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PA Bill Number: SB897

Title: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms.

Description: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 15, 2019

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB1475

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This bill is geared towards, supposedly, stopping illegal gun trafficking through tougher sentencing. However, the sponsor, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, is a dedicated anti-gun person and is not generally trustworthy to support our rights.

Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Smuggling and trafficking: U.S. Sentencing Commission: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a crime. Specifically, it prohibits: purchasing or transferring a firearm with the intent to deliver it to a prohibited person; providing false or misleading material information in connection with a firearm purchase or transfer; and directing, promoting, or facilitating such prohibited conduct. The prohibition does not apply to a firearm lawfully acquired to give as a gift or lawfully received as a gift. A person who commits a gun trafficking offense is subject to a prison term of up to 20 years (or 25 years if such person also acted as an organizer). A person who conspires to commit a gun trafficking offense is subject to a prison term of up to 10 years. The U.S. Sentencing Commission must review and, if appropriate, amend the sentencing guidelines and policy statements that apply to persons convicted of trafficking in firearms.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 21, 2017

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1475/all-info

Sponsors

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85 sponsors: Carolyn Maloney (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Patrick Meehan (R); Peter King (R); Robin Kelly (D); Daniel Donovan (R); Eleanor Norton (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Mark Takano (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Katherine Clark (D); Niki Tsongas (D); John Garamendi (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Michael Capuano (D); Jackie Speier (D); James Langevin (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Gwen Moore (D); Keith Ellison (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Jose Serrano (D); David Cicilline (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Mark Pocan (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Mike Quigley (D); Frank Pallone (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Donald Payne (D); Steve Cohen (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); John Conyers (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Robert Brady (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Jamie Raskin (D); John Yarmuth (D); Joseph Crowley (D); James McGovern (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); William Keating (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Ro Khanna (D); Ann Kuster (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Adam Smith (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Susan Davis (D); Betty McCollum (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Adam Schiff (D); Juan Vargas (D); Lacy Clay (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Bradley Schneider (D); Darren Soto (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Norma Torres (D); Jacky Rosen (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Doris Matsui (D); Raul Ruiz (D); Dwight Evans (D); Albio Sires (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Donald Norcross (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Eliot Engel (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Grace Meng (D); Conor Lamb (D); Joseph Morelle (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 21 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Mar 9 2017 Introduced in House
House Mar 9 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 17 2017 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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