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PA Bill Number: HB275

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for authorized license-issuing agents.

Description: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for authorized license-issuing agents. ...

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: May 23, 2017

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56 total bills, 24 anti-gun bills,
26 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed U.S. House Firearm Legislation

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1045

Title: Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2017

Description: Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the Army Corps of Engineers from promulgating or enforcing any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm at a water resources development project administered by the Corps of Engineers if: (1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm, and (2) the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the state in which the project is located.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1047

Title: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

Description: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of its entire process of examining and testing an item to determine whether it is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. The bill bars the ATF from editing or erasing any such recording. The ATF must make a digital video disc containing a copy of the recording available to: (1) a person requesting a copy who claims an ownership interest in such item, and (2) a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item. An item which the ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless: (1) the ATF has complied with the requirements of this bill to make its digital video disc available, or (2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

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HB1072

Title: Obamacare Replacement Act

Description: Obamacare Replacement Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 17, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1079

Title: Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act

Description: Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify campus security reporting requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student aid programs. Currently, an IHE must annually report certain crime statistics in the following categories: (1) criminal offenses; (2) criminal offenses motivated by bias (i.e., hate crimes); (3) domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; and (4) arrests and referrals for disciplinary action. This bill expands the categories of reportable crime statistics to also include criminal offenses in which a firearm was present at the scene of the crime. Additionally, it requires an IHE to include, in its annual security report provided to students and employees, a statement of its current policy on concealed carry or open carry of firearms. An IHE must also disclose that policy on its website and in promotional materials.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1111

Title: Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017

Description: Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2017 This bill establishes a Department of Peacebuilding in the executive branch, to be headed by a Secretary of Peacebuilding, dedicated to peacebuilding, peacemaking, and the study and promotion of conditions conducive to both domestic and international peace and a culture of peace. The bill sets forth the mission of the department, which includes the cultivation of peace and peacebuilding as a strategic national policy objective and development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful conflict resolution, and structured conflict mediation. There is established in the department: (1) the Office of Peace Education and Training, (2) the Office of Domestic Peacebuilding Activities, (3) the Office of International Peacebuilding Activities, (4) the Office of Technology for Peace, (5) the Office of Arms Control and Disarmament, (6) the Office of Peacebuilding Information and Research, (7) the Office of Human Rights and Economic Rights, and (8) the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Peace. A Federal Interagency Committee on Peace is established to coordinate the actions of the department with other federal agencies. The Department of Defense and the Department of State must consult with the department concerning nonviolent means of conflict resolution when a conflict between the United States and any other government or entity is foreseeable, imminent, or occurring. The department shall encourage citizens to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace on Peace Days, which shall include discussions of the professional activities and the achievements in the lives of peacemakers.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Last Action Date: February 16, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1137

Title: Collectible Firearms Protection Act

Description: Collectible Firearms Protection Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1181

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms without the order or finding of a judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 21.

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1278

Title: Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

Description: Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB145

Title: CLEAN Act Citizen Legislature Anti-Corruption Reform Act

Description: CLEAN Act Citizen Legislature Anti-Corruption Reform Act This bill amends the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) to exclude Members of Congress, except the Vice President, from further CSRS and FERS retirement coverage. The bill prohibits further government contributions or deductions from such Member's basic pay for deposit in the Treasury to the credit of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund. Nothing in this bill shall: (1) be considered to nullify, modify, or otherwise affect any right, entitlement, or benefit under CSRS or FERS for any Member covering any period before enactment of this bill; or (2) affect the eligibility of a Member to participate in the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) in accordance with otherwise applicable law. The bill requires that each bill, order, resolution, or vote submitted by Congress to the President be limited to one subject which shall be clearly expressed in the measure's or vote's title. Any provision of law that provides an exception in its application to a Member of Congress or an employee of such Member shall have no effect. Each state must conduct congressional redistricting, beginning with the decennial census conducted during 2020, using a redistricting plan developed by a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission (NIRC). After such redistricting, no state may use federal funds directly for election administration purposes unless it certifies to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) that it conducts redistricting for its legislative districts using an NIRC redistricting plan. Each state must hold open primaries for elections for federal office. A state may not use any federal funds provided directly for election administration purposes unless it certifies to the EAC that it holds open primaries for elections for state and local office.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

