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209 total bills, 139 anti-gun bills,
57 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session2017-2018 Session

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this is an pro-gun bill

HB1045

Title: Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2017

Description: Recreational Lands Self-Defense Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the Army Corps of Engineers from promulgating or enforcing any regulation that prohibits an individual from possessing a firearm at a water resources development project administered by the Corps of Engineers if: (1) the individual is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing the firearm, and (2) the possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the state in which the project is located.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1047

Title: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

Description: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of its entire process of examining and testing an item to determine whether it is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. The bill bars the ATF from editing or erasing any such recording. The ATF must make a digital video disc containing a copy of the recording available to: (1) a person requesting a copy who claims an ownership interest in such item, and (2) a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item. An item which the ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless: (1) the ATF has complied with the requirements of this bill to make its digital video disc available, or (2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1079

Title: Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act

Description: Campus Gun Policy Transparency Act This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify campus security reporting requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student aid programs. Currently, an IHE must annually report certain crime statistics in the following categories: (1) criminal offenses; (2) criminal offenses motivated by bias (i.e., hate crimes); (3) domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; and (4) arrests and referrals for disciplinary action. This bill expands the categories of reportable crime statistics to also include criminal offenses in which a firearm was present at the scene of the crime. Additionally, it requires an IHE to include, in its annual security report provided to students and employees, a statement of its current policy on concealed carry or open carry of firearms. An IHE must also disclose that policy on its website and in promotional materials.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1137

Title: Collectible Firearms Protection Act

Description: Collectible Firearms Protection Act This bill amends the Arms Export Control Act to allow the importation of certain firearms listed as curios or relics into the United States by a licensed importer without the requirement of an authorization from or payment to the Department of State or the Department of Defense upon certification to the Department of Justice that such firearms are lawfully possessed under the laws of the exporting country.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1181

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act (Sec. 2) This bill prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms without the order or finding of a judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 21.

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1278

Title: Ghost Guns Are Guns Act

Description: Ghost Guns Are Guns Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden the definition of "firearm" to include any combination of parts designed and intended to be used to convert a device into a firearm and from which a firearm may be readily assembled.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1417

Title: National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act

Description: National Law Enforcement Museum Exhibits Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to permit the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC, to acquire, receive, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms in fulfilling the museum's purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 16, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1475

Title: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017

Description: Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a crime. Specifically, it prohibits: purchasing or transferring a firearm with the intent to deliver it to a prohibited person; providing false or misleading material information in connection with a firearm purchase or transfer; and directing, promoting, or facilitating such prohibited conduct. The prohibition does not apply to a firearm lawfully acquired to give as a gift or lawfully received as a gift. A person who commits a gun trafficking offense is subject to a prison term of up to 20 years (or 25 years if such person also acted as an organizer). A person who conspires to commit a gun trafficking offense is subject to a prison term of up to 10 years. The U.S. Sentencing Commission must review and, if appropriate, amend the sentencing guidelines and policy statements that apply to persons convicted of trafficking in firearms.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 21, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1537

Title: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

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

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1612

Title: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017

Description: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017 This bill makes it unlawful for any person to operate a gun show unless such person: (1) has attained 21 years of age; (2) is not prohibited from transporting, shipping, or receiving firearms and has not violated any federal firearms requirements; (3) has registered with the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a gun show operator and has provided a photograph and fingerprints; (4) has not concealed material information nor made false statements in connection with a gun show operator registration; and (5) notifies DOJ of the date, time, and duration of a gun show not later than 30 days before the commencement of such show and verifies the identity of each vendor at the gun show. The bill makes it unlawful for a person not licensed under this bill to transfer possession of a firearm at a gun show to another person not licensed unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer has, among other conditions, recorded the transfer with DOJ. Additionally, the licensed dealer must notify the prospective transferor and transferee of the firearm that the national instant criminal background check system has provided the dealer with a unique identification number indicating that the receipt of the firearm would not violate certain federal or state firearm laws. The bill grants DOJ authority to enter, without a showing of reasonable cause or a warrant, any place where a gun show is held or where a gun show operator is required to maintain records to examine records and inventory to determine compliance with this bill.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1625

Title: TARGET Act Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking

Description: TARGET Act Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking (Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State's rewards program is a powerful tool in combating sophisticated international crime and that the State Department and federal law enforcement should work in concert to offer rewards that target human traffickers who prey on the most vulnerable people around the world. (Sec. 3) The State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 is amended to include severe forms of trafficking in persons involving at least one jurisdiction outside of the United States in the definition of "transnational organized crime" for purposes of such program.

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 115-141.

Last Action Date: March 23, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB163

Title: Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act

Description: Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings from being brought against firearm or ammunition manufacturers, sellers, importers, dealers, or trade associations for criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm by the person bringing the action or a third party.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: January 13, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1692

Title: Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act

Description: Countering Illegal Firearms Trafficking to Mexico Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense. A person who commits or conspires to commit a gun trafficking offense is subject to criminal penalties—a prison term of up to 20 years (or up to 25 years, if the person also acted as an organizer), a fine, or both. The bill directs the President to design and implement a strategy to improve collaboration between the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in the investigation of illegal firearms trafficking to Mexico. The Office of National Drug Control Policy must establish indicators to measure the progress of efforts to stem firearms trafficking to Mexico. The ATF must publish detailed information about each firearm seized by Mexican authorities and submitted to the ATF for tracing.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1708

Title: Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017

Description: Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a firearm purchase by or sale to a person who is not covered by a qualified liability insurance policy. Additionally, it requires the owner of a newly purchased firearm to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy. A qualified liability insurance policy, with respect to a firearm purchaser, is a policy: (1) that covers the purchaser specifically for losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser, and (2) that is issued by an insurer licensed or authorized by the state in which the purchaser resides. The prohibition does not apply to a firearm purchase or sale for the use of a federal, state, or local government. A violator is subject to a fine.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1746

Title: Airport Security Act of 2017

Description: Airport Security Act of 2017 This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a program to prohibit all but specified authorized individuals from possessing a firearm at a covered airport, including any individual who enters the airport, or exits public transportation at it, for air travel, meeting another individual, picking up cargo, or employment. The TSA shall require airport operators to: display conspicuous notices summarizing the program at each airport entrance, and require law enforcement personnel to monitor the airport to prevent violations and escort air travelers who are authorized to carry a firearm. The bill prescribes criminal penalties for nonauthorized individuals who knowingly possess a firearm at a covered airport.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1832

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

Description: To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. This bill authorizes FY2018-FY2023 appropriations for the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: March 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2033

Title: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act

Description: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act This bill amends the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 to revise what are prohibited firearms to include any firearm: (1) that, after removal of all parts other than major components is not as detectable by walk-through metal detectors as the Security Exemplar (an object fabricated for the testing and calibration of metal detectors); or (2) any major component of which, if subjected to inspection by the types of detection devices commonly used at airports for security screening, would not generate an image that accurately depicts the shape of the component. The bill modifies the definition of: (1) "major component" to include the barrel of a firearm only in the case of a rifle or shotgun, and (2) "Security Exemplar" to repeal the requirement that it be fabricated within 12 months after enactment of such Act. The bill exempts from undetectable firearms provisions: (1) a prototype firearm for detectability testing; (2) any firearm received by, in the possession of, or under the control of the United States; or (3) the manufacture, importation, possession, transfer, receipt, shipment, or delivery of a firearm by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer pursuant to an existing contract with the United States. (This replaces the exemption of any firearm that has been certified by the Department of Defense or the Central Intelligence Agency as necessary for military or intelligence applications or that is manufactured and sold exclusively to U.S. military or intelligence agencies.)

