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PA Bill Number: HB2819

Title: In sentencing, providing for sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Description: In sentencing, providing for sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 6, 2022

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175 total bills, 38 anti-gun bills,
16 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed U.S. Senate Firearm Legislation

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SJR45

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to "Definition of 'Frame or Receiver' and Identification of Firearms".

Description: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to "Definition of 'Frame or Receiver' and Identification of Firearms".

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

Last Action Date: April 27, 2022

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SJR52

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Egypt of certain defense articles and services.

Description: This joint resolution prohibits the proposed foreign military sale of specified defense articles and services to Egypt.

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

Last Action Date: June 7, 2022

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SJR54

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to Definition of "Frame or Receiver" and Identification of Firearms.

Description: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to Definition of "Frame or Receiver" and Identification of Firearms.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB183

Title: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a framework to limit the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a person who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. Specifically, the 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. Additionally, it requires the FBI and its Joint Terrorism Task Forces to 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 (i.e., a suspected terrorist). Further, the Department of Justice must establish a process to delay and prevent the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a suspected terrorist.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2021

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SB190

Title: Ethan's Law

Description: Establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels. At the federal level, the bill establishes statutory requirements for firearms on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if a resident is ineligible to possess a firearm. An individual who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties. A firearm stored in violation of the requirements is subject to seizure and forfeiture. At the state and tribal levels, the bill requires the Department of Justice to award grants to implement functionally identical requirements for the safe storage of firearms.

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

Last Action Date: February 3, 2021

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SR242

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 4, 2021, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2021 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: This resolution supports the designation of National Gun Violence Awareness Month and the designation of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 26, 2021

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SB281

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021

Description: 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: February 8, 2021

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SB292

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

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

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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SB525

Title: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

Description: Revises criminal 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. The term transport includes staying in temporary lodging overnight; stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, or medical treatment; or any other activity incidental to the transport. The 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 2, 2021

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SB527

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021

Description: Establishes new federal firearms restrictions for individuals who are convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses. The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. The term misdemeanor crime of stalking means a misdemeanor stalking offense under federal, state, tribal, or municipal law and a course of harassment, intimidation, or surveillance of another person that (1) places such person in reasonable fear of harm to themselves, an immediate family member, a household member, or a spouse or intimate partner (including a current or former dating partner); or (2) causes emotional distress to such person. The bill also specifically prohibits dating partners who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to certain restraining orders from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Currently, such restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants.

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB529

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: 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: March 2, 2021

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SB556

Title: Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: Establishes the Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Among other things, the advisory council must assess the needs of victims of gun violence and disseminate information about helpful resources.

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

Last Action Date: March 3, 2021

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SB591

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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SR636

Title: A resolution urging the development of a strategy to counter the rise in violent crime across the United States.

Description: A resolution urging the development of a strategy to counter the rise in violent crime across the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2522-2523)

Last Action Date: May 16, 2022

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SR651

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 3, 2022, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2022 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: This resolution expresses support for the designation of June 2022 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month and the designation of June 3, 2022, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2755-2756)

Last Action Date: May 26, 2022

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SB675

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

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

Last Action Date: March 10, 2021

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SR682

Title: A resolution designating June 15, 2022, as "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" and the month of June as "Elder Abuse Awareness Month".

Description: This resolution designates June 15, 2022, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The resolution also designates June as Elder Abuse Awareness Month.

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3008; text: CR S3006-3007)

Last Action Date: June 16, 2022

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SR684

Title: A resolution reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons.

Description: This resolution reaffirms the goals of World Refugee Day and the commitment of the United States to promote the safety and well-being of refugees and asylum seekers.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S3033)

Last Action Date: June 21, 2022

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SR685

Title: A resolution designating June 26, 2022 as the "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking".

Description: This resolution designates June 26, 2022, as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and expresses support for efforts to address substance use and prevent drug trafficking and production.

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3028; text: CR S3033-3034)

Last Action Date: June 21, 2022

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SR691

Title: A resolution affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.

Description: This resolution (1) recognizes the increase in educational opportunities, including in sports, for women and girls since the passage of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and (2) encourages the Department of Education and the Department of Justice to ensure that students have a safe learning environment by working to ensure schools prevent and respond to discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S3164-3165)

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SR701

Title: A resolution calling for a democratic transition in the Republic of Chad and standing with the people of Chad.

Description: A resolution calling for a democratic transition in the Republic of Chad and standing with the people of Chad.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Last Action Date: July 11, 2022

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SB702

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed by individuals, 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: March 11, 2021

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SR704

Title: A resolution expressing concern about economic and security conditions in Mexico and reaffirming the interest of the United States in mutually beneficial relations with Mexico based on shared interests on security, economic prosperity, and democratic values, and for other purposes.

Description: A resolution expressing concern about economic and security conditions in Mexico and reaffirming the interest of the United States in mutually beneficial relations with Mexico based on shared interests on security, economic prosperity, and democratic values, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S3274-3275)

Last Action Date: July 13, 2022

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SR711

Title: A resolution expressing the condolences of the Senate and honoring the memory of the victims of the mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4, 2022.

Description: A resolution expressing the condolences of the Senate and honoring the memory of the victims of the mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4, 2022.

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3312; text: CR S3311)

Last Action Date: July 14, 2022

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SB720

Title: U.S. Military Right to Carry Act

Description: Requires a state that receives funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to have implemented (1) a law or policy authorizing members of the Armed Forces who are outside of their state of residence under orders to renew a permit to carry a concealed firearm through the mail, and (2) a law or policy that treats members of the Armed Forces on active duty in the state as residents of the state for purposes of issuing a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the state. The Department of Justice must reduce by 5% the amount that a state would otherwise receive under the grant program if the state fails to comply with either requirement.

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

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SR728

Title: A resolution commending the bravery, courage, and resolve of the human rights and pro-democracy activists in Cuba one year after the historic march led by such activists through the streets of Cuba to exercise the fundamental right to peacefully assemble and speak out against the human rights atrocities committed by the brutal, totalitarian, and illegitimate Communist regime in Cuba.

Description: This resolution commends the bravery, courage, and resolve of the pro-democracy movement and all freedom activists in Cuba for risking everything to bring freedom to the Cuban people. The resolution condemns the repression of the hundreds of pro-democracy activists and political prisoners, including children, that the Cuban regime is unjustly detaining and subjecting to physical and psychological torture, and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of such prisoners. The resolution calls for the international community to stand with the Cuban people and speak out against the totalitarian Communist regime in Cuba for infringing on the freedom of thought, will, expression, assembly, and prosperity of the Cuban people. Finally, the resolution urges the President to firmly declare that the U.S. government will not consider any more concessions or sanctions relief to the brutal, illegitimate Communist regime in Cuba until all conditions for removing sanctions are met in accordance with the laws of the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S3786-3787)

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB736

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2021

Description: 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.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SR741

Title: A resolution to express the sense of the Senate regarding the constitutional right of State Governors to repel the dangerous ongoing invasion across the United States southern border.

Description: A resolution to express the sense of the Senate regarding the constitutional right of State Governors to repel the dangerous ongoing invasion across the United States southern border.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (consideration: CR S3902-3903)

Last Action Date: August 3, 2022

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SR756

Title: A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of the Air Force and celebrating the United States Air Force for 75 years of serving and defending the United States.

Description: This resolution commemorates the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of the Air Force and honors the achievements of the Air Force and Space Force in serving and defending the country.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (text: CR S4517-4518)

Last Action Date: September 8, 2022

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SB763

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Makes changes to the federal statutory framework that prohibits the shipment, transport, receipt, or possession of firearms or ammunition by an individual who is subject to a qualifying domestic violence court order. Under current law, a qualifying domestic violence court order must meet certain criteria, including to (1) be issued after a hearing of which the individual had notice and an opportunity to participate; and (2) restrain the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (i.e., a current or former spouse, a co-parent of a child, or a current or former cohabitant) or the child of an intimate partner. expands the scope of qualifying domestic violence court orders to include an order that is issued after an ex parte hearing (i.e., a hearing with only one party present); restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening a dating partner or former dating partner; or restrains the individual from intimidating a witness. Current law also prohibits an individual who is convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. These restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants, and to offenses that involve physical force or deadly weapons. expands the scope of these restrictions to include dating partners and offenses that involve stalking.

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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SB770

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Authorizes a grant program for states, local governments, and Indian tribes to implement and evaluate handgun purchaser licensing requirements.

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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SR775

Title: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that violence and threats of violence against the employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are unacceptable and should be condemned.

Description: This resolution condemns attacks and threats of violence against the employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4832; text: CR S4858-4859)

Last Action Date: September 20, 2022

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SR783

Title: A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of the Air Force and celebrating the United States Air Force for 75 years of serving and defending the United States.

Description: A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of the Air Force and celebrating the United States Air Force for 75 years of serving and defending the United States.

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4878; text: CR S4863-4864)

Last Action Date: September 20, 2022

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SB788

Title: Firearms Safety Act

Description: Allows an individual taxpayer a new refundable tax credit for the sum of amounts paid for any gun safe and for a concealed carry firearms course or firearm safety course. The bill prohibits any requirement to provide information on firearms owned by the taxpayer.

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

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

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SB803

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

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SR821

Title: A resolution condemning the arrest of Cardinal Zen in Hong Kong, and reaffirming the commitment of the Senate to supporting democracy, autonomy, religious freedom, and human rights in Hong Kong.

