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PA Bill Number: HB275

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for authorized license-issuing agents.

Description: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for authorized license-issuing agents. ...

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: May 23, 2017

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23 total bills, 5 anti-gun bills,
12 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed U.S. Senate Firearm Legislation

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

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SB1084

Title: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017

Description: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: May 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1092

Title: A bill to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions.

Description: A bill to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: May 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1185

Title: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

Description: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3043-3044)

Last Action Date: May 18, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1212

Title: A bill to provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others, and law enforcement, with new tools to prevent gun violence.

Description: A bill to provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others, and law enforcement, with new tools to prevent gun violence.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3147-3148)

Last Action Date: May 24, 2017

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SB151

Title: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2017

Description: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2017 This bill requires each federal department or agency to provide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) information about a person who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. The FBI and its Joint Terrorism Task Forces must immediately be notified of a request to transfer a firearm or explosive to a person who is, or was within the previous 10 years, under a federal terrorism investigation. The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community must audit the federal government's terrorism-related screening and watch list procedures. The bill directs the Department of Justice to establish a process to delay and prevent the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a person who is, or was within the previous 10 years, under a federal terrorism investigation.

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

Last Action Date: January 17, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB159

Title: Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2017

Description: Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2017

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB162

Title: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

Description: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017 This bill declares that a Washington, DC statute that prohibits the killing of wild birds and wild animals in DC does not authorize the DC Council, Mayor, or any DC governmental or regulatory authority to prohibit or unduly burden the ability of persons otherwise not prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law from acquiring or using for lawful purposes any firearm neither prohibited by federal law nor subject to the National Firearms Act. DC is denied authority to enact laws or regulations that discourage or eliminate the private ownership or use of firearms for legitimate purposes. The bill: (1) amends the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 (FCRA) to repeal DC's registration requirement for possession of firearms, and (2) maintains the current ban on the possession and control of a sawed-off shotgun, machine gun, or short-barreled rifle. This bill prohibits dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms without complying with federal law requirements. In the case of a sale or transfer of a handgun to a DC resident, a federally licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer of firearms in Maryland or Virginia shall be treated as a dealer licensed in DC if certain requirements are met. The bill prohibits selling, transferring or otherwise disposing of any firearm or ammunition to any person if the sellers or transferors know that such person is prohibited by federal law from possessing or receiving it. Individuals prohibited from possessing a firearm by federal law are barred from possessing a firearm in DC. The bill repeals specified DC policies and requirements regarding the keeping or storing of firearms and eliminates criminal penalties for possession of unregistered firearms. The bill amends the District of Columbia Code to: (1) allow DC property owners to prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms on their property, (2) authorize certain individuals to carry firearms in certain places and for certain purposes, (3) prescribe requirements for lawful transportation of firearms, and (4) prohibit the use of toy and antique pistols to commit a violent or dangerous crime. DC is authorized to prohibit or restrict the possession of firearms, except to certain lessees, within any building or structure under its control that has implemented security measures to identify and exclude unauthorized or hazardous persons or articles. The DC Chief of Police shall issue a five-year license to carry a concealed pistol to any qualified individual who completes the application process. The bill: (1) repeals FCRA requirements that a gun offender register and verify certain identifiable information with the Chief; and (2) repeals specified DC statutes in order to conform with this bill and restores any provision of law amended or repealed by such statutes as if they had not been enacted into law.

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

Last Action Date: January 17, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB18

Title: Fair Tax Act of 2017

Description: Fair Tax Act of 2017 This bill is a tax reform proposal that imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services in lieu of the current income and corporate income tax, employment and self-employment taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23% in 2019, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years. There are exemptions from the tax for used and intangible property, for property or services purchased for business, export, or investment purposes, and for state government functions. Under the bill, family members who are lawful U.S. residents receive a monthly sales tax rebate (Family Consumption Allowance) based upon criteria related to family size and poverty guidelines. The states have the responsibility for administering, collecting, and remitting the sales tax to the Treasury. Tax revenues are to be allocated among: (1) the general revenue, (2) the old-age and survivors insurance trust fund, (3) the disability insurance trust fund, (4) the hospital insurance trust fund, and (5) the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund. No funding is authorized for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service after FY2021. Finally, the bill terminates the national sales tax if the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: January 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB276

Title: Judicial Administration and Improvement Act of 2017

Description: Judicial Administration and Improvement Act of 2017

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S657)

Last Action Date: February 2, 2017

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SB322

Title: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017

Description: Pet and Women Safety Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of stalking to include conduct that causes a person to experience a reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury to his or her pet. Additionally, an interstate violation of a protection order includes interstate travel with the intent to violate a protection order against a pet that is included within the scope of the protection order. The bill specifies the applicable criminal penalty—a prison term of up to five years, a fine, or both—for a person who commits an interstate violation of a protection order against a pet. With respect to a defendant who commits a domestic violence offense or an interstate violation of a protection order, mandatory restitution in the "full amount of victim's losses" includes costs incurred for veterinary services related to the pet. The bill directs the Department of Agriculture to award grants for shelter and housing assistance and support services for domestic violence victims with pets. Finally, it expresses the sense of Congress that states should include, in domestic violence protection orders, protections against violence or threats against a person's pet.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Last Action Date: February 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB394

Title: Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act

Description: Protect Our Military Families' 2nd Amendment Rights Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a licensed gun dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell or ship a firearm to the spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty. (Current law already allows a licensed dealer, importer, or manufacturer to sell a firearm to a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty.) The bill also specifies that, for purposes of federal firearms laws, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces on active duty, or his or her spouse, is a resident of the state in which: (1) the member or spouse maintains legal residence, (2) the permanent duty station of the member is located, and (3) the member maintains a home from which he or she commutes to the permanent duty station.

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

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB446

Title: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Description: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: February 27, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB533

Title: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017

Description: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: March 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB59

Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Description: Hearing Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a transfer tax on a silencer after January 9, 2017, may receive a refund of such tax. The bill amends the federal criminal code to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers.

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB593

Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Description: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

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

Last Action Date: March 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB618

Title: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

Description: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition. An individual may transport a firearm between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm. During transport, the firearm must be unloaded and secured or securely stored. Additionally, an individual may transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device, between two places where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device. During transport, the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored. This bill prohibits the arrest or detention of an individual for a state or local firearm or ammunition violation unless there is probable cause to believe the individual failed to comply with the provisions of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 14, 2017

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SB72

Title: Counterterror Alert Act of 2017

Description: Counterterror Alert Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to include in the national instant criminal background check system (i.e., the NICS database) information about an individual who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. A federal department or agency must submit to DOJ information about such individual. Additionally, if a licensed gun dealer requests a background check on a prospective gun buyer who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation, then the NICS database must notify the appropriate division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the request and the pending firearm transfer.

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

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SB733

Title: Sportsmen's Act

Description: Sportsmen's Act

Last Action: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. Markup report CQ

Last Action Date: March 30, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB80

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. This bill prohibits the Department of the Army from promulgating or enforcing any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm in any area open to the public (other than a federal facility) at a water resources development project administered by the Chief of Engineers, if: (1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm, and (2) the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the state in which the project is located.

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

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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SB827

Title: REDEEM Act Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2017

Description: REDEEM Act Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB834

Title: A bill to authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Description: A bill to authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting 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: April 5, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SJR14

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

Description: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made through a representative payee because the individual is determined to be mentally incapable of managing them. (Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and purchase or possession by a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective.)

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S494-497)

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SR179

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 2, 2017, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2017 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 2, 2017, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2017 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3223)

Last Action Date: May 25, 2017

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