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2089

Title: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act

Description: PLEA Act Protect Law Enforcement Armor Act This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to promulgate regulations for the uniform testing of firearms for their ability to penetrate the Body Armor Exemplar, which shall take into consideration various enumerated factors and any other considerations DOJ deems relevant, except in no case shall a handgun capable of piercing the Body Armor Exemplar be deemed exempt from any restrictions under federal firearms laws by reason of sporting use. The bill makes it unlawful to transfer or possess an armor-piercing handgun subject to several exceptions. The bill exempts such handguns from this prohibition if they are lawfully possessed before the date this bill becomes effective. The bill also prohibits any person from transporting in interstate or foreign commerce any armor-piercing handgun or any licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer from selling or delivering such handguns except as specifically authorized by DOJ consistent with public safety and necessity. Persons who use, carry, or possess an armor-piercing handgun in relation to any crime of violence or drug trafficking crime shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such crime, be subject to a 30-year mandatory minimum sentencing enhancement, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction shall be imprisoned for life. Any person who conspires to commit such a crime shall be imprisoned for any term of years or life. The exemption allowing qualified law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm does not apply to armor-piercing handguns.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2097

Title: ATF Wrongful Reclassification Act

Description: ATF Wrongful Reclassification Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the definition of "armor piercing ammunition." Currently, armor piercing ammunition includes certain projectiles or projectile cores that may be used in a handgun. The bill limits that definition of armor piercing ammunition to certain projectiles or projectile cores that are designed and intended by the manufacturer solely for use in a handgun. The bill also revises the standard for determining when armor piercing ammunition is exempt from federal prohibitions on import, manufacture, and distribution. Current law exempts armor piercing ammunition that is primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes, as determined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This bill replaces the "sporting purposes" standard with a new standard that exempts armor piercing ammunition that is primarily intended by the manufacturer to be used for lawful purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2098

Title: Second Amendment Defense Act of 2017

Description: Second Amendment Defense Act of 2017 This bill prohibits a federal government officer or employee from taking an action that limits an individual's conduct related to firearms or ammunition that is more restrictive than limitations in effect as of January 3, 2016.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2380

Title: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

Description: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the National Institute of Justice to make grants to states or local governments, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to develop technology for personalized handguns (i.e., technology that enables only an authorized user to fire a handgun). The bill prohibits, subject to exceptions: (1) the manufacture of a handgun inside the United States that is not a personalized handgun, and (2) the distribution in commerce of a handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. It authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission and states to enforce violations, which are treated as violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act. A manufacturer must, at an owner's request, retrofit a U.S.-manufactured handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. The Department of Justice (DOJ) may use amounts from the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund to reimburse a manufacturer for the costs of retrofitting. Finally, the bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to modify the definition of "qualified product." Current law limits civil actions against a licensed manufacturer, dealer, or seller of a qualified product for injuries resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of the product. This bill specifies that a newly manufactured handgun is not a qualified product unless is it a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2513

Title: Police Officers Protecting Children Act

Description: Police Officers Protecting Children Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to specify that certain retired and off-duty law enforcement officers who are authorized to carry concealed firearms are not subject to the federal prohibitions on possessing or discharging a firearm in a school zone.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB256

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

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

Last Action: ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Mr. Hunter asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 256, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Farenthold, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.

Last Action Date: April 25, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2561

Title: POLICE Act of 2017 Protecting Officers of the Law In Civilian Establishments Act of 2017

Description: POLICE Act of 2017 Protecting Officers of the Law In Civilian Establishments Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the restriction on possessing a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a federal facility. Specifically, the prohibition does not apply to the lawful carrying of agency-issued firearms and dangerous weapons by a uniformed law enforcement officer in certain publically accessible federal facilities.

Last Action: Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.

Last Action Date: May 17, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2598

Title: Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017

Description: Gun Violence Restraining Order Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit the sale, transfer to, receipt of, or possession of a firearm by a person who is subject to a gun violence prevention order. A gun violence prevention order is a court order that prohibits an individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants to states that have in effect legislation that: (1) authorizes a family member, or a law enforcement officer, to apply for a gun violence prevention order against an individual who may pose a significant risk to themselves or others; (2) authorizes a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize firearms from that individual, subject to a warrant; and (3) requires law enforcement agencies to comply with certain requirements.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2620

Title: Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act

Description: Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act This bill modifies the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" for purposes of federal firearms provisions to: (1) include a projectile that is designed and intended by the manufacturer or importer for use in a handgun; (2) exclude a projectile that is primarily intended by the manufacturer or importer to be used in a rifle or shotgun and a handgun projectile that is designed for hunting, recreational, or competitive shooting. This bill repeals a prohibition on assembling from imported parts a semiautomatic rifle or shotgun that is identical to one prohibited from importation as not being suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes. This bill repeals the condition that the Attorney General must approve, as suitable for sporting purposes, the shipment of firearms or ammunition to members of the Armed Forces. The following categories of firearms or ammunition may be authorized for importation into the United States by the Attorney General: (1) ammunition that is not armor piercing; (2) a firearm or ammunition that is being brought in for the use of a federal, state, or local government agency; and (3) a firearm or ammunition that is being imported for the purpose of exportation. The definition of "destructive device" for purposes of federal firearms provisions excludes: (1) a shotgun or shotgun shell which the Department of the Treasury finds is generally recognized as particularly suitable for lawful purposes, and (2) an antique or a rifle which the owner intends to use for sporting purposes. The bill authorizes certain temporary interstate transfers of firearms for lawful purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 26, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2670

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act

Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the prohibition on firearm sale or transfer to or purchase or possession by an individual who is subject to a court order that restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner. Specifically, the bill revises the elements of a qualifying court order. It also broadens the definition of "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner. Additionally, the bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm) to include persons who have been convicted of: (1) a misdemeanor crime of stalking, or (2) a crime involving conduct that would have been stalking if committed within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 11, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2784

Title: Good Neighbor Gun Dealer Act

Description: Good Neighbor Gun Dealer Act This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to create and publish a voluntary code of conduct (i.e., Good Neighbor Code of Conduct) that urges licensed gun dealers to take steps to prevent the sale of firearms to individuals prohibited from purchasing firearms, implement a safety plan to detect and deter firearm theft, cooperate with law enforcement investigations, and ensure that a completed background check precedes a firearm sale. DOJ must certify and publish a list of Good Neighbor gun dealers who comply with the code of conduct. The bill permits DOJ to publicly disclose firearms trace data unless such disclosure undermines an investigation or compromises law enforcement efforts or public safety. DOJ must submit to Congress a strategic plan to improve firearms trace data, identify licensed dealers who transfer firearms used in crimes, and increase enforcement efforts against licensed gun dealers who violate firearm laws.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2841