Description: A resolution condemning the arrest of Cardinal Zen in Hong Kong, and reaffirming the commitment of the Senate to supporting democracy, autonomy, religious freedom, and human rights in Hong Kong.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S5559)

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB878

Title: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to prohibit straw purchasing of firearms, trafficking in firearms, and related conduct. A violator is subject to criminal and civil penalties, including the seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense, property constituting or derived from proceeds from the offense, and property used to commit or facilitate the offense. The bill authorizes law enforcement to investigate straw purchasing and trafficking in firearms offenses using wiretaps (i.e., authorized interceptions of wire, electronic, or oral communications) and makes the offenses predicate offenses (i.e., underlying offenses) for prosecutions under the federal money laundering statute and the federal racketeering statute.

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2021

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SB974

Title: Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act

Description: Amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws. Specifically, the bill removes provisions that limit the use of firearms tracing data, limit the disclosure of data under the Freedom of Information Act, prohibit imposing a requirement that gun dealers conduct a physical inventory, prohibit consolidating or centralizing records maintained by federal firearm licensees (e.g., gun dealers), and require national instant criminal background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours.

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 2021

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SB1101

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: Modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

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

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB1108

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following: 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 of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: April 14, 2021

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SB1131

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB1155

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: Makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background checks, limit handgun purchases, and extend firearms-related restrictions to new categories of persons. The bill also establishes a grant program to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws. Among its provisions, the bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals); generally prohibits an unlicensed person from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period; establishes a grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws (i.e., red flag laws); generally requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within 48 hours of discovery; makes it unlawful to recklessly leave a loaded and unsecured firearm in a manner that endangers a minor who is under 14 years of age; and extends firearms-related restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, or transportation of firearms and ammunition to persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking and persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB1237

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition 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: April 20, 2021

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SB1261

Title: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

Description: Requires the national instant criminal background check system to automatically notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and relevant state and local law enforcement agencies when the system indicates that a prospective firearm transferee is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

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

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

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SB1338

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

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

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

Last Action Date: April 22, 2021

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SB1373

Title: SAME Act Second Amendment Mandates Equality Act

Description: Reduces the minimum age—from 21 years to 18 years—at which an individual may obtain a handgun from a federally licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector.

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

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

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SB1459

Title: PUBLIC Lands Act Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California Lands Act

Description: Sets forth provisions concerning the restoration, economic development, and conservation of, and recreational access to, certain public lands in California. The bill establishes the South Fork Trinity-Mad River Restoration Area, the California Public Lands Remediation Partnership, the Trinity Lake and Del Norte County visitor centers, the Horse Mountain Special Management Area, the Elk Camp Ridge Recreation Trail, the Sanhedrin Special Conservation Management Area, and the Condor National Scenic Trail. The bill designates specified federal lands as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System, the North Fork Wilderness as the North Fork Eel River Wilderness, specified federal lands as potential wilderness areas, specified segments of certain rivers and creeks and of a specified river estuary as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, the Machesna Mountain and the Fox Mountain Potential Wilderness Areas, the Condor Ridge and Black Mountain Scenic Areas, and the San Gabriel National Recreation Area. Also, the bill authorizes the utilization of certain forest residues for research and development of biobased products that result in net carbon sequestration, authorizes initiatives to restore degraded redwood forest ecosystems in the Redwood National Forest and state parks, requires specified recreational studies and partnerships, and expands the boundaries of the Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

Last Action: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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SB1522

Title: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021

Description: 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: April 29, 2021

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SB1558

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, and receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers). Additionally, the bill revises the federal statutory framework regulating the manufacture, possession, sale, import, shipment, delivery, receipt, and transfer of undetectable firearms. Among the revisions, the bill defines undetectable firearm as a firearm without a major component wholly made of detectable material.

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

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

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SB1586

Title: Restoring the Armed Career Criminal Act

Description: Modifies the prior convictions that trigger a 15-year enhanced mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who commits a firearms offense after three or more such prior convictions.

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

Last Action Date: May 12, 2021

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SB1610

Title: LEOSA Reform Act

Description: Broadens the authority for certain law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, the bill allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms and ammunition (including magazines) in school zones; in national parks; on state, local, or private property that is open to the public; and in certain federal facilities that are open to the public. Further, the bill permits states to reduce the frequency with which retired law enforcement officers must meet certain qualification standards.

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

Last Action Date: May 13, 2021

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SB1775

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021

Description: A bill to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 62.

Last Action Date: May 24, 2021

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SB1801

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2021

Description: Requires the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions.

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

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB1825

Title: Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021

Description: Requires safety standards for firearm locks and safes. Under such standards, firearm locks must be reasonably designed to (1) prevent the firearm from discharging while the lock is activated, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. Further, firearm safes must be reasonably designed to (1) secure firearms, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the safe through physical manipulation or damage.

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

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB1916

Title: Protecting the Right To Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits (1) the President or the Department of Health and Human Services from declaring emergencies or disasters for the purpose of imposing gun control; and (2) a federal officer or employee, or person operating under color of federal law, from banning the manufacture, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency.

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

Last Action Date: May 27, 2021

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SB1920

Title: ATF Accountability Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory process for licensed gun dealers, importers, or manufacturers to appeal a ruling or determination by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

Last Action Date: May 27, 2021

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SB1942

Title: National Heritage Area Act

Description: Requires a standard for the designation of National Heritage Areas. The bill establishes a National Heritage Area System through which the Department of the Interior may furnish technical and financial assistance to local coordinating entities to support the establishment, development, and continuity of the National Heritage Areas. Such system shall be composed of each existing National Heritage Area, National Heritage Corridor, National Heritage Canalway, Cultural Heritage Corridor, and National Heritage Partnership designated by Congress; and each National Heritage Area designated by Congress after enactment of this bill, unless the law designating the area exempts that area from the system by specific reference to this bill. Under the system, Interior shall review and approve management plans for heritage areas, and submit to Congress reports on the activities conducted with respect to such areas. Interior may carry out or review a study that assesses the suitability and feasibility of each proposed heritage area. Interior must review and certify whether a study conducted by others determines an area meets specified requirements, including that it has natural, historic, and cultural resources that represent distinctive aspects of the heritage of the United States. The bill declares that a heritage area shall be designated only by an act of Congress. Management plans must be developed for heritage areas designated under this bill.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 499.

Last Action Date: September 21, 2022

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SB2050

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: 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 definitions 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: June 15, 2021

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SB2090

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Specifically, it prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and receipt, possession, shipment, or transport by a person (1) who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) who has received an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence.

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

Last Action Date: June 16, 2021

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SB2169

Title: Lori Jackson-Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Makes changes to the federal statutory framework that prohibits the shipment, transport, receipt, or possession of firearms or ammunition by an individual who is subject to a qualifying domestic violence court order. Under current law, a qualifying domestic violence court order must meet certain requirements, including to (1) be issued after a hearing of which the individual had notice and an opportunity to participate; and (2) restrain the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (i.e., a current or former spouse, a co-parent of a child, or a current or former cohabitant) or the child of an intimate partner. expands the scope of qualifying domestic violence court orders to include an order that is issued after an ex parte hearing (i.e., a hearing with only one party present); restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening a dating partner or former dating partner; or restrains the individual from intimidating a witness. Current law also prohibits an individual who is convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. These restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants, and to offenses that involve physical force or deadly weapons. expands the scope of these restrictions to include dating partners and offenses that involve stalking. Finally, the bill authorizes grants for state, local, and tribal governments to remove firearms and take other steps after a domestic violence court order is issued.

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

Last Action Date: June 22, 2021

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SB2250

Title: A bill to extend concealed carry rights to Federal judges and prosecutors.

Description: Allows federal prosecutors and judges (including magistrate judges) who meet certain criteria to carry concealed firearms across state lines. The bill authorizes the Attorney General or any U.S. Attorney to file a civil action against any state government, agency, or employee for actions or practices that impede qualified law enforcement officers, including federal prosecutors and judges, from carrying a concealed firearm across state lines.

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

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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SB2260

Title: A bill to increase the maximum penalties for assaulting Federal officers by 50 percent.

Description: Increases the statutory maximum penalties for the following criminal offenses: assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain federal officers or employees using a deadly or dangerous weapon or by inflicting bodily injury; assaulting a family member of certain federal officials to retaliate against or to impede, intimidate, or interfere with the federal official; and assaulting certain former federal officials or their family members to retaliate against the former federal official.

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

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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SB2319

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021

Description: Makes it unlawful to intentionally publish digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2320

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2325

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes grants for states to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements. A state's requirements must incorporate certain elements, including the following: an individual must have a firearms license at the time of acquiring, and during the entire period of possessing, a firearm or ammunition; and an individual who sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, must obtain a firearms dealer license.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2449

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2021

Description: Modifies criminal penalties for an offense involving the theft of a firearm from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, or from their business premises. Specifically, the bill does the following: increases from 10 to 20 years the maximum prison term, and creates a 3- or 5-year mandatory minimum prison term for an offense that occurs during the commission of a burglary or robbery. An attempt to commit an offense is subject to the same penalties as a substantive offense.

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

Last Action Date: July 22, 2021

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SB2725

Title: Accountability for Online Firearms Marketplaces Act of 2021

Description: Removes the federal liability protection that a provider of an interactive computer service (e.g., a social media company) receives for content provided by third parties if the provider operates an online firearms marketplace. Online firearms marketplace refers to an interactive computer service that (1) facilitates firearm-related transactions, (2) advertises or otherwise makes available proposals for transferring firearms, or (3) makes digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.