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HB1475

Title: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017

Description: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: March 21, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1478

Title: Gun Violence Research Act

Description: Gun Violence Research Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: March 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1537

Title: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

Description: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1612

Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017

Description: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: March 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB163

Title: Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act

Description: Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings from being brought against firearm or ammunition manufacturers, sellers, importers, dealers, or trade associations for criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm by the person bringing the action or a third party.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: January 13, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1692

Title: Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act

Description: Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act

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

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1708

Title: Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017

Description: Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1746

Title: Airport Security Act of 2017

Description: Airport Security Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: April 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1832

Title: To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Description: To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. This bill authorizes FY2018-FY2023 appropriations for the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: March 31, 2017

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HB1906

Title: REDEEM Act Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2017

Description: REDEEM Act Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: April 26, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1976

Title: Protecting the Second Amendment Act

Description: Protecting the Second Amendment Act

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1982

Title: Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2017

Description: Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB200

Title: Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Description: Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.

Last Action Date: February 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2033

Title: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

Description: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

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

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2089

Title: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act

Description: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2097

Title: ATF Wrongful Reclassification Act

Description: ATF Wrongful Reclassification Act

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2098

Title: Second Amendment Defense Act of 2017

Description: Second Amendment Defense Act of 2017 This bill prohibits a federal government officer or employee from taking an action that limits an individual's conduct related to firearms or ammunition that is more restrictive than limitations in effect as of January 3, 2016.

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

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2380

Title: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

Description: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.

Last Action Date: May 5, 2017

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HB2431

Title: Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act

Description: Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act

Last Action: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 13.

Last Action Date: May 24, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2513

Title: Police Officers Protecting Children Act

Description: Police Officers Protecting Children Act

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB256

Title: Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act

Description: Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm to the spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty. (Current law already allows a licensed dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell a firearm to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty.) The bill also specifies that, for purposes of federal firearms laws, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, or his or her spouse, is a resident of the state in which: (1) the member or spouse maintains legal residence, (2) the permanent duty station of the member is located, and (3) the member maintains a home from which he or she commutes to the permanent duty station.

Last Action: Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H396)

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2598

Title: To provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.

Description: To provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.

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

Last Action Date: May 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2620

Title: To revise various laws that interfere with the right of the people to obtain and use firearms for all lawful purposes.

Description: To revise various laws that interfere with the right of the people to obtain and use firearms for all lawful purposes.

Last Action: Referred to House Ways and Means

Last Action Date: May 24, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2670

Title: 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.

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: May 25, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB34

Title: Safe Students Act

Description: Safe Students Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions that prohibit the possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone.

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB358

Title: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition. This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition. An individual may transport a firearm between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm. During transport, the firearm must be unloaded and secured or securely stored. Additionally, an individual may transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device, between two places where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device. During transport, the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored. This bill prohibits the arrest or detention of an individual for a state or local firearm or ammunition violation unless there is probable cause to believe the individual failed to comply with the provisions of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB367

Title: To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.

Description: To provide that silencers be treated the same as long guns.

Last Action: Referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB38

Title: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Description: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence. Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry or possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public.

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB472

Title: Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act

Description: Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act This bill amends the Fair Housing Act to provide that nothing in federal law relating to protections for persons with disabilities prohibits a local, state, or federal government body from: requiring a reasonable minimum distance between residential recovery facilities within a particular area zoned for residential housing if such requirement is necessary to preserve the residential character of the area and allows for some of such facilities to be located within such area; and requiring that such a facility obtain an operating license or use permit or satisfy a set of consumer protection standards, which may include a maximum capacity requirement. A residential recovery facility is a residence that provides housing to individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction with the promise of providing a clean and sober environment in return for direct or indirect payment to an owner, operator, or compensated staff person. Facilities receiving payments from a federal health care program, or via private insurance purchased on a federal exchange or federally subsidized, for either housing, recovery services, or testing or monitoring for drugs or alcohol shall ensure that residents: (1) are provided a safe living environment completely free from illicit drugs, alcohol, firearms, harassment, abuse, or harm; and (2) live in a licensed or registered residence that has committed to following standards approved by states and localities.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB509