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: Disarm Hate Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit firearm sale or transfer to and receipt or possession by an individual who has: (1) been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) received from any court an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence. The term "convicted in any court of a misdemeanor hate crime" means a conviction for a misdemeanor offense that has, as an element, that the conduct was motivated by hate or bias because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person. The term "received from any court an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence" means the imposition of an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor that involves violence and is based, in whole or in part, on conduct motivated by hate or bias because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 19, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2909

Title: DC Personal Protection Reciprocity Act

Description: DC Personal Protection Reciprocity Act This bill declares that the prohibitions of the District of Columbia Official Code against carrying a pistol within Washington, DC either openly or concealed without a license under DC law shall not apply to an individual who is: not prohibited by federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm; carrying a valid license or permit for a concealed firearm issued under the law of a state; and carrying a valid identification document containing the individual's photograph. The Metropolitan Police Department, upon application by a person with a bona fide residence or place of business within the United States and a license to carry a concealed pistol under the law of any state or local government, shall issue that person a license to carry a concealed pistol within DC for up to two years from its date of issue, regardless of the applicant's reason for applying for the license. The bill repeals the condition on the permission for a non-DC resident who lives in a state that does not require a license to carry a concealed pistol to apply to the department for a license to carry one within DC for up to two years. The condition repealed states that the non-resident may apply for a license to carry a concealed weapon only if the non-resident meets the same reasons and requirements a person must meet who has a bona fide residence or place of business in DC. The department shall enter into reciprocity agreements with each other state that requires such an agreement in order to grant recognition to a license to carry a concealed firearm issued by that state.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Last Action Date: June 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2940

Title: Congressional Self-Defense Act

Description: Congressional Self-Defense Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a Member of Congress who is carrying a valid Member identification document and who is not otherwise prohibited from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm to carry a concealed firearm for any lawful purpose: (1) in the U.S. Capitol only as authorized by regulations issued by the Capitol Police Board; and (2) anywhere else in the United States, except where the U.S. Secret Service is protecting the President or Vice President and prohibiting the possession of a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2945

Title: Congressional Personal Safety Act

Description: Congressional Personal Safety Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a Member of Congress who is carrying a valid Member identification document and who is not otherwise prohibited from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm to carry a firearm for any lawful purpose: (1) in any state; and (2) in the Capitol Buildings, other than the U.S. Capitol, and on the Capitol Grounds.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2951

Title: To allow Members of Congress to carry a concealed handgun anywhere in the United States, with exceptions.

Description: To allow Members of Congress to carry a concealed handgun anywhere in the United States, with exceptions. This bill allows a Member of Congress to carry a concealed handgun for any lawful purpose anywhere in the United States, except on the grounds of the White House, wherever the U.S. Secret Service is prohibiting the possession of a firearm, or on an air carrier (unless the Member has successfully completed the federal flight deck officer training program), provided that such Member: is carrying the photographic identification issued by a chamber of Congress that identifies him or her as a Member; has been issued a license or permit to carry a concealed handgun by a state or the United States Capitol Police; and is not otherwise prohibited under federal law from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm. The Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is authorized to issue such a license or permit. The Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account and the House of Representatives' Members' Representational Allowance may be used to pay for a a Member's participation in the federal flight deck officer training program, which the Department of Homeland Security must make available.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2980

Title: Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2017

Description: Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal bankruptcy code to allow an individual debtor to exempt from their bankruptcy estate one or more fierarms, up to a total maximum value of $3,000. The bill also specifies that such firearms are household goods that are not subject to liens in bankruptcy.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.

Last Action Date: July 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB3054

Title: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2017

Description: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2017 This bill provides a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record any firearm acquired before October 31, 1968, by a veteran while a member of the Armed Forces stationed outside the continental United States. The bill: (1) grants such an individual limited immunity under the federal criminal code and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to the acquisition, possession, transportation, or alteration of such firearm before or concurrent with such registration; and (2) extends such immunity to a veteran who attempts to register a qualifying firearm outside of the amnesty period if the veteran surrenders the firearm within 30 days after being notified of potential criminal liability for continued possession. The Department of Justice (DOJ) shall provide clear notice of, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shall carry out an outreach program and develop a communications strategy to provide veterans information regarding, the amnesty and registration period. DOJ shall: (1) transfer each firearm qualifying as a curio or relic that has been forfeited to the United States to the first qualified museum that requests it, and (2) publish information identifying each such firearm that is available to be transferred to a museum. The bill: (1) prohibits DOJ from destroying any such firearm that has been forfeited until five years after the forfeiture, and (2) requires that any firearm transferred to a qualified museum be registered to the transferee. The prohibition against transfer or possession of a machine-gun shall not apply to a transfer to or by, or to possession by, a museum that is open to the public and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under applicable state law.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 14, 2017

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HB3139

Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Description: Hearing Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code: (1) to remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) to specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA. Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code: to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, to exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation, to eliminate 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, and to permit active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 24, 2017

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HB3249

Title: Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017

Description: Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017 This bill establishes the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program within the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs to foster and improve existing partnerships to create safer neighborhoods through sustained reductions in crimes committed by criminal street gangs and transnational organized crime groups.

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 115-185.

Last Action Date: June 18, 2018

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HB3361

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

Description: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require that all licensed importers, licensed manufacturers, or licensed dealers of firearms shall keep and store all firearms in the business inventory of the licensee at the premises covered by the license. When the premises are not open for business, the licensee shall secure all firearms by complying with prescribed security measures, including trigger guards and safes. Further, when such premises are not open for business, the licensee shall store certain paper records in a secure location. The Department of Justice shall promulgate regulations prescribing additional security requirements as deemed necessary. The bill includes a set of civil penalties, including fines and potential license suspension or revocation, for noncompliance with the foregoing security requirements. An application for a firearms license must describe how the applicant plans to comply with these security requirements.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 25, 2017

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HB34

Title: Safe Students Act

Description: Safe Students Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions that prohibit the possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

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HB3458

Title: MICRO Act Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious Act

Description: MICRO Act Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to require that certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by federal firearms licensees be capable of microstamping ammunition. A pistol is capable of microstamping if it can copy certain characters identifying the make, model, and serial number of the firearm onto the cartridge case of the ammunition. This rule only applies to semiautomatic pistols manufactured or imported into the United States after the date of enactment of this bill. The bill establishes fines for violation of the microstamping requirement. It shall also be unlawful to alter the microstamping capability of a firearm that has been transported in interstate or foreign commerce. Violators of this prohibition are subject to fines and suspension or revocation of any firearms license.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: September 6, 2017

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HB3464

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2017

Description: Background Check Completion Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to 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: Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Clyburn. Petition No: 115-7. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)

Last Action Date: February 27, 2018

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HB3576

Title: SAGA Act Second Amendment Guarantee Act

Description: SAGA Act Second Amendment Guarantee Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: September 6, 2017

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HB358

Title: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition.