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

Last Action Date: September 13, 2021

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SB2908

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

Description: Establishes security requirements for the business premises of a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer. Specifically, when the premises are closed for business, an importer, manufacturer, or dealer must secure the firearms inventory and securely store paper business records. A violator is subject to penalties—a civil fine, suspension or revocation of a license, or both a civil fine and suspension or revocation of a license.

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

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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SB2938

Title: Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Description: This act makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background check requirements, broaden the scope of existing restrictions, and establish new criminal offenses. The act also reauthorizes, funds, and supports various programs, grants, and activities to promote access to behavioral and mental health services, enhance school safety and security initiatives, and address gun violence in communities. (Sec. 1) This section designates the federal building and U.S. courthouse located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building. (Sec. 2) This section designates the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 120 4th Street in Petaluma, California, as the Lynn C. Woolsey Post Office Building. DIVISION A--MENTAL HEALTH AND FIREARMS PROVISIONS TITLE I--CHILDREN AND FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES This title reauthorizes, funds, and supports programs, grants, and activities that provide access to mental and behavioral health. (Sec. 11001) This section extends through September 30, 2025, the Medicaid demonstration program for certified community behavioral health clinics. It also expands the program by increasing the number of states that may participate and increasing the length of the demonstration programs. It provides funding for planning grants, technical assistance, and the demonstration programs. (Sec. 11002) This section requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide technical assistance and issue guidance to states on ways to improve access to telehealth under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). (Sec. 11003) This section requires and provides funding for the CMS to (1) issue guidance to support the delivery of medical assistance to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries in school-based settings; and (2) establish a technical assistance center to expand the capacity of state Medicaid agencies, local educational agencies, and school-based entities to provide assistance under Medicaid. This section also authorizes grants for states to implement, enhance, or expand non-health related services through school-based entities under Medicaid and CHIP. (Sec. 11004) This section requires and provides funding for the CMS to regularly review and report on states' implementation of federal requirements to provide early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for children enrolled in Medicaid. The review must address the provision of the services by managed care plans. Additionally, this section requires the Government Accountability Office to evaluate and report on state compliance with the requirements to provide early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for children enrolled in Medicaid. (Sec. 11005) This section reauthorizes through FY2027 pediatric mental health care access grants and allows grants to be used to provide information, support, training, and technical assistance to emergency departments, educational agencies, and schools. TITLE II--FIREARMS This title makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background check requirements for persons who are under 21 years of age, to establish new criminal offenses for straw purchasing of firearms and trafficking in firearms, and to extend federal firearms-related restrictions to individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors against dating partners. (Sec. 12001) This section establishes additional requirements for firearms-related background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for prospective purchasers who are 18 to 21 years of age. Specifically, if a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a gun dealer) contacts the NICS to initiate a firearms-related background check on a person who is 18 to 21 years of age, then this section requires the NICS to contact additional record systems—state criminal history or juvenile justice repositories, state custodians of mental health records, and local law enforcement agencies—for possibly disqualifying juvenile records. Current law already requires the NICS to query national data systems for disqualifying records of an individual who is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Additionally, if cause exists to further investigate a possibly disqualifying juvenile record of a person who is 18 to 21 years of age, then this section allows a firearm transfer to be delayed for up to 10 business days. The requirement for the NICS to contact additional record systems expires in 10 years. (Sec. 12002) This section revises the definition of engaged in the business as applicable to a firearms dealer who is required to be federally licensed. Specifically, it provides that a person who sells firearms to predominantly earn a profit (currently, who sells firearms with the principal objective of livelihood and profit) is engaged in the business of dealing in firearms and is therefore required to be federally licensed. (Sec. 12003) This section allows grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to be used to implement state crisis intervention programs or initiatives, including mental health courts, drug courts, veterans' courts, and extreme risk protection order programs (i.e., red flag laws). (Sec. 12004) This section establishes a federal statutory framework to prohibit straw purchasing of firearms, trafficking in firearms, and related conduct. A violator is subject to criminal and civil penalties, including the seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense, property constituting or derived from proceeds from the offense, and property used to commit or facilitate the offense. The section authorizes law enforcement to investigate straw purchasing and trafficking in firearms offenses using wiretaps (i.e., authorized interceptions of wire, electronic, or oral communications) and makes the offenses predicate offenses (i.e., underlying offenses) for prosecutions under the federal money laundering statute and the federal racketeering statute. (Sec. 12005) This section extends federal firearms-related restrictions to individuals who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence against an individual in a current or recent former dating relationship. Currently, the restrictions generally only apply to individuals who are convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor against a co-parent of a child, a current or former spouse, a current or former cohabitant as a spouse, or a person similarly situated to a spouse. The term dating relationship means a continuing relationship of a serious or intimate nature, as determined based on the length of the relationship, the nature of the relationship, and the frequency and type of interaction between the individuals involved in the relationship. This section specifies that for individuals who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence against a dating partner, the federal firearms-related restrictions apply only to convictions on or after the date of enactment and expire five years after the conviction date if certain conditions are met. TITLE III--OTHER MATTERS Subtitle A--Extension of Moratorium (Sec. 13101) This section delays for one year the implementation of regulations relating to the treatment of certain Medicare prescription drug benefit rebates from drug manufacturers for purposes of federal anti-kickback laws. Subtitle B--Medicare Improvement Fund (Sec. 13201) This section appropriates funds for the Medicare Improvement Fund in FY2022. Subtitle C--Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2022 Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2022 (Sec. 13302) This section provides statutory authority for the federal clearinghouse of school safety resources. The clearinghouse identifies and publishes best practices and recommendations for school safety for use by state and local educational and law enforcement agencies, institutions of higher education, health professionals, and the public. (Sec. 13303) This section requires the Department of Health and Human Services and the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Education to notify their state and local counterparts and other partners about the clearinghouse. (Sec. 13304) This section requires the clearinghouse or the external advisory board to review and report on federal grant programs that could be used to implement best practices and recommendations. This section also requires the clearinghouse to identify state agencies, state grant programs, and other resources that may be used to implement best practices and recommendations. Subtitle D--Amendment on ESEA Funding (Sec. 13401) This section prohibits the use of elementary and secondary education funds to provide any person with a dangerous weapon or training in the use of a dangerous weapon. DIVISION B--APPROPRIATIONS Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 This division provides FY2022 supplemental appropriations to various federal departments and agencies for programs and activities to support behavioral and mental health. The supplemental appropriations are designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits. Specifically, this division provides appropriations to agencies and programs within the Department of Justice for additional resource needs of the NICS, JAG grants for states to implement crisis intervention programs or initiatives, grants for states to upgrade criminal and mental health records for the NICS, a community violence intervention and prevention initiative, and grants to improve school security. Additionally, the division provides appropriations for agencies and programs within the Department of Health and Human Services for block grants for community mental health services; the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which provides early intervention services and treatments with a focus on high-risk or medically underserved populations that experience violence-related stress; activities and services under Project Aware, which promotes access to mental health services among school-aged youth and their families; mental health awareness training; the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; grants to provide mental and behavioral health care training to providers who serve pediatric and other vulnerable populations; grants to promote access to pediatric mental health care services in primary care settings; and grants for states to implement, enhance, or expand non-health related services through school-based entities under Medicaid and CHIP. The division provides appropriations for agencies and programs within the Department of Education for activities to support safe and healthy students, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, grants for school-based mental health services, and demonstration grants for school-based mental health services professionals. Finally, the act exempts the budgetary effects of each division of the act from (1) the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO), (2) the Senate PAYGO rule, and (3) certain budget scorekeeping rules.

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 117-159.

Last Action Date: June 25, 2022

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SB2948

Title: Recreational Lands Self Defense Act

Description: Requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow an individual to possess a firearm in any area open to the public (other than a federal facility) at a Corps water resources development project as long as the individual's 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: October 6, 2021

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SB2954

Title: Fair Adjudications for Immigrants Act

Description: Narrows the scope of certain crime-based grounds for barring or removing an alien from the United States. (Generally, a conviction for certain crimes, such as a crime that carries a term of incarceration of a certain length, may constitute grounds for denying an individual certain immigration benefits.) The bill redefines the term conviction to exclude convictions that have been dismissed, expunged, deferred, annulled, invalidated, withheld, vacated, or pardoned. The term must also exclude adjudications where a court issued a recommendation against removal, an order of probation without entry of judgment, or a similar disposition. In addition, any reference to a term of imprisonment or sentence must, unless otherwise provided (1) only consider the period of incarceration ordered by a court, and (2) exclude any suspended portion of a sentence. Currently, for immigration purposes, a term of incarceration includes any part of the sentence that was suspended. These provisions pertaining to the definition of conviction and terms of imprisonment shall apply to convictions and judgments entered either before or after this bill's enactment. Furthermore, certain crime-based grounds for barring or removing an alien shall not apply if the sentencing court issues a recommendation that the alien not be removed on the basis of the conviction.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7001)

Last Action Date: October 7, 2021

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SB3052

Title: Cambodia Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2022

Description: Directs the President to impose sanctions on foreign persons (i.e., entities and individuals) responsible for acts to undermine democracy in Cambodia, including acts that constitute serious human rights violations and acts to support the establishment of facilities in Cambodia that could be used by China's military. The sanctions shall be directed at foreign persons, including current or former Cambodian government, military, and security forces officials, responsible for such actions, as well as entities controlled or owned by such persons. The sanctions shall include blocking the assets of sanctioned persons and restricting the entry of sanctioned individuals into the United States, and shall not apply to the importation of goods. The President may waive the sanctions with respect to a person if it is in the national interest of the United States. The President may suspend the sanctions if Cambodia makes meaningful progress toward ending government efforts to undermine democracy, ending human rights violations, and meeting other specified conditions. The President must report to Congress on the presence of China's military in Cambodia, including the involvement of China's military in upgrading or constructing certain facilities in Cambodia.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 455.