Title: ATF Elimination Act

Description: ATF Elimination Act

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

Last Action Date: February 8, 2017

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HB550

Title: Checkpoint Safety Act of 2017

Description: Checkpoint Safety Act of 2017 This bill revises minimum requirements for the deployment of armed law enforcement personnel at security screening locations at certain airports. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), formerly the Under Secretary of Transportation for Security of the Department of Transportation, shall order the deployment of at least one armed law enforcement officer within 300 feet of the security screening location and within the terminal during operating hours of each airport having annual enplanements of 8 million or more or international enplanements of 1 million or more. The TSA shall order the deployment of additional armed law enforcement officers at such airports if deemed necessary to ensure airport security. The bill revises air transportation security program requirements to require that such programs ensure: law enforcement presence at each airport is adequate to ensure the safety of passengers, as under current law, and their property; close cooperation between all relevant parties in ensuring airport security; high training standards for all security and law enforcement personnel; prompt notification of, and law enforcement response to, any security incidents at airports, including detention of persons who attempt to evade transportation security screening; and multiple means for TSA Officers or members of the public to request prompt law enforcement assistance in the airport. The bill repeals TSA authority for allowing deputized state and local law enforcement officers to be stationed other than at airport security screening locations.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security.

Last Action Date: February 2, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB57

Title: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2017

Description: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2017 This bill requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to submit a biannual report to Congress on the number of proposed firearm transfers where: (1) a licensed gun dealer submitted a background check through the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NICS), (2) NICS failed to respond to the licensed gun dealer within three business days, and (3) the licensed gun dealer completed the transfer. The FBI must also report on the procedures followed once the transferee is discovered to be ineligible.

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB61

Title: Fair Chance for Youth Act of 2017

Description: Fair Chance for Youth Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish a process to expunge and seal certain youth criminal records. A youth is an individual who was arrested, prosecuted, or sentenced for a criminal offense committed at age 21 or younger. A youth may petition to expunge records related to: (1) a misdemeanor conviction, (2) a nonviolent felony drug conviction, (3) a conviction for any nonviolent offense committed prior to attaining age 18, or (4) an arrest or prosecution for a nonviolent offense that is disposed of. A youth may petition to seal records related to: (1) a nonviolent conviction, (2) a conviction for any offense committed prior to attaining age 18, and (3) an arrest or prosecution for a nonviolent offense that is disposed of. Each federal district court must establish a Youth Offense Expungement and Sealing Review Board to review, evaluate on the merits, and make recommendations to grant or deny expungement and sealing petitions. The Court must consider and decide each petition for which it receives a Review Board recommendation. The Department of Justice must report on the number of: (1) expungement and sealing petitions granted and denied, and (2) times a U.S. attorney supported or opposed an expungement or sealing petition. This bill's provisions apply to youth regardless of whether such youth became involved in the federal criminal justice system before, on, or after enactment.

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB613

Title: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017

Description: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow a correctional officer at a federal prison or correctional institution to: (1) store firearms on BOP premises in a secure storage area outside the security perimeter of the institution or in a vehicle lockbox, and (2) carry a concealed firearm on BOP premises outside the security perimeter of the institution.

Last Action: Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

Last Action Date: April 27, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB62

Title: Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2017

Description: Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice to hire 200 additional agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB622

Title: Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act

Description: Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act This bill declares that, by September 30, 2017, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) shall terminate the Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations unit and cease using Forest Service employees to perform law enforcement functions on federal lands. Also by such date, the Department of the Interior shall terminate the Bureau of Land Management Office of Law Enforcement and cease using Interior employees to perform law enforcement functions on federal lands. Interior shall make a grant to each state to permit the state to maintain law and order on federal land, protect individuals and property on federal lands, and enforce federal law. Any state or local government receiving the grant or subgrant shall enter into an agreement with Interior or USDA, as appropriate, to address the maintenance of law and order and the protection of individuals and property on federal land. In any such agreement, Interior or USDA must waive all civil claims against the state or local government and indemnify that government and save it harmless from all claims by third parties for property damage or personal injury that may arise out of law enforcement functions performed under the agreement. A state or local law enforcement officer performing law enforcement functions pursuant to such an agreement shall not generally be deemed a federal employee with respect to hours of work, compensation rates, leave, unemployment compensation, and federal benefits, among other things.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry.