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition. This bill amends the federal criminal code to revise provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition. An individual may transport a firearm between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm. During transport, the firearm must be unloaded and secured or securely stored. Additionally, an individual may transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device, between two places where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device. During transport, the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored. This bill prohibits the arrest or detention of an individual for a state or local firearm or ammunition violation unless there is probable cause to believe the individual failed to comply with the provisions of this bill.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2017

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HB3613

Title: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2017

Description: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to make grants to states, local governments, or gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. The BJA may distribute smart prepaid cards for use by a state, local government, or gun dealer to compensate individuals who dispose of firearms. Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to use or accept a smart prepaid card in the acquisition or transfer of a firearm or ammunition. A violator is subject to a fine, up to two years in prison, or both.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: September 6, 2017

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HB3668

Title: SHARE Act Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act

Description: SHARE Act Sportsmen's Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act

Last Action: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 224.

Last Action Date: September 18, 2017

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HB367

Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

Description: Hearing Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) eliminate the $200 transfer tax on firearm silencers, and (2) treat any person who acquires or possesses a firearm silencer as meeting any registration or licensing requirements of the National Firearms Act with respect to such silencer. Any person who pays a transfer tax on a silencer after October 22, 2015, may receive a refund of such tax. The bill amends the federal criminal code to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: February 6, 2017

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HB3790

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act

Description: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 14, 2017

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HB38

Title: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Description: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 TITLE I--CONCEALED CARRY RECIPROCITY ACT OF 2017 (Sec. 101) This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals 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 concealed carry permit issued by any state or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence. Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry or possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public. (Sec. 102) This bill does not prohibit a law enforcement officer with reasonable suspicion of a violation of any law from conducting a brief investigative stop in accordance with the U.S. Constitution. (Sec. 103) It specifies that certain retired and off-duty law enforcement officers who are authorized to carry concealed firearms are not subject to the federal prohibitions on possessing or discharging a firearm in a school zone. (Sec. 104) It permits a federal judge to carry a concealed firearm in any state if the judge is not prohibited from receiving a firearm under federal law. TITLE II--FIX NICS ACT Fix NICS Act of 2017 (Sec. 202) This bill amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to: certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm, and establish and substantially comply with an implementation plan to maximize record submissions and verify their accuracy. (Sec. 203) The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to modify the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP). Specifically, it: establishes a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, and creates a funding preference for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records. (Sec. 204) It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to modify the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). Specifically, it: specifies that facilitating full participation in the NICS, as an allowable use of NCHIP grant funds, includes increasing efforts to pre-validate felony conviction and domestic violence records to expedite eligibility determinations; and permits the federal share of a grant to exceed 90% of program costs if a state complies with its implementation plan. (Sec. 205) This section amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: direct the Department of Justice (DOJ), in coordination with each state or tribal government, to establish an implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS; require DOJ to conduct, and publish the results of, compliance determinations for state and tribal governments; give preference to certain discretionary grant applicants that substantially comply with an implementation plan; and require the NICS to notify law enforcement agencies when a firearm is transferred to a person who is subsequently determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. (Sec. 206) DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance must report to Congress on the use of bump stocks in the commission of crimes, including the number of instances and the types of firearms. (Sec. 207) The bill authorizes appropriations for FY2018-FY2022 to carry out activities under this title.

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

Last Action Date: December 7, 2017

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HB3947

Title: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Description: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. The bill does not prohibit, with respect to such firearm accessories, the importation or manufacture for, sale or transfer to, or possession by a federal, state, or local government. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 4, 2017

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HB3962

Title: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017

Description: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2018

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HB3984

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

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

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: October 16, 2017

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HB3986

Title: Stopping the Iron Pipeline Act of 2017

Description: Stopping the Iron Pipeline Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish and newly manufactured firearms to meet a national standard for incorporating passive identification capability into all firearms sold in the United States. Passive identification capability means technology that: (1) enables identification by a mobile or fixed reading device, and (2) does not transmit an electronic monitoring or tracking signal. In developing a national standard, DOJ must prioritize certain considerations, including a firearm owner's right to privacy and right to legally own firearms and the ability of law enforcement authorities to use passive identification capability to track lost and stolen guns.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 16, 2017

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HB3987

Title: Protecting Americans from Gun Violence Act of 2017

Description: Protecting Americans from Gun Violence Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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HB3998

Title: Protect America Act of 2017

Description: Protect America Act of 2017 Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Firearms Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) or a U.S. Attorney's Office to delay for up to 72 hours and file an emergency petition to prohibit a firearm transfer to a person who is being investigated, or who during the past five years has been investigated, as a known or suspected terrorist. Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Explosives Act of 2017 Additionally, the bill authorizes the ATF or a U.S. Attorney's Office to delay for up to 90 days and file an emergency petition to prohibit the approval of an application for an explosives permit or license from a person who is being investigated, or who during the past five years has been investigated, as a known or suspected terrorist. The bill requires the Department of Justice to review the terrorist watch and no-fly lists and remove the name of any person whose name was erroneously placed on such lists.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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HB3999

Title: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes.

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the manufacture, possession, or transfer of any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun, and for other purposes. This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit certain conduct with respect to any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. Specifically, it makes it a crime to manufacture, possess, or transfer such device: (1) in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, or (2) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce. An individual who knowingly violates the prohibition is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both. Additionally, the U.S. Sentencing Commission must review and amend the sentencing guidelines and policy statements to provide an enhanced penalty if the device has been: (1) used, carried, or possessed during or in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime; or (2) unlawfully smuggled into or from the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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HB4018

Title: To provide for a 3-day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.

Description: To provide for a 3-day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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HB4025

Title: Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2017

Description: Multiple Firearm Sales Reporting Modernization Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to broaden existing reporting requirements with respect to multiple sales or dispositions of certain firearms to an unlicensed person within five business days. Under current law, the reporting requirement applies to multiple sales or dispositions of pistols, revolvers, or any combination of pistols and revolvers. This bill makes the reporting requirement applicable to multiple sales or dispositions of any firearms.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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HB4052

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Keep Americans Safe Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly transfer, possess, import, or bring into the United States a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). It permits the continued possession of a grandfathered LCAFD. Additionally, the bill does not prohibit, with respect to an LCAFD: manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; transfer or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification that clearly shows the device was manufactured after this bill's enactment.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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HB4057

Title: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2017

Description: Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2017

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HB4064

Title: To impose restrictions on the sale of binary explosives, and for other purposes.