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB3117

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act

Description: Directs the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to collect information from financial institutions and develop an advisory regarding the reporting of suspicious transactions related to gun violence. Specifically, FinCEN must gather information and develop an advisory related to (1) the procurement of firearms and firearm accessories for the purpose of carrying out lone-wolf acts of terror, and (2) how the U.S. firearms market facilitates gun violence.

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

Last Action Date: October 28, 2021

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SB3142

Title: Election Worker and Polling Place Protection Act

Description: Addresses certain protections for election workers and polling places. In particular, the bill prohibits, with enhanced penalties for certain types of threats and harms (1) intimidation of poll watchers, election officials, and election agents, vendors, and contractors involving violence or threats of harm; and (2) physical damage to or threats to physically damage a polling place, tabulation center, or other election infrastructure.

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

Last Action Date: November 2, 2021

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SB3317

Title: Madeleine K. Albright Democracy in the 21st Century Act

Description: Establishes programs to promote democracy abroad, authorizes Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) democracy programs from FY2023 through FY2027, and addresses related issues. The State Department must establish programs (1) to defend democracy globally, including by enhancing the ability of the State Department and USAID to respond quickly and flexibly to democratic openings and backsliding; (2) to support efforts to enhance government transparency and other activities related to reducing corruption; and (3) for democracy research and development, such as activities to drive innovation in State Department, USAID, and National Endowment for Democracy (NED) responses to complex challenges to democracy. The bill establishes the Democracy in the 21st Century Fund, to be administered by the State Department, to support the programs established by this bill and other related activities. U.S. government assistance for democracy programs shall not be subject to the prior approval of any foreign government. The bill also protects the identities of implementing partners of certain State Department, USAID, and NED assistance programs in countries that are undemocratic or have engaged in gross violations of civil and political rights, including by exempting the names of partners for democracy programs in such countries from Freedom of Information Act requests. The President must report to Congress a comprehensive strategy to promote democracy abroad.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 456.

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB3328

Title: Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act

Description: Expands the special criminal jurisdiction of tribal courts over crimes of domestic violence to include other crimes and types of defendants. Specifically, the bill expands jurisdiction to include the crimes of obstruction of justice, sexual violence, sex trafficking, and stalking. The bill also allows tribal courts to exercise jurisdiction over defendants regardless of whether the defendant has ties to the tribe. The bill also (1) authorizes the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reimburse tribal governments for related expenses (e.g., arrests, prosecution, and detention); and (2) reauthorizes DOJ grants to support tribal criminal justice systems and services.

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

Last Action Date: December 7, 2021

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SB3373

Title: Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022

Description: Addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service. TITLE I--EXPANSION OF HEALTH CARE ELIGIBILITY Conceding Our Veterans' Exposure Now and Necessitating Training Act of 2022 or the COVENANT Act of 2022 Subtitle A--Toxic-Exposed Veterans (Sec. 103) This section provides eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care, including mental health services and counseling, to veterans who (1) participated in a toxic exposure risk activity (e.g., a qualifying activity that requires a corresponding entry in an exposure tracking record system, such as the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record); (2) served in specified locations on specified dates; or (3) deployed in support of a specified contingency operation. (Sec. 104) The VA must complete an assessment to determine (1) the personnel and material resources necessary to implement the expanded provision of care to the veterans specified in Section 103 of this bill (e.g., veterans who participated in a toxic exposure risk activity), and (2) the total number of veterans who served in specified locations on specified dates and receive hospital care or medical services from the VA, disaggregated by priority group.Subtitle B--Certain Veterans Of Combat Service And Other Matters (Sec. 111) This section extends the eligibility period for VA hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for combat veterans who served after September 11, 2001, and are toxic-exposed veterans, including those who did not enroll to receive VA care during the eligibility period. TITLE II--TOXIC EXPOSURE PRESUMPTION PROCESS Toxic Exposure in the American Military Act of 2022 or the TEAM Act of 2022 (Sec. 202) This section prescribes the procedures for establishing or removing presumptions of service-connection based on toxic exposure, including by providing for public notice and comment periods and the establishment of a working group to advise and make recommendations regarding toxic exposures during military service. (Sec. 203) The VA must conduct outreach to certain claimants when a law establishes or modifies a presumption of service-connection. Specifically, the VA must identify and conduct outreach for all claims for compensation for a service-connected disability that (1) were submitted to the VA, (2) were evaluated and denied before the new law went into effect, and (3) might have been evaluated differently if the modification had been applicable to the claim. (Sec. 204) The VA must conduct outreach to certain claimants when a law establishes or modifies a presumption of service-connection in relation to dependency and indemnity compensation. Specifically, the VA must identify and conduct outreach for all claims for dependency and indemnity compensation related to service-connected conditions that (1) were submitted to the VA, (2) were evaluated and denied before the new law went into effect, and (3) might have been evaluated differently if the modification had been applicable to the claim. TITLE III--IMPROVING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SERVICE CONNECTION PROCESS FOR TOXIC-EXPOSED VETERANS Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act of 2022 (Sec. 302) This section establishes a presumption that veterans were exposed to certain substances, chemicals, and airborne hazards during military service in specified locations in specified time frames (e.g., on or after August 2, 1990, in Bahrain). (Sec. 303) The VA must provide a veteran with a medical examination regarding the nexus between a disability and toxic exposure risk activity if a veteran submits a disability compensation claim for a service-connected disability with insufficient evidence. TITLE IV--PRESUMPTIONS OF SERVICE CONNECTION Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2022 (Sec. 401) This section includes veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands between January 1, 1977, and December 31, 1980, as radiation-exposed veterans for purposes of the VA presumption of service-connection for specified cancers. Palomares or Thule Veterans Act of 2022 (Sec. 402) This section includes veterans who participated in the cleanup of radioactive materials at Palomares, Spain, or in the response effort following the on-board fire and crash of a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber in the vicinity of Thule Air Force Base, Greenland, as radiation-exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection for specified cancers. Veterans Agent Orange Exposure Equity Act of 2022 (Sec. 403) This section expands the presumption of service-connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents for veterans who served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975. Specifically, the bill expands the presumption to cover veterans who served during specified time frames in Thailand at any U.S. or Royal Thai bases, Laos, Cambodia, Guam or American Samoa or the waters thereof, or on Johnson Atoll. Under the bill, such veterans are eligible for VA hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care. Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2022 (Sec. 404) This section provides a presumption of service-connection for hypertension and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) for veterans who performed service specified in Section 403 of this bill (e.g., in Thailand). (Sec. 405) This section addresses disability compensation and care issues for Persian Gulf War veterans, including by expanding who qualifies as a Persian Gulf Veteran. Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2022 (Sec. 406) This section establishes a presumption of service-connection for specified diseases associated with exposure to specified substances, chemicals, or airborne hazards becoming manifest in veterans who served in specified locations during specified times (e.g., Iraq on or after August 2, 1990). TITLE V--RESEARCH MATTERS (Sec. 501) The VA must collaborate with various entities, such as the Department of Defense (DOD), to establish the Toxic Exposure Research Working Group to (1) identify collaborative research activities and resources and conduct such research related to health consequences of toxic exposure during military service, and (2) develop a five-year strategic plan for collaborative research activities. (Sec. 502) The VA must continually analyze all clinical data obtained in connection with its provision of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care for toxic-exposed veterans that is likely to be scientifically useful in determining the association between a veteran's medical condition and a toxic exposure. (Sec. 503) The VA must conduct an updated analysis of total and respiratory disease mortality in veterans who served in specified locations at specified times, such as in Kuwait on or after August 2, 1990. (Sec. 504) The VA must conduct an epidemiological study on the health trends of veterans who served in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001. (Sec. 505) The VA must study the incidence of cancer in veterans to determine trends in the rates of incidence of cancer in veterans. (Sec. 506) The VA must enter into an agreement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to study the health trends of veterans who, during active service, participated in activities relating to the Manhattan Project or resided near specified locations proximate to waste arising from activities in connection with the Manhattan Project. (Sec. 507) The VA must enter an agreement with NASEM to study possible relationships between toxic exposures experienced during service in the Armed Forces and mental health conditions. (Sec. 508) The Government Accountability Office must study the state of access and barriers to benefits and services furnished by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to veterans in territories and Freely Associated States of the United States. (Sec. 509) The VA must establish and maintain a publicly accessible website to serve as a clearinghouse for the publication of all toxic exposure research carried out or funded by the executive branch of the federal government. (Sec. 510) The VA must report to Congress on the health effects of jet fuels used by the Armed Forces. TITLE VI--IMPROVEMENT OF RESOURCES AND TRAINING REGARDING TOXIC-EXPOSED VETERANS Fairly Assessing Service-related Toxic Exposure Residuals Presumptions Act of 2022 or the FASTER Presumption Act of 2022 (Sec. 602) The VA must publish a list of its resources for toxic-exposed veterans and veterans who report toxic exposure, families and caregivers of such veterans, and survivors of such veterans who are receiving death benefits. The VA must also develop an informative outreach program for veterans on illnesses that may be related to toxic exposures. (Sec. 603) The VA must incorporate a screening to help determine potential toxic exposures during active military service as part of the health care screening furnished to veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. (Sec. 604) The VA must provide its health care personnel with education and training to identify, treat, and assess the impact on veterans of illnesses related to toxic exposures. Additionally, the VA must incorporate an annual training program for processors of claims for disability benefits relating to service-connected disabilities based on toxic exposures. TITLE VII--RESOURCING (Sec. 701) The VA is authorized to use funds appropriated to the Cost of War Toxic Exposures Fund to continue the modernization, development, and expansion of capabilities and capacity of information technology systems and infrastructure of the VBA to support expected increased claims processing for newly eligible veterans. The VA must submit a plan to Congress for the modernization of the information technology systems of the VBA. (Sec. 702) This section authorizes the VA to carry out various medical facility leases at specified amounts in FY2023 (e.g., an outpatient clinic in Allentown, Pennsylvania). (Sec. 703) This section prohibits funds from being appropriated, obligated, or expended for any major VA medical facility lease unless the congressional veterans affairs committees each adopt a resolution approving the lease. Additionally, this section (1) modifies the requirements for the prospectus that must be submitted regarding a request for funding a major medical facility lease, and (2) authorizes the VA to carry out interim leasing actions as it considers necessary for approved major medical facility leases and replacement leases that do not require approval. (Sec. 704) The VA may enter into a lease with an academic affiliate or other specified entity to acquire space for the purpose of providing health care resources to veterans. (Sec. 705) This section modifies the enhanced-use lease authority of the VA, including by permanently authorizing such authority and extending the maximum term of such leases from 75 to 99 years. This section also provides appropriations for entering into enhanced-used leases and authorizes the VA to deposit unutilized funds received under an enhanced-use lease in the Medical Facilities or the Construction, Minor Projects accounts. (Sec. 706) This section prescribes the authority for joint leasing actions between DOD and the VA. (Sec. 707) This section provides specified appropriations for major medical facility leases through FY2031. TITLE VIII--RECORDS AND OTHER MATTERS (Sec. 801) The VA must conduct an epidemiological study on the health trends of veterans who served at Fort McClellan at any time between January 1, 1935, and May 20, 1999. (Sec. 802) DOD must brief Congress on the quality of its databases that provide the information presented in the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record and the usefulness of the record in supporting members of the Armed Forces and veterans in receiving health care and benefits. (Sec. 803) The VA must provide a means for veterans to update their records as necessary to reflect exposures to occupational or environmental hazards in the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record. Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 (Sec. 804) This section provides a federal cause of action for individuals who resided, worked, or were otherwise exposed (including in utero) for not less than 30 days to water at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987. (Sec. 805) This section establishes the Cost of War Toxic Exposures Fund in the Treasury to be administered by the VA to invest in the delivery of veterans' health care and benefits associated with exposures to environmental hazards during military services and medical and other research relating to exposure to environmental hazards. (Sec. 806) This section provides appropriations to the Cost of War Toxic Exposures Fund to remain available through FY2024. The VA must submit a plan for expending such amounts. (Sec. 807) This section authorizes the VA to provide notice related to claims in an electronic format upon the election of the claimant, including for decisions by the Board of Veterans' Appeals. (Sec. 808) The VA must annually submit a report related to veterans who submit a disability claim for a service-connected disability and were deployed at specified locations at specified times. Additionally, the VA must ensure that VA medical professionals inform a veteran of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry if a veteran seeks treatment at a VA medical facility for issues related to, or ancillary to, the exposure to toxic airborne chemicals and fumes caused by open burn pits. TITLE IX--IMPROVEMENT OF WORKFORCE OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (Sec. 901) The VA must develop and implement a national rural recruitment and hiring plan for the VHA to, among other purposes, recruit health care professionals for rural and highly rural community-based outpatient clinics and medical centers. (Sec. 902) The VA may buy out a non-VA service contract of certain health care professionals to whom the VA has offered employment in exchange for the individual agreeing to be employed at a rural or highly rural facility for at least four years. (Sec. 903) The VA must establish qualifications for each of its human resources positions and establish standardized performance metrics for such positions. The VA must also establish or enhance its systems to monitor human resources actions that occur at local, regional, and national levels to improve performance of those actions. The VA must also submit a plan to Congress for the recruitment and retention of human resources employees within the VA. (Sec. 904) This section increases the pay cap for certain employees of the VHA. (Sec. 905) This section expands employment opportunities for housekeeping aides by removing the requirement that competition for VA housekeeping aide positions is restricted to preference eligibles. (Sec. 906) This section modifies the authority of the VA related to hours, conditions and employment, and pay for certain employees of the VHA, specifically certain appointees and Senior Executive Service positions. Additionally, the section authorizes the VA to establish an awards program for certain appointed personnel, such as physicians. (Sec. 907) The VA is authorized to waive any annual premium or aggregate limitation on pay for an employee of the VHA during the calendar year in which the official duty station of the employee is closed or the office, facility, activity, or organization of the employee is realigned. Similarly, the VA may waive any annual premium or aggregate limitation on pay for an employee whose primary duties include providing expanded care for veterans exposed to open burn pits. (Sec. 908) This section eliminates the limitation on aggregate amounts for awards and bonuses for employees of the VA. (Sec. 909) Among other elements, this section provides additional authority for the VA to provide recruitment and relocation bonuses, retention bonuses, merit awards, incentives for critical skills, and student loan repayments. The section increases the cap on the number of college graduates and post-secondary students the VA may hire through an expedited process. The VA may authorize the fixing of the rate of pay for critical positions in the VA, with some limitations. Additionally, the VA may establish a rate for special pay and may waive the limitation on certain payments, such as bonuses.

