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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 HR754

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Legislation Overview

Title: Condemning the Government of Iran for its gross human rights violations.

Subject: Crimes against women: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Detention of persons: Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad: Elections, voting, political campaign regulation: Foreign property: Human rights: Immigration status and procedures: International law and treaties: International organizations and cooperation: Iran: Middle East: News media and reporting: Political movements and philosophies: Protest and dissent: Racial and ethnic relations: Religion: Sanctions: Sex offenses: United Nations: Visas and passports: Women's rights

Description: Calls on the government of Iran to abide by its international and domestic obligations regarding human rights and civil liberties, including freedoms of assembly, speech, and press. Deplores: (1) the dramatic rise in executions of Iranian citizens by authorities since the election of President Hassan Rouhani in June 2013, and (2) Iran's mistreatment of its religious minorities. Condemns: (1) the recent execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a woman convicted of killing a man she said she stabbed in self-defense during a sexual assault; (2) the relentless persecution of the Baha'i minority; and (3) the undemocratic elections process that denies Iranians the ability to freely choose their own government. Calls on Iran to release all political prisoners and prisoners of conscience. Notes that the Administration has designated only one Iranian person for the commission of serious human rights abuses under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act since May 30, 2013. Urges the President to increase the utilization of all available authorities, including the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, to impose sanctions on Iranian officials and others responsible for serious human rights abuses, including by freezing assets and barring U.S. entry. Urges the U.S. government to adopt and implement the following recommendations of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom regarding Iran: to seek that violations of freedom of religion and related human rights are part of discussions with Iran, and to work with allies to apply pressure through advocacy, diplomacy, and targeted sanctions; to speak out at the highest levels about the severe religious freedom abuses in Iran, to work for the release of all prisoners of conscience, and to highlight the need for the international community to hold authorities accountable; and to call on Iran to cooperate fully with and allow the United Nations (U.N.) Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran to visit Iran. Stands with the people of Iran who seek the opportunity to freely elect a government of their choosing.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Last Action Date: November 19, 2014

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HE00754:@@@L&summ2=m&

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2 sponsors: Royce, Edward R.; Engel, Eliot L.

History
Chamber Date Action
House Nov 19 2014 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
House Nov 19 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8106-8110)
House Nov 19 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 754.
House Nov 19 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8106-8107)
House Nov 19 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
House Nov 14 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 17 2014 federal bill text bill text
Engrossed Nov 20 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: Foreign Affairs

Votes

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