apply if defendant knew or had reasonable cause to believe the buyer or recipient was a prohibited person.

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

Last Action Date: December 12, 2018