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 117-168.

Last Action Date: August 10, 2022

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SB3387

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2021

Description: Modifies procedures for conducting firearms-related background checks through the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, the bill requires the NICS to retain records related to a firearms-related background check for as long as necessary to determine whether an individual is eligible to receive a firearm. Additionally, the bill requires the NICS to query additional databases for relevant information, including the National Data Exchange, the Interstate Identification Index System, and the National Crime Information Center databases.

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

Last Action Date: December 14, 2021

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SB3542

Title: Drone Act of 2022

Description: A bill to prevent the misuse of drones, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: February 1, 2022

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SB3545

Title: Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2022

Description: Modifies the appointment procedures and term of service for the Director of the Bureau of Prisons. Currently, the director is appointed by the Attorney General. requires the director to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The bill also limits the director to a single term of 10 years.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S445)

Last Action Date: February 1, 2022

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SB3663

Title: Kids Online Safety Act

Description: Sets out requirements for covered platforms (i.e., applications or services that connect to the internet and are likely to be used by minors) to protect minors from online harms. A covered platform must act in the best interest of a minor using its application or service. This includes a duty to prevent and mitigate heightened risks of harms that may arise from using the platform (e.g., sexual exploitation). Covered platforms must provide (1) a minor (or a parent) with certain safeguards, such as settings that restrict access to a minor's personal data; and (2) parents with tools to supervise the minor's use of a platform, such as control of privacy and account settings. A covered platform must also disclose specified information, including how, with respect to minors, the platform uses algorithms or targeted advertising. Further, a covered platform must (1) allow minors and parents to report certain harms, (2) refrain from facilitating advertising of products or services that are illegal to sell to minors, and (3) annually report on foreseeable risks of harm to minors posed by use of the platform. The bill provides for enforcement through the Federal Trade Commission and states. In addition, the bill establishes a program to facilitate relevant public interest research and a council to advise on the bill's implementation. It also requires guidelines for market and product research focused on minors and an evaluation of options for age verification at the device or operating system level.

Last Action: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

Last Action Date: July 27, 2022

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SB3672

Title: RETURN Act of 2022 Return Employees to Understaffed Work Sites to Reopen Now Act of 2022

Description: Requires each federal agency to submit to Congress and publish on the agency's website a plan for the agency to resume in-person operations. The plan shall, among other things, include the agency's policy with respect to permitting permanent remote work for employees who can successfully achieve their duties away from their official work sites, metrics to measure the productivity of employees performing remote work to identify employees that fail to fulfill their duties, a plan to provide essential government services in person for individuals in the United States, and measures to prepare for future public health emergencies that can be quickly implemented if remote work becomes necessary. Each agency must submit a report to the General Services Administration recommending termination of the agency's leases of physical work spaces that are underused.

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

Last Action Date: February 16, 2022

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SB3776

Title: Stopping the Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act

Description: Makes it unlawful to import, manufacture, or sell a firearm or ammunition by fraudulent means (e.g., false representations). Further, it makes it unlawful to transmit a wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce related to such a fraudulent importation, manufacture, or sale. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both.

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

Last Action Date: March 8, 2022

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SB4029

Title: Traveler's Gun Rights Act

Description: A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to define "State of residence" and "resident", and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: April 7, 2022

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SB4069

Title: Pistol Brace Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend the National Firearms Act to provide an exception for stabilizing braces, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: April 7, 2022

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SB4149

Title: Preventing Pretrial Gun Purchases Act

Description: A bill to ensure that the background check system used for firearms purchases denies a firearm to a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by a lawful court order governing the pretrial release of the person.

