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PA Bill Number: SB531

Title: In general provisions, providing for findings regarding firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ...

Description: In general provisions, providing for findings regarding firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms a ...

Last Action: Removed from table

Last Action Date: Jul 15, 2020

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Federal Legislation Tagged With 'Universal Background Checks' Tag

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4271

Session: 116th Congress

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

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: Background Check Completion Act of 2020

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: Urban Progress Act of 2020

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: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2020 This bill 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: 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. 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: Background Check Expansion Act This bill 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: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 This bill 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