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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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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: Modifies procedures for conducting firearms-related background checks through the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, the bill requires the NICS to retain records related to a firearms-related background check for as long as necessary to determine whether an individual is eligible to receive a firearm. Additionally, the bill requires the NICS to query additional databases for relevant information, including the National Data Exchange, the Interstate Identification Index System, and the National Crime Information Center databases.

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: Makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background checks, limit handgun purchases, and extend firearms-related restrictions to new categories of persons. The bill also establishes a grant program to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws. Among its provisions, the bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals); generally prohibits an unlicensed person from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period; establishes a grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws (i.e., red flag laws); generally requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within 48 hours of discovery; makes it unlawful to recklessly leave a loaded and unsecured firearm in a manner that endangers a minor who is under 14 years of age; and extends firearms-related restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, or transportation of firearms and ammunition to persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking and persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

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: 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: March 2, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB591

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

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: March 4, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB8

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

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 or exchanges, 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. 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: (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

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1217

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: Prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from transmitting certain information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) utilized by licensed importers or dealers of firearms. Specifically, the bill prohibits the VA from transmitting personally identifying information of a veteran or a beneficiary to the NICS solely on the basis that such veteran or beneficiary has an appointed fiduciary to manage their benefits, unless there is an order or finding of a judicial authority that such veteran or beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others.

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