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

Last Action Date: May 5, 2022

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SB4157

Title: LEAD Act of 2022 Lead Endangers Animals Daily Act of 2022

Description: Directs the Department of the Interior to promulgate final regulations prohibiting the discharge of a firearm using ammunition other than nonlead ammunition included on the list established pursuant to this bill on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Interior shall establish and annually update a list of nonlead ammunition. The prohibition shall not apply to (1) a government official or agent who is carrying out a statutory duty unrelated to the management of wildlife; (2) a state, local, tribal, or federal law enforcement officer, or the agent of such an officer, who is carrying out a statutory duty; or (3) an active member of the U.S. military who is carrying out official duties. The regulations promulgated pursuant to this bill shall provide that any person that knowingly violates the prohibition may be assessed a civil penalty by Interior of (1) no more than $500 for the first violation, and (2) no less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for each subsequent violation.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: May 5, 2022

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SB4162

Title: School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Description: Requires the Department of Education (ED) to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. The report must collect specified information, including the number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide and the number of those that were mass shootings; the number of people killed or injured in each school shooting; the age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each victim; the motivation of the shooter; how the shooting was stopped; the number and type of firearms and ammunition used in each shooting; and the response time of law enforcement. ED must direct the National Center for Education Statistics to collect and publish specified data on school shootings. The center must collect information on the existence or absence of specified measures at the time of the shooting, including physical and other types of security measures, a communication plan with local law enforcement, a response plan that includes coordination with local agencies, and an active shooter response plan.

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

Last Action Date: May 9, 2022

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SB4171

Title: International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022.

Description: A bill to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 407.

Last Action Date: June 14, 2022

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SB4184

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2022

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Among the requirements, the bill generally requires owners of certain firearms—handguns and semiautomatic rifles capable of accepting a detachable ammunition feeding device—to obtain a license, and establishes background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.

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

Last Action Date: May 11, 2022

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SB4238

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2022

Description: A bill to prevent gun trafficking.

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

Last Action Date: May 17, 2022

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SB4263

Title: Federal Firearm Licensing Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require licenses to acquire or receive firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 19, 2022

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SB4278

Title: Age 21 Act

Description: Raises the minimum age to purchase a large capacity ammunition feeding device or semiautomatic assault weapon from 18 to 21 years of age.

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

Last Action Date: May 19, 2022

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SB4367

Title: Protecting our Servicemembers through Proven Methods Act of 2022

Description: A bill to improve certain sexual assault and domestic violence prevention policies.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (text: CR S2895)

Last Action Date: June 9, 2022

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SB4397

Title: Strengthening Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations (C-UAS) Partnerships Act

Description: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Defense to build capacity for counter-unmanned aircraft systems operations.

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

Last Action Date: June 14, 2022

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SB4428

Title: Taiwan Policy Act of 2022

Description: A bill to support the security of Taiwan and its right of self-determination, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 488.

Last Action Date: September 15, 2022

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SB4431

Title: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Description: Prohibits employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. A qualified employee is an employee or applicant who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position, with specified exceptions. Specifically, the bill declares that it is an unlawful employment practice to fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations of such employees unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on an entity's business operation; require a qualified employee affected by such condition to accept an accommodation other than any reasonable accommodation arrived at through an interactive process; deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations to a qualified employee; require such employees to take paid or unpaid leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided; or take adverse action in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against a qualified employee requesting or using such reasonable accommodations. The bill sets forth enforcement procedures and remedies that cover different types of employees in relation to such unlawful employment practices. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission must provide examples of reasonable accommodations that shall be provided to affected employees unless the employer can demonstrate that doing so would impose an undue hardship. The bill prohibits state immunity under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution from an action for a violation of this bill.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 425.

Last Action Date: June 21, 2022

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SB4435

Title: FIND Act Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination Act

Description: Prohibits the federal government from entering into contracts with an entity that discriminates against firearm trade associations or businesses that deal in firearms, ammunition, or related products. Specifically, the bill requires a federal agency to include in each contract for the procurement of goods or services awarded by the agency a clause requiring the prime contractor to certify that it (1) has no policy, practice, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association; and (2) will not adopt a policy, practice, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association during the term of the contract. The bill establishes (1) a similar requirement with respect to subcontracts, and (2) penalties for violations. The bill makes such prohibition inapplicable to a contract for the procurement of goods or services that is a sole-source contract.

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

Last Action Date: June 21, 2022

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SB4442

Title: Public and Federally Assisted Housing Fire Safety Act of 2022

Description: A bill to require qualifying smoke alarms in certain federally assisted housing, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: June 22, 2022

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SB4459

Title: Student Debt Relief and College Affordability Act

Description: A bill to provide targeted relief for student borrowers, improve the affordability of higher education, provide reforms to the student loan system, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB4462

Title: RESPONSE Act of 2022 Reaching Every Survivor with Police and On-site Nonprofit Services Evaluations Act of 2022

Description: A bill to establish a pilot program within the Office on Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice relating to advocacy for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB4465

Title: Offices of Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction and Health Security Act of 2022

Description: A bill to establish a Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office and an Office of Health Security in the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

Last Action Date: August 3, 2022

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SB4466

Title: Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022

Description: A bill to amend the Peace Corps Act by reauthorizing the Peace Corps, providing better support for current, returning, and former volunteers, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 459.

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB4486

Title: Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2022

Description: Directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and others to undertake efforts to reduce health disparities. For example, the bill (1) requires more detailed reporting of demographic and health disparities data, including related to public health emergencies; (2) directs certain components of HHS to support health workforce diversity; and (3) increases access to culturally and linguistically appropriate health care. The bill also modifies eligibility and other requirements for Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, nutrition assistance, and other programs to reduce health disparities among vulnerable populations. The bill includes specific provisions with respect to noncitizens; maternal, infant, and child health; mental and behavioral health; specified conditions that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority groups, such as certain cancers, HIV/AIDS, kidney disease, and diabetes; investments in communities facing health and other inequities; and nondiscrimination in the provision of services in federally supported health programs. Additionally, the bill (1) revises health information technology programs to address health disparities, and (2) supports health impact assessments and other efforts pertaining to environmental justice and social determinants of health (i.e., nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes, such as income and educational attainment). The bill also requires various studies and reports on issues related to health care and health disparities, including a report by the Government Accountability Office on health workforce diversity.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB4489

Title: Grandfamilies Act of 2022

Description: Expands access to specified programs for children living with grandparents or other family members who are not their legal guardian. Specifically, the bill provides that a child of a relative eligible for Old-Age and Survivors Insurance benefits is eligible for such benefit payments if that child (1) began living with such relative before age 18, (2) receives at least 50% of their support from such relative, and (3) has lived with such relative pursuant to a court order for at least 12 months.Additionally, the bill revises the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility requirements for children living with specified caretaker relatives. First, the bill lessens the requirement for TANF applicants to assign their rights to child support when such assignment may impact the likelihood of reunifying the child with their noncustodial parent, such as where the noncustodial parent is working to gain financial stability so they may reunify with their child. Further, when a child, but not the caretaker relative, receives TANF benefits (i.e., child-only cases), or if the caretaker relative is 55 or older, the bill (1) excludes such caretaker’s income from that child’s eligibility determination, (2) removes the 5-year cap on assistance, and (3) exempts such caretaker relatives from TANF work requirements.The bill also (1) encourages states to enact temporary guardianship laws, (2) provides grants for state plans to support caretaker relatives, and (3) requires the Administration for Community Living to provide grants for establishing cross-sector partnerships that support families with caretaker relatives.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB4501

Title: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the carry or possession of concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, an individual who is eligible to carry a concealed firearm in one state may carry or possess a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms. It sets forth requirements for the lawful concealed carry across state lines. The bill preempts most state and local laws related to concealed carry and establishes a private right of action for a person adversely affected by interference with a concealed-carry right established by this bill.

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

Last Action Date: July 11, 2022

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SB4503

Title: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

Description: A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2023 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.

Last Action: By Senator Warner from Select Committee on Intelligence filed written report. Report No. 117-132. Additional views filed.

Last Action Date: July 20, 2022

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SB4524

Title: Speak Out Act

Description: A bill to limit the judicial enforceability of predispute nondisclosure and nondisparagement contract clauses relating to disputes involving sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Last Action: Held at the desk.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2022

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SB4526

Title: Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act

Description: Limits the deportability of certain relatives of current and former members of the Armed Forces. Certain grounds of deportability shall not apply to a qualifying non-U.S. national (alien under federal law) who is (1) the spouse, widow or widower, parent, child, or sibling of a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran; or (2) eligible for a Gold Star lapel button (for certain immediate relatives of a member of the Armed Forces who died while serving). A qualifying non-U.S. national is one who (1) has not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three misdemeanors; and (2) is not a threat to national security or public safety.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2022

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SB4529

Title: Children’s Safe Welcome Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide protections for children in immigration custody, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2022

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SB4543

Title: James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

Description: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2023 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 445.

Last Action Date: July 18, 2022

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SB4551

Title: ISA Student Protection Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide a consumer protection framework necessary to support the growth of accessible, affordable, and accountable financing options for postsecondary education, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 19, 2022

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SB4554

Title: Iran Nuclear Weapons Capability Monitoring Act of 2022

Description: A bill to establish a task force to monitor the nuclear weapons and missile capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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

Last Action Date: July 19, 2022

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SB4560

Title: Puerto Rico Status Act

Description: Provides for a plebiscite to be held on November 5, 2023, to resolve Puerto Rico's political status. Specifically, the plebiscite shall offer eligible voters a choice of four options: independence for Puerto Rico, sovereignty in free association with the United States, statehood, or retaining the status of Puerto Rico as a commonwealth. The bill provides for a runoff plebiscite if no option receives a majority vote in the initial plebiscite. The Puerto Rico State Commission on Elections shall carry out a nonpartisan voter education campaign through traditional paid media and make available at all voting locations voter education materials related to the plebiscites. All voter educational materials and ballots used to carry out this bill shall be made available in English and Spanish. The bill sets forth transition and implementation provisions for each choice offered in the plebiscite.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: July 20, 2022

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SB4570

Title: Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act

Description: A bill to prohibit the intentional hindering of immigration, border, and customs controls, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 20, 2022

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SB4574

Title: Enhanced Election Security and Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to increase penalties for crimes against federally protected activities relating to voting and the conduct of elections, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3545-3546)

Last Action Date: July 20, 2022

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SB4582

Title: AIM Act of 2022 ATF Improvement and Modernization Act of 2022

Description: A bill to remove obstacles to the ability of law enforcement officers to enforce gun safety laws, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB4584

Title: Canyon’s Law

Description: Prohibits the preparing, placing, installing, setting, deploying, or otherwise using an M-44 device on public land. An M-44 device is defined as a device designed to propel sodium cyanide when triggered by an animal, including any device that may be commonly known as an M-44 ejector device or an M-44 predator control device. No later than 30 days after the enactment of this bill, any federal, state, or county agency that has prepared, placed, installed, set, or deployed an M-44 device on public land shall remove each such device from such land.

