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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 HB5478

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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: State and local government operations: Armed forces and national security

Description: Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act - Amends the program under which the Secretary of Defense is authorized to transfer excess personal property of the Department of Defense (DOD) to federal and state agencies for law enforcement activities. Excludes counter-drug activities from the categories of law enforcement activities for which DOD property may be transferred under such program. 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 the 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 the Secretary 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: automatic weapons that are not suitable for law enforcement purposes; weapons of .50 caliber or greater; tactical vehicles, including highly mobile multi-wheeled vehicles, armored vehicles, and mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles; armored or weaponized drones; aircraft that are combat configured or combat coded, or that have no established commercial flight application; grenades and similar explosives; silencers; and long range acoustic devices. Prohibits transfers conditioned upon the agency demonstrating the use of any small arms or ammunitions. Requires the Secretary to ensure that certain items are not transferred from one federal or state agency to another such agency. Prohibits obligations or expenditures of appropriations to carry out the 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. Requires the Defense Logistics Agency to maintain an Internet website that makes available publicly a description of: (1) each transfer broken down by state, county, and recipient; and (2) during the 30-day period preceding the date on which any property is transferred, the property to be transferred and the recipient.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Last Action Date: September 16, 2014



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50 sponsors: Henry Johnson; Justin Amash; Earl Blumenauer; Tony Cardenas; Judy Chu; Katherine Clark; Lacy Clay; John Conyers; Elijah Cummings; Danny Davis; Peter DeFazio; Diana DeGette; Theodore Deutch; Donna Edwards; Keith Ellison; Sam Farr; Alan Grayson; Al Green; Raul Grijalva; Alcee Hastings; Rush Holt; Michael Honda; Sheila Jackson-Lee; Walter Jones; Marcy Kaptur; Raul Labrador; Barbara Lee; John Lewis; Zoe Lofgren; Alan Lowenthal; Tom McClintock; Jim McDermott; James McGovern; James Moran; Jerrold Nadler; Eleanor Norton; Beto O'Rourke; Frank Pallone; Ed Perlmutter; Mark Pocan; Charles Rangel; Lucille Roybal-Allard; Janice Schakowsky; David Scott; Robert Scott; Jose Serrano; Jackie Speier; Paul Tonko; Chris Van Hollen; Maxine Waters

Chamber Date Action
House Sep 16 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Sep 23 2014 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: Armed Services


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