Description: To impose restrictions on the sale of binary explosives, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2017

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HB4142

Title: Safer Communities Act of 2017

Description: Safer Communities Act of 2017 This bill provides grants to expand mental health crisis assistance programs, support comprehensive school mental health programs, and enhance mental health and substance abuse needs of prisoners. The Department of Health and Human Services must expand research on violence associated with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must expand the National Violent Death Reporting System to all 50 states and research the causes, mechanisms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries from gun violence. The bill states that no provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act prohibits physicians from asking patients about guns in their homes, speaking to a patient about gun safety, or reporting a patient's threat of violence. It amends the federal criminal code to specify that the term "committed to a mental institution" applies to involuntary inpatient or outpatient treatment. It amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize state grants to remove firearms from individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others. The Department of Justice must promptly notify law enforcement agencies when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a firearm. The bill replaces statutory references to persons "adjudicated as a mental defective" with persons "adjudicated as ineligible due to disqualifying mental status." It amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: establish procedures to restore firearm ownership rights after a mental health adjudication or commitment, require an annual report on record submissions due to domestic violence misdemeanor convictions, authorize state grants to improve the automation and transmittal of mental health and criminal history records, and require quarterly updates to federal agency record submissions. The bill reauthorizes the National Criminal History Records Improvement Program through FY2023.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 14, 2017

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HB4153

Title: Federal Law Enforcement and Public Protection Act

Description: Federal Law Enforcement and Public Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to direct each civilian or military federal law enforcement agency to prescribe requirements for the safe storage and locking of service firearms when they are not in use. It specifies minimum standards for safe storage and locking, directs agencies to report lost or stolen firearms, and requires agencies to provide training and written materials to law enforcement officers.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 17, 2017

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HB4168

Title: Closing the Bump-Stock Loophole Act

Description: Closing the Bump-Stock Loophole Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to regulate a reciprocating stock, or any other device which is designed to accelerate substantially the rate of fire of a semiautomatic weapon (i.e., bump stocks) in the same manner as a machine gun. Any person possessing such a device when this bill is enacted must register the device with the ATF within one year of the enactment of this bill, and the registration must be included in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. The bill defines a "semiautomatic weapon" as any repeating weapon that: (1) utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round, and (2) requires a separate function of the trigger to fire each cartridge.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: October 31, 2017

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HB4183

Title: Domestic Violence Records Reporting Improvement Act of 2017

Description: Domestic Violence Records Reporting Improvement Act of 2017 This bill amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to require a state, as an eligibility condition to receive a grant under the National Criminal History Improvement Program, to provide to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) a certain percentage of records related to domestic violence convictions and protection orders. Additionally, the bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to waive the requirement for a state to certify, as an eligibility condition to receive a grant under the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP), that it has a relief from disabilities program, if the state's primary purpose for the NARIP grant is to improve access to domestic violence records in the NICS.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 17, 2017

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HB4186

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the prohibition on firearm sale or transfer to or purchase or possession by an individual who is subject to a court order that restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner. Specifically, the bill revises the elements of a qualifying court order. It also broadens the definition of "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 17, 2017

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HB4192

Title: Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2017

Description: Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to award grants to states to carry out certain policies and procedures that restrict and penalize firearm possession by or transfer to a person subject to a domestic violence protection order or a person convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 17, 2017

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HB4240

Title: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017

Description: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017

Last Action: Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Thompson (CA). Petition No: 115-6. (Discharge petition text with signatures.)

Last Action Date: February 26, 2018

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HB4268

Title: Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017

Description: Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: November 7, 2017

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HB4342

Title: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

Description: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

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HB4343

Title: Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act

Description: Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act This bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to require the national instant criminal background check system to notify certain law enforcement agencies when a firearm is transferred to a person who is subsequently determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

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HB4344

Title: End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2017

Description: End Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act of 2017 This bill requires each state to: establish a reporting system through which mental health professionals may report information about an individual committed to a mental institution who poses a danger or an individual who communicates a serious threat of violence, provide mental health records to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System for use in determining whether a person is disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm, and establish a process related to the temporary involuntary commitment of individuals at mental health facilities. Beginning 10 years after enactment, the Department of Justice must reduce by 5% funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program for a state that fails to comply with requirements. The bill amends the federal criminal code to expand the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm) to include persons who communicate a serious threat of violence to a mental health professional. Finally, it replaces various statutory references to persons adjudicated as a "mental defective" with persons adjudicated as "ineligible due to disqualifying mental status."

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

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HB4365

Title: Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act

Description: Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

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HB4433

Title: Securing DHS Firearms Act of 2017 Securing Department of Homeland Security Firearms Act of 2017

Description: Securing DHS Firearms Act of 2017 Securing Department of Homeland Security Firearms Act of 2017 This bill makes the Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responsible for the security of DHS firearms and other sensitive assets. The Under Secretary shall disseminate a directive for achieving adequate security over such assets across DHS, which shall include: (1) descriptions of what equipment is classified as a sensitive asset, (2) requirements for securing such assets, (3) a classification system for all categories of DHS-issued badges and corresponding requirements for safeguarding such assets, and (4) reporting and record keeping requirements for lost assets. The Under Secretary shall update such directive within one year, including by adding a requirement relating to recording in the inventory systems maintained by each DHS component the acceptance or transfer of a sensitive asset. The Under Secretary shall disseminate a revised version of the Personal Property Asset Management Program Manual that includes: (1) procedures to safeguard sensitive assets during on- and off-duty time, (2) training on safeguarding such assets, (3) instructions for recording lost sensitive assets, and (4) a requirement that a file on a lost asset contain the DHS report and the corresponding police report. DHS components must: comply with federal law, executive branch guidance, and DHS policy regarding the management and oversight of securing sensitive assets; review the need for non-law enforcement badges; require personnel to comply with requirements for safeguarding sensitive assets and reporting on lost assets; and require that lost assets are reported to local law enforcement, the National Crime Information Center, and DHS headquarters and recorded in inventory systems in the time frame established by such directive.

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

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

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HB4434

Title: Fix NICS Act of 2017

Description: Fix NICS Act of 2017 This bill amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to: certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm, and establish and substantially comply with an implementation plan to maximize record submissions and verify their accuracy. The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a state implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS; waive the grant match requirement under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) for a state that complies with its implementation plan; reauthorize through FY2022 the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP); establish, as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative; and create a funding preference under the NARIP program for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records. It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

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HB4471

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2017

Description: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report certain information to state and local law enforcement authorities following a determination, by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, that a prospective firearm purchaser is a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is barred from receiving or possessing a firearm). DOJ must report annually on: (1) certain details regarding denied firearm purchases in each category of prohibited persons, and (2) the number of background check notices reported to states.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 9, 2018

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HB4474

Title: Surface Transportation and Public Area Security Act of 2017

Description: Surface Transportation and Public Area Security Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security.

Last Action Date: December 5, 2017

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HB4477

Title: Fix NICS Act of 2017

Description: Fix NICS Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to: certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm, and establish and substantially comply with an implementation plan to maximize record submissions and verify their accuracy. (Sec. 3) The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to modify the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP). Specifically, it: establishes a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, and creates a funding preference for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records. (Sec. 4) It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to modify the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). Specifically, it: specifies that facilitating full participation in the NICS, as an allowable use of NCHIP grant funds, includes increasing efforts to pre-validate felony conviction and domestic violence records to expedite eligibility determinations; and permits the federal share of a grant to exceed 90% of program costs if a state complies with its implementation plan. (Sec. 5) This section amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: direct the Department of Justice (DOJ), in coordination with each state or tribal government, to establish an implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS; require DOJ to conduct, and publish the results of, compliance determinations for state and tribal governments; give preference to certain discretionary grant applicants that substantially comply with an implementation plan; and require the NICS to notify law enforcement agencies when a firearm is transferred to a person who is subsequently determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. (Sec. 6) DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance must report to Congress on the use of bump stocks in the commission of crimes, including the number of instances and the types of firearms. (Sec. 7) The bill authorizes appropriations for FY2018-FY2022 to carry out activities under this bill.