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

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB4591

Title: Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act

Description: A bill to decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, to provide for reinvestment in certain persons adversely impacted by the War on Drugs, to provide expungement of certain cannabis offenses, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB4593

Title: Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Americans Act of 2022

Description: A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make certain information available on a public website relating to intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities certified for participation under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

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SB4606

Title: Preventing Illegal Weapons Trafficking Act of 2022

Description: A bill to address the importation and proliferation of firearm modification devices.

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

Last Action Date: July 25, 2022

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SB4616

Title: Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2022

Description: A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.

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

Last Action Date: July 26, 2022

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SB4623

Title: AGILE Procurement Act of 2022 Advancing Government Innovation with Leading-Edge Procurement Act of 2022

Description: Addresses federal procurement policy and barriers to entry in federal contracting. Specifically, the bill requires the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) to pilot a program for entry of junior and mid-career professionals to the General Schedule Contracting series workforce, including by (1) considering the inclusion of program participants from other job series and fields, and (2) providing alternatives to education and training requirements for entry into the General Schedule Contracting series workforce. The Federal Acquisition Institute must (1) incorporate experiential learning into the training framework for the General Schedule Contracting series; and (2) provide a cross-functional information and communications technology acquisition training program to acquisition workforce members involved in acquiring information and communications technology. The OFPP shall issue guidance (1) to inform executive agencies on the availability of streamlined and alternative procurement methods for procurement of information and communications technology; and (2) on when a wider range of projects, as well as government projects, should be accepted as relevant past performance. The OFPP must (1) convene a working group or an appropriate existing body to make recommendations to reduce barriers to entry for entities seeking to do business with the federal government; and (2) expand a pilot program to use noncompetitive procedures for certain follow-on contracts to qualified businesses wholly owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Last Action: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.

Last Action Date: August 3, 2022

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SB4624

Title: Officer Ella Grace French Task Force Support Act of 2022

Description: Allows funds under the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program to be used to support task forces that coordinate federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local efforts to investigate and disrupt illegal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S3697)

Last Action Date: July 26, 2022

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SB4628

Title: Combating Violent and Dangerous Crime Act

Description: A bill to improve certain criminal provisions.

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

Last Action Date: July 27, 2022

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SB4632

Title: ECON Act Economic and Commercial Opportunities and Networks Act of 2022

Description: A bill to promote economic and commercial opportunities internationally, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 27, 2022

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SB4635

Title: Comprehensive Care for Dual Eligible Individuals Act

Description: A bill to amend the Social Security Act to establish an optional State-administered program to provide fully integrated, comprehensive, coordinated care for full-benefit dual eligible individuals under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 27, 2022

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SB4653

Title: Department of State Authorization Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide for certain authorities of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 490.

Last Action Date: September 15, 2022

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SB4659

Title: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Labor for the Employment and Training Administration, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Labor-Management Standards, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Office of Disability Employment Policy, and Departmental Management. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Administration for Children and Families, the Administration for Community Living, and the Office of the Secretary. Additionally, the bill provides emergency supplemental appropriations to HHS for activities to address the coronavirus or any disease with the potential for creating a pandemic. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Education for Education for the Disadvantaged; Impact Aid; School Improvement Programs; Indian Education; Innovation and Improvement; Safe Schools and Citizenship Education; English Language Acquisition; Special Education; Rehabilitation Services; Special Institutions for Persons with Disabilities; Career, Technical, and Adult Education; Student Financial Assistance; Student Aid Administration; Higher Education; Howard University; the College Housing and Academic Facilities Loan Program; the Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program Account; the Institute of Education Sciences; and Departmental Management. The bill also provides appropriations to several related agencies, including the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the National Council on Disability, the National Labor Relations Board, the National Mediation Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the Railroad Retirement Board, and the Social Security Administration. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4660

Title: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Energy (DOE), and independent agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The bill provides appropriations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, including for Investigations, Construction, Mississippi River and Tributaries, Operation and Maintenance, the Regulatory Program, the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, Expenses, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, and the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Program. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of the Interior for the Central Utah Project and the Bureau of Reclamation. The bill provides appropriations to DOE for energy programs, including the Defense Production Act Domestic Clean Energy Accelerator; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response; Electricity; Nuclear Energy; Fossil Energy and Carbon Management; Energy Projects; Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves; the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve; the Energy Information Administration; Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup; the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund; Science; Nuclear Waste Disposal; Technology Transitions; Clean Energy Demonstrations; the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy; the Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program; the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program; the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program; Indian Energy Policy and Programs; Departmental Administration; and the Office of the Inspector General. The bill also provides appropriations to DOE for Atomic Energy Defense Activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration, Environmental and Other Defense Activities, and the Power Marketing Administrations. The bill provides appropriations to several independent agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4662

Title: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs. The bill provides appropriations to the State Department for Administration of Foreign Affairs, International Organizations, and International Commissions. The bill provides appropriations for related agencies and programs, including the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the Asia Foundation, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund, the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program, the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program, the East-West Center, and the National Endowment for Democracy. The bill provides appropriations for other commissions, including the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China, and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. The bill provides appropriations to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the State Department and the President for international security assistance, and the President and International Financial Institutions for multilateral assistance. The bill provides appropriations for bilateral economic assistance, including programs and activities conducted by the President; the State Department; Independent Agencies, including the Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Inter-American Foundation, and the U.S. African Development Foundation; and the Department of the Treasury. The bill provides appropriations for export and investment assistance to the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. In addition, the bill provides supplemental appropriations for activities to (1) strengthen global health security and pandemic preparedness; and (2) prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Finally, the bill sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4663

Title: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities. (The bill excludes military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills.) Within the DOD budget, the bill provides appropriations for Military Personnel; Operation and Maintenance; Procurement; Research, Development, Test and Evaluation; and Revolving and Management Funds. The bill provides appropriations for other DOD programs and activities, including the Defense Health Program, Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, the Office of the Inspector General, and Support for International Sporting Competitions. In addition, the bill provides appropriations for related agencies, including (1) the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund, and (2) the Intelligence Community Management Account. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4664

Title: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations to the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice (DOJ), the science agencies, and several related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to the Department of Commerce for the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Economic Development Administration, the Minority Business Development Agency, Economic and Statistical Analysis, the Bureau of the Census, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Departmental Management. The bill provides appropriations to DOJ for General Administration; the Executive Office for Immigration Review; the Office of Inspector General; the U.S. Parole Commission; Legal Activities; the U.S. Marshals Service; the National Security Division; Interagency Law Enforcement; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Federal Prison System. The bill also provides appropriations to DOJ for state and local law enforcement activities, including the Office on Violence Against Women, the Office of Justice Programs, and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The bill provides appropriations for science agencies, including the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Space Council, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science Foundation. The bill provides appropriations to related agencies, including the Commission on Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Legal Services Corporation, the Marine Mammal Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the State Justice Institute. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4670

Title: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4678

Title: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Specifically, the bill provides appropriations to DHS for Departmental Management, Operations, Intelligence, and Oversight, including the Office of the Secretary and Executive Management; the Management Directorate; Intelligence, Analysis, and Situational Awareness; and the Office of the Inspector General. In addition, the bill provides appropriations for Security, Enforcement, and Investigations, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Transportation Security Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Secret Service. The bill provides appropriations for Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, including the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The bill provides appropriations for Research, Development, Training, and Services, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the Science and Technology Directorate, and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4685

Title: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations for several federal departments and agencies, including the Department of the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, the judiciary, the District of Columbia, and several independent agencies. The independent agencies funded in the bill include the Administrative Conference of the United States, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Election Assistance Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Election Commission, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, the Federal Trade Commission, the General Services Administration, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of Government Ethics, the Office of Personnel Management, the Office of Special Counsel, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the Public Buildings Reform Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Selective Service System, the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Postal Service, and the U.S. Tax Court. The bill also sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4686

Title: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

Description: Provides FY2023 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and several related agencies. The bill provides appropriations to Interior for the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, the Office of the Special Trustee For American Indians, Departmental Offices, and Department-Wide Programs. The bill also provides appropriations to the EPA and the Forest Service. Within the Department of Health and Human Services, the bill provides appropriations for the Indian Health Service, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The bill provides appropriations to several related agencies, including the Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental Quality, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation, the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Commission of Fine Arts, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. the National Capital Planning Commission, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Presidio Trust, the World War I Centennial Commission, the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, and the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children The bill provides additional emergency appropriations to Interior and the Forest Service for disaster recovery and emergency response activities. Additionally, the bill sets forth requirements and restrictions for using funds provided by this and other appropriations acts.

