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PA Bill Number: HB1762

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for large capacity ammunition magazine permit and for large capacity ammunition magazines ...

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for large capacity ammunition magazine permit and for large capacity ammunition magazines ... ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Aug 16, 2019

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42 total bills, 25 anti-gun bills,
11 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed U.S. Senate Firearm Legislation

2019-2020 Session2017-2018 Session2015-2016 Session2013-2014 Session

 

this is an anti-gun bill

SB7

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019

Description: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 3, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB42

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: Background Check Expansion Act 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.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 8, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB66

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Description: Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 This bill makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S103-104)

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB69

Title: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019

Description: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019 This bill allows a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms. A qualified individual must (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid state-issued concealed carry permit, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 9, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB94

Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Description: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Last Action: Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SR110

Title: A resolution keeping guns out of classrooms.

Description: A resolution keeping guns out of classrooms.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S1906)

Last Action Date: March 14, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB120

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019

Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB184

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act

Description: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act This bill authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB193

Title: Ethan's Law

Description: Ethan's Law

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 18, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB202

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SR217

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 7 through June 9, 2019, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend" and June 2019 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 7 through June 9, 2019, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend" and June 2019 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S3011)

Last Action Date: May 21, 2019

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SB265

Title: Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019

Description: Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: January 29, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB320

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 4, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB351

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act This bill prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed, or (2) individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

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SB443

Title: A bill to modify the definition of an antique firearm.

Description: A bill to modify the definition of an antique firearm. This bill modifies the date of manufacture used to determine whether a firearm is an "antique firearm" for purposes of federal firearms laws.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: February 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB447

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Keep Americans Safe Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB459

Title: Stopping the Traffic in Overseas Proliferation of Ghost Guns Act

Description: Stopping the Traffic in Overseas Proliferation of Ghost Guns Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Last Action Date: February 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB506

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019

Description: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB542

Title: Interstate Transport Act of 2019

Description: Interstate Transport Act of 2019

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 161.

Last Action Date: July 24, 2019

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SB597

Title: Marijuana Justice Act of 2019

Description: Marijuana Justice Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 28, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB730

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2019

Description: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 7, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB817

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: Hearing Protection Act This bill removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definition of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB875

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019

Description: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 26, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1331

Title: Veterans' Second Amendment Rights Restoration Act of 2019

Description: Veterans' Second Amendment Rights Restoration Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Last Action Date: May 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1352

Title: Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2019

Description: Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 7, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1395

Title: Age 21 Act

Description: Age 21 Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1462

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: Disarm Hate Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 14, 2019

watching this bill

SB1506

Title: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to permit certain individuals complying with State law to possess firearms.

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to permit certain individuals complying with State law to possess firearms.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 16, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1519

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019

Description: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 16, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1779

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Description: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1788

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2019

Description: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1795

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019

Description: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 12, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1831

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019

Description: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1844

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 13, 2019

watching this bill

SB1884

Title: SAFETY Act Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology Act of 2019

Description: SAFETY Act Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology Act of 2019 This bill increases the rate of the research tax credit from 20% to 30% for research expenses to develop smart gun technologies. The bill also modifies the excise tax on the sale of firearms to exempt the portion of the sale price that is attributable to smart gun technology. "Smart gun technology" is technology (other than a simple mechanical lock) that is designed to (1) prevent a firearm from being fired by any individual other than an authorized user; and (2) convert the firearm from the inoperable condition to the operable condition in less than two seconds after the authorized user makes contact with the firearm, the firearm's arming device, or an external safe or locking device.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Last Action Date: June 18, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1924

Title: Jaime's Law

Description: Jaime's Law

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 20, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1943

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2019

Description: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 24, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB2013

Title: A bill to protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects.

Description: A bill to protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Last Action Date: June 27, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2014

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019

Description: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 27, 2019

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SB2092

Title: Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act

Description: Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Last Action Date: July 11, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2272

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2019

Description: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 25, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2376

Title: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2019

Description: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2019

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 31, 2019

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