Last Action: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 322.

Last Action Date: December 5, 2017

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HB4639

Title: Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act

Description: Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2018

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HB4721

Title: Armor-Piercing Bullets Act of 2017

Description: Armor-Piercing Bullets Act of 2017

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2018

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HB4786

Title: Protecting Communities from Lost or Stolen Law Enforcement Weapons Act of 2017

Description: Protecting Communities from Lost or Stolen Law Enforcement Weapons Act of 2017 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to modify requirements under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. Specifically, it authorizes the Department of Justice to give preference to a COPS program grant applicant from a state that requires law enforcement agencies to report officers' lost or stolen firearms to the National Tracing Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2018

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HB4901

Title: Flamethrowers? Really? Act

Description: Flamethrowers? Really? Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: February 7, 2018

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HB4909

Title: STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018

Description: STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018 This bill amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to revise and reauthorize through FY2028 the Secure Our Schools grant program. This grant program provides grants to states, local governments, and Indian tribes to improve security, including the placement and use of metal detectors and other deterrent measures, at schools and on school grounds.

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

Last Action Date: March 15, 2018

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HB5077

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

Description: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make 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. Additionally, the bill does not prohibit, 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 amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow 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: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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HB5087

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

Description: Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make 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. Additionally, the bill does not prohibit, 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 legislation amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to require law enforcement agencies to be notified when a prohibited person attempts to purchase a grandfathered SAW. It also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow 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: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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HB5088

Title: No MAGA Act No More Atrocities with Guns Act

Description: No MAGA Act No More Atrocities with Guns Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit, with respect to a semiautomatic assault weapon, the following: sale or delivery by a licensed gun dealer, importer, manufacturer, or collector to an individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under age 21; transfer by a private party to an individual under age 21; and possession or ownership by an individual under age 21. The prohibitions do not apply if the individual under age 21 is a law enforcement officer or active-duty member of the Armed Forces.

Last Action: Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E287-288)

Last Action Date: March 8, 2018

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HB509

Title: ATF Elimination Act

Description: ATF Elimination Act This bill abolishes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). It transfers the ATF's authorities, functions, personnel, and assets to the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2017

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HB5090

Title: Raise the Age Act

Description: Raise the Age Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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HB5103

Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018

Description: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the excise tax on the sale of firearms by manufacturers, producers, or importers, to: (1) increase the rate of such tax to 20% on pistols, revolvers, and other firearms and on any lower frame or receiver for a firearm; and (2) impose a 50% tax on shells and cartridges. The bill exempts any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States from such tax. The bill allocates revenues from the increased excise tax under this bill for law enforcement and public safety grant programs, including programs for research on gun violence and its prevention. The bill: (1) increases the occupational tax on importers, manufacturers, and dealers in firearms and the transfer tax on firearms; and (2) modifies the definition of "firearm" for excise tax purposes to include a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges and configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Last Action Date: March 5, 2018

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HB5106

Title: Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act

Description: Investor Choice Against Gun Proliferation Act

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Last Action Date: February 27, 2018

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HB5112

Title: SAFER Voter Act Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act

Description: SAFER Voter Act Second Amendment For Every Registrable Voter Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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HB5134

Title: STOP Straw Purchases Act

Description: STOP Straw Purchases Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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HB5162

Title: Firearm Safety Act of 2018

Description: Firearm Safety Act of 2018 This bill amends the Consumer Product Safety Act to allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.

Last Action Date: March 9, 2018

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HB5163

Title: Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals Act

Description: Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2018

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HB5164

Title: Urban Progress Act of 2018

Description: Urban Progress Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2018

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HB5225

Title: Strengthening the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Act of 2018

Description: Strengthening the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2018

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HB5257

Title: Secure Communities and Safe Schools Act

Description: Secure Communities and Safe Schools Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prohibit the use of a grant awarded under the Urban Areas Security Initiative or the State Homeland Security Grant Program to purchase firearms and firearms accessories, such as ammunition, including for use by teachers.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.

Last Action Date: March 22, 2018

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HB5271

Title: Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act

Description: Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act This bill 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, prohibit the imposition of a requirement that firearms dealers conduct a physical inventory, require national instant criminal background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5285

Title: Behavioral Awareness Training Act of 2018

Description: Behavioral Awareness Training Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5286

Title: Mass Violence Prevention Reform Act

Description: Mass Violence Prevention Reform Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5380

Title: Securing Our Children Act of 2018

Description: Securing Our Children Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5383

Title: Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018

Description: Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5398

Title: 21 to Buy Act

Description: 21 to Buy Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5410

Title: SAFER Now Act Safer America for Everyone Right Now Act

Description: SAFER Now Act Safer America for Everyone Right Now Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 30, 2018

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HB5461

Title: NICS Review Act of 2018

Description: NICS Review Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 21, 2018

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HB5490

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 21, 2018

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HB5560

Title: Defective Firearms Protection Act

Description: Defective Firearms Protection Act This bill amends the Consumer Product Safety Act to allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Last Action Date: April 18, 2018

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HB5607

Title: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2018

Description: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 22, 2018

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HB5620

Title: Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2018

Description: Armed Prohibited Persons Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 22, 2018

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HB5652

Title: State Access to Firearms Evading Revocation Act

Description: State Access to Firearms Evading Revocation Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 22, 2018

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HB5657

Title: Gladys Ricart Gun Offender Registry Act

Description: Gladys Ricart Gun Offender Registry Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: May 22, 2018

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HB57

Title: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2017

Description: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2017 This bill requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to submit a biannual report to Congress on the number of proposed firearm transfers where: (1) a licensed gun dealer submitted a background check through the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System (NICS), (2) NICS failed to respond to the licensed gun dealer within three business days, and (3) the licensed gun dealer completed the transfer. The FBI must also report on the procedures followed once the transferee is discovered to be ineligible.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

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HB5717

Title: Jake Laird Act of 2018

Description: Jake Laird Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 5, 2018

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HB5731

Title: Securing Our Schools Act

Description: Securing Our Schools Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 5, 2018

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HB5766

Title: Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018

Description: Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act of 2018 (Sec. 3) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a working group to promote collaborative engagement between DHS and public and private sector stakeholders to develop non-binding recommendations for enhancing security in public areas of transportation facilities (including facilities that are surface transportation assets). (Sec. 4) DHS shall: (1) inform owners and operators of surface transportation assets about the availability of technical assistance to help protect and enhance the resilience of public areas of such assets, (2) provide such assistance to requesting owners and operators of surface transportation assets, and (3) publish best practices for protecting and enhancing the resilience of public areas of transportation facilities. (Sec. 5) The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shall submit to specified congressional committees a review of regulations, directives, policies, and procedures issued by the TSA regarding the transportation of a firearm and ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: June 26, 2018