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

Last Action Date: July 28, 2022

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SB4687

Title: Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act of 2022

Description: A bill to enhance the authority granted to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice with respect to unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned aircraft, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

Last Action Date: August 3, 2022

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SB4719

Title: Preventing Child Sex Abuse Act of 2022

Description: A bill to protect children against sexual abuse and exploitation, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4724

Title: College Athletes Bill of Rights

Description: A bill to protect the rights of college athletes and to establish the Commission on College Athletics, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4733

Title: Use it or Lose It Act

Description: A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide for certain reforms to the process relating to applications for permits to drill and the eligibility requirements for prospective bidders in lease sales, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4735

Title: Lifting Local Communities Act

Description: A bill to ensure equal treatment for religious organizations in the Federal provision of social services programs, grantmaking, and contracting, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4743

Title: AVERT Future Violence Act of 2022 Animal Violence Exposes Real Threat of Future Violence Act of 2022

Description: A bill to direct the Attorney General to conduct a study on animal cruelty, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4744

Title: Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act

Description: A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish in the Department of Transportation a drone infrastructure inspection grant program and a drone education and training grant program, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4745

Title: SWAT Act of 2022 Spotted Wing Abatement Trust Act of 2022

Description: A bill to amend the Plant Protection Act to establish a fund for spotted wing drosophila research and mitigation.

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

Last Action Date: August 2, 2022

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SB4752

Title: Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee Act

Description: A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement allowing for adaptive management of certain Federal land in Malheur County, Oregon, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: August 3, 2022

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SB4773

Title: FISH Act of 2022 Fighting Foreign Illegal Seafood Harvests Act of 2022

Description: A bill to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing at its sources globally.

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

Last Action Date: August 4, 2022

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SB4775

Title: Border Patrol Enhancement Act

Description: A bill to establish and authorize funding for a Border Patrol Reserve, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: August 4, 2022

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SB4776

Title: SAVES Act Security to Avoid Violence in Educational Settings Act

Description: A bill to transfer funds for Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities to the Attorney General to award grants to States to promote safety and security in schools.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: August 4, 2022

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SB4782

Title: STOP FENTANYL PACKAGE Streamlining Text for Official Policy by Formulating Effective Needed Tools to Address Narcotics, Yearly Loss of life and Protect Americans from Chemical Killers and Against Gangs Effectively Act

Description: A bill to combat the fentanyl crisis.

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

Last Action Date: August 4, 2022

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SB4787

Title: Afghan Adjustment Act

Description: Expands eligibility for special immigrant visas to certain Afghan nationals (and accompanying spouse and children) and addresses related issues. The Department of Homeland Security may provide such visas to Afghan nationals who provided qualifying service as a member of the Afghan Air Force or other specified entities and meet eligibility requirements, such as passing a background check. Currently, special immigrant visas for Afghan nationals are generally only available to those who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Such visas shall also be available to an Afghan national who is a qualifying relative of a veteran or member of the U.S. Armed Forces. The bill also modifies procedures for providing lawful permanent resident status to certain classes of Afghan nationals, such as by (1) providing a streamlined process with specified vetting requirements for certain individuals, including those who provided support to the U.S. government in Afghanistan; and (2) preserving the eligibility of certain battered spouses whose eligibility for such status stemmed from a marriage that has terminated. Furthermore, the Department of State (1) must respond to inquiries from Members of Congress about specific applications from Afghan nationals seeking special immigrant or refugee status; and (2) establish an office in Afghanistan to perform certain tasks, such as issuing visas, if no U.S. embassies are operational in Afghanistan. The President must establish a task force to develop and implement a strategy to assist Afghan nationals who qualify for admission to the United States.

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

Last Action Date: August 7, 2022

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SB4795

Title: Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth Act of 2022

Description: Establishes a program through which the Department of Education (ED) must annually recognize institutions of higher education (IHEs) that offer outstanding services and programs to foster care and homeless youth. Further, ED must establish a Center for Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth to assist IHEs with creating and maintaining their programs for these youth.

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

Last Action Date: September 7, 2022

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SB4801

Title: SHIELD U Act Stopping Harmful Incidents to Enforce Lawful Drone Use Act

Description: A bill to authorize Counter-UAS activities on and off commercial service airport property, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 7, 2022

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SB4802

Title: Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022

Description: A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, and for other purposes.

Last Action: S.Amdt.6290 Referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB4811

Title: BLUE Pacific Act Boosting Long-term U.S. Engagement in the Pacific Act

Description: A bill to establish a comprehensive, long-term United States strategy and policy for the Pacific Islands, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 8, 2022

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SB4812

Title: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

Description: Imposes restrictions on the transfer of business inventory firearms by a firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer whose license is revoked or denied. An individual who violates the restrictions is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, prison term of up to one year (or five years if the violation was willful), or both.

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

Last Action Date: September 8, 2022

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SB4822

Title: DISCLOSE Act of 2022 Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2022

Description: Addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosures of campaign expenditures, and requiring additional disclosures regarding certain political advertisements. Specifically, the bill expands existing foreign money prohibitions to include disbursements for paid web-based or digital communications and federal judicial nomination communications. It also prohibits foreign nationals from contributing to campaigns related to ballot initiatives and referenda. The Government Accountability Office must, for each four-year election cycle, study and report on the incidence of illicit foreign money in federal elections. Next, the bill makes it unlawful to establish or use a corporation, company, or other entity with the intent to conceal an election contribution or donation by a foreign national. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both. Covered organizations (e.g., corporations, labor organizations, and political organizations) must, within 24 hours, file reports with the Federal Election Commission to disclose campaign expenditures of more than $10,000 during an election cycle. The bill also requires organizations to provide additional disclosures regarding political advertisements, including the donors who contributed the most money to that organization in the last year.

Last Action: Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 49. Record Vote Number: 346. (CR S4949-4950)

Last Action Date: September 22, 2022

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SB4824

Title: North Korea Policy Oversight Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide for proper oversight of North Korea policy, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 13, 2022

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SB4827

Title: LuLu’s Law National Sepsis Data Trust, Outcomes, and Innovation Act

Description: A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a national sepsis data trust, and to fund State-based pilots and programs to establish interoperable State-based sepsis data trusts.

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

Last Action Date: September 13, 2022

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SB4839

Title: State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2022

Description: A bill to reauthorize and expand a grant program for State and Tribal response to opioid and stimulant use and misuse, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 13, 2022

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SB4845

Title: Securing Our Schools Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide for safe schools and safe communities.

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

Last Action Date: September 14, 2022

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SB4847

Title: Law Enforcement Scenario-Based Training for Safety and De-Escalation Act of 2022

Description: Directs the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services within the Department of Justice to develop a scenario-based training curriculum that addresses topics such as de-escalation and use of deadly force. The bill authorizes grants for entities to provide law enforcement personnel with training that is substantially similar to the curriculum.

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

Last Action Date: September 14, 2022

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SB4851

Title: National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act

Description: Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to carry out a project to prevent and cure Parkinson's disease (a progressive brain disorder that causes unintended or uncontrollable movements) and related conditions. Among other components of the project, HHS must (1) implement and periodically update a national plan to coordinate and guide efforts to prevent and cure the disease; (2) improve diagnosis, treatment, and care of those with the disease; and (3) address health and other disparities related to the disease. HHS must also conduct annual assessments on the preparation for and response to the increased burden of Parkinson's disease. In addition, the bill establishes a council, comprised of federal and nonfederal stakeholders, to advise HHS on and make recommendations concerning the prevention and cure of Parkinson's disease. The bill's provisions terminate at the end of calendar year 2035.

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

Last Action Date: September 14, 2022

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SB4868

Title: Providing for Life Act

Description: A bill to provide support and assistance to unborn children, pregnant women, parents, and families.

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

Last Action Date: September 15, 2022

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SB4870

Title: Tule River Tribe Reserved Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

Description: A bill to approve the settlement of the water right claims of the Tule River Tribe, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4642)

Last Action Date: September 15, 2022

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SB4896

Title: Pueblos of Jemez and Zia Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

Description: A bill to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Pueblos of Jemez and Zia in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 20, 2022

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SB4898

Title: Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna Water Rights Settlement Act of 2022

Description: A bill to approve the settlement of water rights claims of the Pueblos of Acoma and Laguna in the Rio San Jose Stream System in the State of New Mexico, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 20, 2022

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SB4904

Title: Promoting Effective Forest Management Act of 2022

Description: A bill to address the forest health crisis on the National Forest System and public lands, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB4916

Title: Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2022

Description: A bill to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 21, 2022

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SB4919

Title: Protecting the Border from Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act

Description: A bill to require an interagency strategy for creating a unified posture on counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) capabilities and protections at international borders of the United States.

Last Action: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

Last Action Date: September 28, 2022

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SB4940

Title: A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

Description: A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 22, 2022

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SB4977

Title: A bill to prohibit the unauthorized possession of a firearm at a Federal election site.

Description: A bill to prohibit the unauthorized possession of a firearm at a Federal election site.

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

Last Action Date: September 28, 2022

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SB4986

Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and certain other weapons from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.

Description: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and certain other weapons from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 28, 2022

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SB5034

Title: A bill to authorize additional appropriations to increase the production of munitions and ammunition to deter Russian and Chinese aggression, and for other purposes.

Description: A bill to authorize additional appropriations to increase the production of munitions and ammunition to deter Russian and Chinese aggression, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB5036

Title: A bill to require the sale of ammunition stockpiled by the Internal Revenue Service.

Description: A bill to require the sale of ammunition stockpiled by the Internal Revenue Service.

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

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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