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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 'Waiting Periods' Tag

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

HB125

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021

Description: Modifies firearms-related background check requirements for transfers involving a semiautomatic firearm, silencer, armor-piercing ammunition, or large capacity ammunition magazine. For transfers by a federally licensed dealer, manufacturer, or importer to a private party, the bill lengthens the number of business days—from three to seven—that the federal licensee must wait for the background check results prior to completing the transfer. For transfers between private parties, the bill establishes a minimum seven-day waiting period.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

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

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1752

Session: 117th Congress

Title: COOL OFF Act Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms Act

Description: Establishes a three-day waiting period for certain handgun transfers. Specifically, the bill makes it unlawful for a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell or transfer a handgun to an unlicensed individual unless three business days have elapsed since the licensee initiated a background check. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to one year in prison, or both. Additionally, the bill makes it unlawful for an unlicensed individual to receive a handgun from another unlicensed individual unless at least three business days have elapsed since the recipient most recently offered to take possession of the handgun. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. The three-day waiting period does not apply to certain handgun transfers, such as for a loan between spouses for a lawful purpose.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1782

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act of 2021

Description: Modifies procedural requirements related to the transfer of machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms. Specifically, the bill requires the chief law enforcement officer of the jurisdiction in which the transferee primarily resides to be notified of the pending transfer and given 90 days to object.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: March 10, 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

HB3454

Session: 116th Congress

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act

Description: To regulate firearm silencers and firearm mufflers.

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

Last Action Date: July 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1943

Session: 116th Congress

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2019

Description: A bill to regulate firearm silencers and firearm mufflers.

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

Last Action Date: June 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB3404

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Empowering Law Enforcement for Safer Firearm Transfers Act of 2019

Description: To amend the National Firearms Act to require that local chief law enforcement officers be notified of, and provided a 90-day period to deny, firearm transfers.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: June 21, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1454

Session: 116th Congress

Title: COOL OFF Act Choosing Our Own Lives Over Fast Firearms Act

Description: To provide for a 3-day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.

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

Last Action Date: April 8, 2019