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PA Bill Number: HB2440

Title: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firearms ...

Description: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firear ...

Last Action: Veto No. 16

Last Action Date: Nov 25, 2020

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB1232

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Limits the transfer of DOD materials (guns, grenades, tanks, etc.) to state and local law enforcement.

Legislation Overview

Title: Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

Subject: Congressional oversight: Firearms and explosives: Government buildings, facilities, and property: Government information and archives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Military facilities and property: Motor vehicles: State and local government operations: Armed forces and national security

Description: Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act Revises the Department of Defense's (DOD's) authority to transfer excess personal property to federal and state law enforcement agencies. Removes DOD's authority to transfer property for counter-drug activities. Requires recipients of DOD property to certify that they: (1) have personnel, technical capacity, and training to operate the property; and (2) will return to DOD any property that is surplus to the recipient's needs. Requires recipients that are not federal agencies to certify that they have notified their local community of requests for DOD property with a notice on a publicly accessible Internet website and postings at prominent locations in the jurisdiction. Requires DOD to submit annually to Congress a description of property to be transferred along with a certification that the transfers are not prohibited by law. Prohibits transfers of: controlled (i.e., military grade) firearms, ammunition, grenades, and explosives; controlled vehicles, certain trucks, and other highly mobile or mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles; armored or weaponized drones; controlled aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded, or that have no established commercial flight application; silencers; long range acoustic devices; and items in the Federal Supply Class of banned items. Prohibits transfers conditioned upon the agency demonstrating the use of any small arms or ammunitions. Prohibits transfers of previously transferred DOD property from one federal or state agency to another such agency. Allows DOD to waive transfer prohibitions for certain trucks and vehicles (other than mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles) if necessary for disasters, rescues, or other purposes where life and public safety are at risk. Requires notice of such a waiver to be provided to Congress and the public. Permits DOD to exempt aircraft parts transferred for regular maintenance of aircraft in an existing fleet. Prohibits obligations or expenditures of appropriations to carry out DOD's property transfer program unless specified conditions have been met, including requirements to verify: (1) that in-person inventories of transferred property have been conducted at each agency, and (2) that 100% of such property was accounted for during the inventories or that agencies unable to account for such property have been suspended from the program. Prohibits federal or state agencies that receive controlled equipment from taking ownership of the property. Requires the Defense Logistics Agency to maintain an Internet website to make available to the public: (1) information on each transfer, broken down by state, county, and recipient; (2) during the 30-day period preceding the date on which any property is transferred, information on the property to be transferred and the recipient; and (3) information on any use of controlled equipment by the transfer recipient.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.

Last Action Date: August 13, 2015



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50 sponsors: Henry Johnson (D); Keith Ellison (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Robert Scott (D); Katherine Clark (D); Judy Chu (D); Jackie Speier (D); Lacy Clay (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Barbara Lee (D); Donna Edwards (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); John Conyers (D); Charles Rangel (D); David Scott (D); Justin Amash (R); Sam Farr (D); Paul Tonko (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Frank Pallone (D); Jose Serrano (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Jim McDermott (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); John Lewis (D); Bobby Rush (D); Michael Honda (D); Diana DeGette (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Danny Davis (D); Mark Pocan (D); Maxine Waters (D); Tom McClintock (R); Alan Grayson (D); Steve Cohen (D); James McGovern (D); Peter DeFazio (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Karen Bass (D); Bonnie Coleman (D)

Chamber Date Action
House Aug 13 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness.
House Mar 4 2015 Introduced in House
House Mar 4 2015 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 11 2015 federal bill text bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Readiness


There have not been any votes on this bill

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