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HB5895

Title: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019

Description: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Sec. 3) Specifies that, unless this bill expressly provides otherwise, references to "this Act" included in a division shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of that division. (Sec. 4) Specifies that this bill provides appropriations for FY2019. DIVISION A--ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 This division provides FY2019 appropriations for: the civil works projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation and Central Utah Project; the Department of Energy (DOE); and several independent agencies, including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. TITLE I--CORPS OF ENGINEERS--CIVIL Provides appropriations to the Corps of Engineers for authorized civil functions pertaining to rivers and harbors, flood and storm damage reduction, shore protection, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related efforts. Provides appropriations to the Corps of Engineers for: Investigations; Construction; Mississippi River and Tributaries, including flood damage reduction projects in the Mississippi River alluvial valley below Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Operation and Maintenance; the Regulatory Program pertaining to navigable waters and wetlands; the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program for clean-up of early atomic energy program contamination; Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies, including hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters; Expenses necessary for the supervision and general administration of the civil works program; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works. (Sec. 101) Prohibits the reprogramming of funds provided by this title except in specified circumstances. (Sec. 102) Requires the Corps of Engineers to allocate funds provided in this division in accordance with the provisions of this division and the joint explanatory statement. (Sec. 103) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used for a contract that commits funds beyond the amounts appropriated for that program, project, or activity that remain unobligated. Includes exception for funds made available through reprogramming. (Sec. 104) Permits the Corps of Engineers to transfer to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service up to $5.4 million in Operation and Maintenance funds to mitigate for fisheries lost due to Corps of Engineers projects. (Sec. 105) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for an open lake placement of dredged material originating from Lake Erie or its tributaries unless it is approved under a state water quality certification pursuant to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act). Requires the Corps of Engineers to continue upland placement of the dredged material until an open lake placement for dredged materials is approved under a state water quality certification. (Sec. 106) Requires acquisitions funded by this title to comply with regulations that prohibit the Department of Defense from purchasing buoy chain unless it is procured from a U.S. manufacturer. (Sec. 107) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for a water supply reallocation study under the Wolf Creek Dam, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, project authorized under the Act of July 24, 1946. (Sec. 108) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to require a permit for the discharge of dredged or fill material under the Clean Water Act for specified agricultural activities. (Sec. 109) Prohibits funds provided by this division or available in the revolving fund established by the Civil Functions Appropriations Act of 1954 from being used for a new hopper dredge. (Sec. 110) Prohibits funds from being used to reorganize or to transfer the civil works functions or authority of the Corps of Engineers or the Secretary of the Army to another department or agency. TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Provides appropriations to the Department of the Interior for the Central Utah Project. Provides appropriations to the Bureau of Reclamation for: Water and Related Resources, the Central Valley Project Restoration Fund, California Bay-Delta Restoration, and Policy and Administration. Permits appropriations to the Bureau of Reclamation to be used for purchasing replacements for up to five passenger motor vehicles. (Sec. 201) Specifies the circumstances in which Reclamation may reprogram or transfer funds provided by this title. (Sec. 202) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to determine the final point of discharge for the interceptor drain for the San Luis Unit until Interior and California develop a plan to minimize any detrimental effect of the San Luis drainage waters. Requires the plan to conform to California water quality standards as approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Directs Interior to classify the costs of the Kesterson Reservoir Cleanup Program and the San Joaquin Valley Drainage Program as either reimbursable or nonreimbursable and collected until fully repaid pursuant to specified alternative repayment plans. Requires future federal obligations of funds regarding drainage service or drainage studies for the San Luis Unit to be fully reimbursable by San Luis Unit beneficiaries of the service or studies. (Sec. 203) Specifies that, from November 1 through April 30, water users may use their diversion structures for the purpose of recharging the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer when Interior determines there is water available in excess of that needed to satisfy existing Minidoka Project storage and hydropower rights and ensure operational flexibility. (Sec. 204) Amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to extend the authority of the Bureau of Reclamation to conduct feasibility studies on certain projects that address water shortages within the Snake, Boise, and Payette River systems in Idaho. (Sec. 205) Amends the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 to: (1) extend the authorization for Interior pilot projects to increase Colorado River System water in Lake Mead and the initial units of Colorado River Storage Project reservoirs to address the effects of historic drought conditions, and (2) prohibit Interior from funding the pilot projects in the Upper Colorado River Basin without the participation of the Upper Colorado River Commission. Amends the Secure Water Act of 2009 to increase from $450 million to $480 million the authorization of appropriations for grants and cooperative agreements for water management improvement. (Sec. 206) Amends the Fort Peck Reservation Rural Water System Act of 2000 to extend the authorization for the Fort Peck/Dry Prairie Rural Water Project in Montana. TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Provides appropriations to the Department of Energy (DOE) for Energy Programs, including: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Cyber Security, Energy Security, and Emergency Response; Electricity Delivery; Nuclear Energy; Fossil Energy Research and Development; Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves; the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR); the SPR Petroleum Account; the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve; the Energy Information Administration; Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup; the Uranium Enrichment Decontamination and Decommissioning Fund; Science; Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy; the Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Loan Program; the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program; the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program; the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs; Departmental Administration; and the Office of the Inspector General. Provides appropriations for the Atomic Energy Defense Activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), including: Weapons Activities, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, Naval Reactors, and Federal Salaries and Expenses. Provides appropriations for Environmental and Other Defense Activities, including: Defense Environmental Cleanup, and Other Defense Activities. Provides appropriations for the Power Marketing Administrations, including: the Bonneville Power Administration Fund; Southeastern Power Administration Operation and Maintenance; Southwestern Power Administration Operation and Maintenance; Western Area Power Administration Construction, Rehabilitation, and Operation and Maintenance; and the Falcon and Amistad Operating and Maintenance Fund. Provides appropriations for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (Sec. 301) Prohibits funds provided by this title from be used for programs, projects, or activities that have not been funded by Congress. Prohibits specified grants, contracts, allocations, and agreements unless Congress is notified in advance. Prohibits funds from being used for certain multiyear Department of Energy--Energy Programs activities unless specified conditions are met and Congress is notified. Establishes requirements and restrictions for the reprogramming of funds provided in this title. Permits unexpended balances of prior appropriations provided for activities in this division to be transferred and merged with appropriations accounts established in this division. (Sec. 302) Deems funds appropriated by this division for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized by Congress during FY2019 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2019. (Sec. 303) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to construct specified high-hazard nuclear facilities unless independent oversight is conducted by the Office of Enterprise Assessments to ensure compliance with nuclear safety requirements. (Sec. 304) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to approve certain critical decisions for construction projects exceeding $100 million until a separate independent cost estimate has been developed for the project for that critical decision. (Sec. 305) Specifies congressional notification requirements and limitations regarding transfers of funds from DOE's Working Capital Fund. (Sec. 306) Prohibits Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation funds from being used to enter into new contracts with, or new agreements for federal assistance to, the Russian Federation. Permits DOE to waive the prohibition if the activity is in the national security interests of the United States and a report justifying