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PA Bill Number: HB2977

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2020

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB5158

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This legislation deals with criminal records and provides for the ceiling of those records or the expungement of them.

Sponsor: Congressman Chaka Fatah (Pennsylvania)

Legislation Overview

Title: Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2014

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Congressional oversight: Correctional facilities and imprisonment: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Employee hiring: Food assistance and relief: Government studies and investigations: Judicial procedure and administration: Juvenile crime and gang violence: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Poverty and welfare assistance

Description: Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2014 or the REDEEM Act - Amends the federal criminal code to provide a process for the sealing or expungement of records relating to nonviolent or juvenile offenses. Requires a court considering a petition to seal a nonviolent offense to balance factors including the harm of the protected information to the ability of the petitioner to secure and maintain employment. Sets forth limitations on involuntary room confinements at juvenile detention facilities. Amends the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) to remove offenses relating to possession or use of a controlled substance from the categories of drug offenses that result in the convicted individual being ineligible for assistance under: (1) a state program funded with temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) grants under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act; or (2) the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program) or any state program carried out under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008. Prohibits the denial of such assistance and benefits if the convicted individual: (1) committed an offense related to a substance abuse disorder, (2) participates in a substance abuse treatment program, and (3) complies with all court-imposed obligations. Includes employment services among the categories of federal benefits that are not to be denied under PRWORA. Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow the Attorney General, in awarding public safety and community policing grants, to give preferential consideration to an applicant in a state with laws similar to this Act.

Session: 113th Congress

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

Last Action Date: September 2, 2014

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HN05158:@@@L&summ2=m&

Companion Bill: SB2567

Sponsors

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2 sponsors: Fattah, Chaka; Wolf, Frank R.

History
Chamber Date Action
House Sep 2 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Aug 11 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
House Jul 18 2014 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Jul 18 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
House Jul 18 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
House Jul 18 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 23 2014 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: Ways And Means

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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