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PA Bill Number: SB386

Title: In falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous ...

Description: In falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Feb 16, 2017

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28 total bills, 6 anti-gun bills,
18 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

HB1047

Title: To require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

Description: To require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to House Ways and Means

Last Action Date: February 14, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1079

Title: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose their concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms, and for other purposes.

Description: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose their concealed carry or open carry policies with respect to firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1137

Title: To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

Description: To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to House Ways and Means

Last Action Date: February 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

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 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 pro-gun bill

HB256

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

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

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 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.

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 allows a qualified individual to carry or possess a concealed handgun in a school zone and 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

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HB459

Title: Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2017

Description: Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: February 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB472

Title: Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act

Description: Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act

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

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

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

Last Action Date: February 8, 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

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

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Last Action Date: February 10, 2017

watching this 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 House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 1, 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

Last Action: Referred to House Agriculture

Last Action Date: February 7, 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: Presented to President.

Last Action Date: February 16, 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 Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2017

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