Last Action Date: February 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB629

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act This bill prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms without the order or finding of a judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

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

Last Action Date: February 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB788

Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Description: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorizing a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for those costs; (3) limiting the federal share of those costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) requiring amounts provided for those costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years. The United States shall be shielded from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function. The bill urges the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range to encourage its continued use for target practice or marksmanship training.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB810

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

Description: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB82

Title: Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act of 2017

Description: Criminal Alien Deportation Enforcement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to prohibit financial assistance to a foreign country that refuses or unreasonably delays the acceptance of an alien who: (1) is a citizen, subject, national, or resident of such country; and (2) has received a final order of removal from the United States. A country shall be deemed to have refused or unreasonably delayed acceptance of an alien if it does not accept such alien within 90 days of receiving an authorized repatriation request. The Department of Homeland Security shall submit a report to Congress every three months that: (1) lists the countries that refuse or unreasonably delay repatriation; and (2) includes the total number of aliens who were refused repatriation, organized by country, detention status, and criminal status. A listed country shall be subject to U.S. entry and financial assistance prohibitions unless it issues appropriate travel documents: (1) within 100 days after such report's submission for aliens convicted of a crime committed in the United States, and (2) within 200 days after such report's submission for all other aliens. A victim (or an immediate family member thereof) of a crime committed by any alien who has been issued a final order of removal shall have standing in federal district court to enforce entry and financial prohibitions. The Immigration and Nationality Act is amended to: (1) discontinue granting visas to a subject, national, or resident of a listed country unless the country has issued the appropriate travel documents pursuant to this bill; and (2) grant standing to enforce such provision in federal district court to a victim (or an immediate family member thereof) of a crime committed by any alien who has been issued a final order of removal.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

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HB909

Title: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Description: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to his or her pet. Additionally, an interstate violation of a protection order includes interstate travel with the intent to violate a protection order against a pet that is included within the scope of the protection order. The bill specifies the applicable criminal penalty—a prison term of up to five years, a fine, or both—for a person who commits an interstate violation of a protection order against a pet. With respect to a defendant who commits a domestic violence offense or an interstate violation of a protection order, mandatory restitution in the "full amount of victim's losses" includes costs incurred for veterinary services related to the pet. The bill directs the Department of Agriculture to award grants for shelter and housing assistance and support services for domestic violence victims with pets. Finally, it expresses the sense of Congress that states should include, in domestic violence protection orders, protections against violence or threats against a person's pet.

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

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HJR40

Title: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

Description: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made through a representative payee because the individual is determined to be mentally incapable of managing them. (Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and purchase or possession by a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective.)

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 115-8.

Last Action Date: February 28, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR361

Title: Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

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

Last Action Date: May 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR367

Title: Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.

Description: Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Rules.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR370

Title: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that a standing committee (or subcommittee thereof) hearing be held whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence.

Description: Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to require that a standing committee (or subcommittee thereof) hearing be held whenever there is a moment of silence in the House for a tragedy involving gun violence.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Rules.

Last Action Date: May 26, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HR71

Title: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 41) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

Description: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 41) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. Sets forth the rule for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 41) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

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

Last Action Date: February 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR90

Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that gun violence is a public health issue and Congress should enact by the end of the 115th Congress comprehensive Federal legislation that protects the Second Amendment and keeps communities safe and healthy, including expanding enforceable background checks for all commercial gun sales, improving the mental health system in the United States, and making gun trafficking and straw purchasing a Federal crime.

Description: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that gun violence is a public health issue and Congress should enact by the end of the 115th Congress comprehensive Federal legislation that protects the Second Amendment and keeps communities safe and healthy, including expanding enforceable background checks for all commercial gun sales, improving the mental health system in the United States, and making gun trafficking and straw purchasing a Federal crime. Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) gun violence is a public health issue; and (2) Congress should expand enforceable background checks for all commercial gun sales, improve the mental health system, and make gun trafficking and straw purchasing a federal crime.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: February 10, 2017

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