PA Bill Number: HB2856
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program ...
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program . ...
Last Action Date: Sep 24, 2022
An effort to prohibit ammunition purchases by "prohibited persons" while still not addressing the flaws in who is prohibited and who is not. Also will be nothing but a burden to the law abiding, adding financial cost beyond the purchase price of ammunition, and backlogging the background check systems (which are failing) even further.
Title: Jaime’s Law
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades
Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.
Session: 117th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Last Action Date: October 19, 2021
Companion Bill: SB1237
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64 sponsors: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Anthony Brown (D); Val Demings (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Lois Frankel (D); Henry Johnson (D); Ro Khanna (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Lucy McBath (D); Gwen Moore (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Mike Quigley (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Juan Vargas (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Robin Kelly (D); Seth Moulton (D); Anna Eshoo (D); David Cicilline (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D); Darren Soto (D); Sean Casten (D); Bobby Rush (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Dina Titus (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Julia Brownley (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Jahana Hayes (D); James Himes (D); Mike Levin (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Steve Cohen (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Kathy Castor (D); Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Joe Courtney (D); Danny Davis (D); Ted Lieu (D); Karen Bass (D); Peter DeFazio (D); Madeleine Dean (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Adam Schiff (D); Don Beyer (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Linda Sanchez (D); Frank Pallone (D); Charlie Crist (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Michael Doyle (D)
|House||Oct 19 2021||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
|House||Apr 20 2021||Introduced in House|
|House||Apr 20 2021||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jun 11 2021||federal bill text||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
There have not been any votes on this bill
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