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PA Bill Number: HB861

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for application denial.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for application denial. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Mar 18, 2019

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB8

this is an anti-gun bill   evalutation

Universal background checks and eliminates private sales of firearms and turns citizens into criminals.

Legislation Overview

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/8/all-info

Sponsors

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233 sponsors: Mike Thompson (D); Peter King (R); Jerrold Nadler (D); Brian Fitzpatrick (R); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Brian Mast (R); Robin Kelly (D); Fred Upton (R); Lucy McBath (D); Christopher Smith (R); Scott Peters (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Lori Trahan (D); William Keating (D); Katherine Clark (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Gil Cisneros (D); Mike Quigley (D); Madeleine Dean (D); Mike Levin (D); Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Ann Kirkpatrick (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Salud Carbajal (D); Tom O'Halleran (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Debra Haaland (D); Harley Rouda (D); Donna Shalala (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Sean Maloney (D); Lois Frankel (D); Darren Soto (D); Ilhan Omar (D); Jennifer Wexton (D); Rashida Tlaib (D); Jimmy Panetta (D); Jason Crow (D); Tom Malinowski (D); Susan Davis (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Adam Smith (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Sylvia Garcia (D); Bradley Schneider (D); Steven Horsford (D); Joe Courtney (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Ro Khanna (D); Rebecca Sherrill (D); Kim Schrier (D); Greg Stanton (D); Ruben Gallego (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Joseph Morelle (D); Don Beyer (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Dina Titus (D); John Larson (D); Dean Phillips (D); Cheri Bustos (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Barbara Lee (D); Joseph Neguse (D); John Yarmuth (D); Josh Gottheimer (D); Jose Serrano (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Frank Pallone (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); Eliot Engel (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Donald Norcross (D); Michael Doyle (D); Robert Scott (D); James Himes (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Daniel Kildee (D); Brian Higgins (D); Albio Sires (D); Susan Wild (D); Julia Brownley (D); Gwen Moore (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Nita Lowey (D); Chrissy Houlahan (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Katie Hill (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Debbie Dingell (D); Mark Takano (D); Seth Moulton (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Marc Veasey (D); Mark Pocan (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Grace Meng (D); David Cicilline (D); John Sarbanes (D); Bobby Rush (D); Andy Levin (D); John Lewis (D); Anthony Brown (D); Steve Cohen (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Juan Vargas (D); Peter Welch (D); Jim Cooper (D); Betty McCollum (D); Jesus Garcia (D); Filemon Vela (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Dwight Evans (D); Tim Ryan (D); Jared Huffman (D); Ted Lieu (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Alma Adams (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Luis Correa (D); Max Rose (D); Stephanie Murphy (D); Christopher Pappas (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Paul Tonko (D); David Trone (D); Katie Porter (D); James Langevin (D); Jackie Speier (D); Charlie Crist (D); Donald McEachin (D); Linda Sanchez (D); Al Lawson (D); Rick Larsen (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Derek Kilmer (D); Doris Matsui (D); Diana DeGette (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Steny Hoyer (D); David Scott (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Haley Stevens (D); Sean Casten (D); John Garamendi (D); Ann Kuster (D); Ben Lujan (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Kathy Castor (D); Andy Kim (D); David Price (D); Veronica Escobar (D); Peter Visclosky (D); Brad Sherman (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Adam Schiff (D); Henry Johnson (D); Terri Sewell (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Joyce Beatty (D); James McGovern (D); Elaine Luria (D); Andre Carson (D); Maxine Waters (D); Donald Payne (D); Colin Allred (D); Bill Foster (D); Pete Aguilar (D); Judy Chu (D); Ami Bera (D); Jeff Van Drew (D); Stacey Plaskett (D); Val Demings (D); Josh Harder (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Suzanne Lee (D); Peter DeFazio (D); Danny Davis (D); Abigail Spanberger (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Conor Lamb (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Raja Krishnamoorthi (D); Norma Torres (D); G. Butterfield (D); Angela Craig (D); Richard Neal (D); Denny Heck (D); Lisa Rochester (D); Lauren Underwood (D); Michael San Nicolas (D); Jim Costa (D); Nanette Barragan (D); James Clyburn (D); TJ Cox (D); Lloyd Doggett (D); Al Green (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Lacy Clay (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); Jimmy Gomez (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); Raul Ruiz (D); Joaquin Castro (D); David Loebsack (D); Antonio Delgado (D); Ed Case (D); Bennie Thompson (D); Karen Bass (D); Sharice Davids (D); Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D); Cindy Axne (D); Elizabeth Fletcher (D); Gregorio Sablan (I); Elissa Slotkin (D); Abby Finkenauer (D); Kurt Schrader (D); Joe Cunningham (D)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jan 8 2019 Introduced in House
House Jan 8 2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
House Feb 22 2019 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-11.
House Feb 22 2019 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 3.
House Feb 25 2019 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 145 Reported to House. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
House Feb 27 2019 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 145. (consideration: CR H2242-2263)
House Feb 27 2019 Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
House Feb 27 2019 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 145 and Rule XVIII.
House Feb 27 2019 The Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
House Feb 27 2019 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.44 Amendment (A001) offered by Mrs. Lesko. (consideration: CR H2254-2256, H2259; text: CR H2254)
House Feb 27 2019 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 1.
House Feb 27 2019 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lesko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.45 Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Dean. (consideration: CR H2256-2257; text: CR H2256)
House Feb 27 2019 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dean amendment No. 2.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.45 On agreeing to the Dean amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.46 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Horn, Kendra S.. (consideration: CR H2257-2258, H2260; text: CR H2257)
House Feb 27 2019 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Horn (OK) amendment No. 3.
House Feb 27 2019 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Horn amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.47 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Van Drew. (consideration: CR H2258-2259; text: CR H2258)
House Feb 27 2019 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Drew amendment No. 4.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.47 On agreeing to the Van Drew amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.44 On agreeing to the Lesko amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 250 (Roll no. 96).
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.46 On agreeing to the Horn, Kendra S. amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 310 - 119 (Roll no. 97).
House Feb 27 2019 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 8.
House Feb 27 2019 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
House Feb 27 2019 The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR H2254)
House Feb 27 2019 Mr. Collins (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2260)
House Feb 27 2019 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert new text on regulations in the case of a background check conducted by the national instant criminal background check system, in response to a contact from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, that the system notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if the individual is in violation of subsection (g)(5). Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
House Feb 27 2019 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
House Feb 27 2019 On motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 209 (Roll no. 98).
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.48 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H2262; text: CR H2262)
House Feb 27 2019 H.Amdt.48 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
House Feb 27 2019 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 190 (Roll no. 99).
House Feb 27 2019 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Senate Feb 28 2019 Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Senate Mar 4 2019 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 18 2019 federal bill text bill text
Introduced Feb 22 2019 federal bill text bill text
Engrossed Feb 28 2019 federal bill text bill text
Introduced Mar 5 2019 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
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Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes No Votes Absent Passed Rating Comments
02/27/2019 240 190 2 0 Yes This is the final roll call vote for passage of HR 8 (Universal Background Checks)!
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02/27/2019 220 209 3 0 Yes
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02/27/2019 182 250 5 0 No Lesko Amendment-TSA Pre-Checks
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02/27/2019 310 119 8 0 Yes Kendra Amendment-Expands definition of great bodily harm.
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