the waiver is submitted to Congress. (Sec. 307) Prohibits DOE from establishing any new regional petroleum product reserve unless funding is explicitly requested in advance and approved by Congress in an appropriations Act. (Sec. 308) Authorizes DOE to draw down and sell refined petroleum product from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) upon a determination by the President in this fiscal year that: a regional supply shortage of refined petroleum product of significant scope and duration exists, a severe increase in the price of refined petroleum product will likely result from the shortage, and a draw down and sale of refined petroleum product would assist directly and significantly in reducing the adverse impact of the shortage. Specifies that the proceeds from the sale must be deposited into the SPR Petroleum Account and remain available for obligation without fiscal year limitation, consistent with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Provides appropriations for independent agencies, including: the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, the Delta Regional Authority, the Denali Commission, the Northern Border Regional Commission, the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. (Sec. 401) Requires the NRC to comply with specified internal procedures when responding to congressional requests for information, consistent with Department of Justice guidance for all federal agencies. (Sec. 402) Specifies the circumstances in which funds provided by this title may be reprogrammed. TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Sec. 501) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to influence congressional action on any legislation or appropriation matters pending before Congress, other than to communicate with Members of Congress as permitted under current law. (Sec. 502) Specifies restrictions and requirements for transfers of funds into and out of accounts funded by this division. (Sec. 503) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to contravene Executive Order No. 12898 of February 11, 1994 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations). (Sec. 504) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this division for a computer network unless pornography is blocked, with the exception of law enforcement, prosecution, or adjudication activities. (Sec. 505) Provides additional appropriations to the Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources account to be transferred to Reclamation's Upper Colorado River Basin Fund to carry out certain environmental stewardship and endangered species recovery efforts. DIVISION B--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2019 This division provides appropriations for Congress and the agencies that serve Congress. It includes funding for the House of Representatives, the Senate, and Joint Items such as the Joint Economic Committee, the Joint Committee on Taxation, and the Office of the Attending Physician. It also provides appropriations for: the Capitol Police the Office of Compliance, the Congressional Budget Office, the Architect of the Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Government Publishing Office, and the Government Accountability Office. TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Provides appropriations to the Senate for: Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress (for Cindy H. McCain, widow of the late Senator John S. McCain III); Expense Allowances; Representational Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders; Salaries, Officers, and Employees; the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate; the Office of Senate Legal Counsel; Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority of the Senate; and Contingent Expenses of the Senate. (Sec. 101) Requires amounts remaining in the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account be used for deficit or debt reduction. (Sec. 102) Amends the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require Senate political committees to file certain campaign finance designations, statements, and reports directly with the Federal Election Commission instead of with the Secretary of the Senate. (Sec. 103) Extends the authority for the Senate National Security Working Group through 2020. Provides appropriations to the House of Representatives for: Salaries and Expenses; House Leadership Offices; Members' Representational Allowances, including Members' Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of Members, and Official Mail; the Intern Allowance; Committee Employees; Salaries, Officers, and Employees; and Allowances and Expenses. (In this division, the term "Member of the House of Representatives" also includes a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress.) (Sec. 110) Requires amounts remaining in Members' Representational Allowances after all payments are made for FY2019 to be used for deficit or debt reduction. (Sec. 111) Prohibits funds provided in any fiscal year from being used to deliver a printed copy of a bill, joint resolution, or resolution to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives unless the Member requests a copy. (Sec. 112) Prohibits funds provided in any fiscal year from being used to deliver a printed copy of the Congressional Record to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 113) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to make payments from any Members' Representational Allowance to lease a vehicle, excluding mobile district offices, in an aggregate amount that exceeds $1,000 for the vehicle in any month. (Sec. 114) Prohibits funds provided in any fiscal year from being used to provide an aggregate number of more than 50 printed copies of any edition of the U.S. Code to all offices of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 115) Prohibits funds provided in any fiscal year from being used to deliver a printed copy of the report of disbursements for the operations of the House of Representatives to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 116) Prohibits funds provided in any fiscal year from being used to deliver to the office of a Member of the House Representatives a printed copy of the Daily Calendar of the House of Representatives prepared by the Clerk of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 117) Prohibits funds provided in any fiscal year from being used to deliver a printed copy of the Congressional Pictorial Directory to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 118) Repeals the authorizations for office space, office expenses, franked mail and printing privileges, and staff for former Speakers of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 119) Provides transfer authority for funds provided for House Leadership Offices. (Sec. 120) Establishes and authorizes FY2019 appropriations for an allowance for compensating interns who serve in the offices of Members of the House of Representatives. Specifies that: (1) each office may not use more than $20,000 of the allowance per year, and (2) this provision has no effect on the use of the Members' Representational Allowance to compensate interns. Provides appropriations for Joint Items, including: the Joint Economic Committee, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the Office of the Attending Physician, and the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services. Provides appropriations for: the Capitol Police, the Office of Compliance, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Provides appropriations to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) for: Capital Construction and Operations; the Capitol Building; the Capitol Grounds; the House Office Buildings; the Senate Office Buildings; the Capitol Power Plant; the Library Buildings and Grounds; the Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security; the Botanic Garden; and the Capitol Visitor Center. (Sec. 130) Prohibits funds provided by this division for the AOC from being used to make incentive or award payments to contractors for work that is behind schedule or over budget, unless the deviations are due to unforeseeable events, government-driven scope changes, or are insignificant within the overall scope of the project or program. (Sec. 131) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for scrims (coverings for buildings that are being renovated) containing photographs of building facades during restoration or construction projects performed by the AOC. (Sec. 132) Amends the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response To Terrorist Attacks on the United States, with respect to the Capitol Police and Buildings and Ground Account, to: (1) specify that the uses for the account include AOC resilience and security programs; and (2) permit the AOC, with congressional approval, to receive interagency transfers of funds to carry out the purposes of the account. (Sec. 133) Modifies the AOC's small purchase contracting authority to permit the AOC to use special simplified procedures for purchases of property and services if the aggregate amount does not exceed $250,000. (Sec. 134) Permits the AOC to enter into a joint agency agreement to provide for interagency employee detailees. (Sec. 135) Permits the AOC to accept, or authorize an AOC employee to accept, payments from nonfederal sources for travel, subsistence, and related expenses for the attendance of an employee (or the spouse of an employee) at a meeting or similar function relating to the employee's official duties. Provides appropriations to the Library of Congress (LOC) for: Salaries and Expenses, the Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service, and Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. (Sec. 140) Limits the FY2019 obligational authority of the LOC for reimbursable and revolving fund activities funded from sources other than appropriations. Provides appropriations to the Government Publishing Office for: Congressional Publishing, Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents, and the Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund. Provides appropriations to: the Government Accountability Office, the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, and the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development. TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Sec. 201) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, except for emergency assistance and cleaning, as provided under regulations for the House and Senate parking facilities. (Sec. 202) Prohibits funds provided by this division from remaining available for obligation beyond FY2019 unless expressly provided in this division. (Sec. 203) Provides that: (1) rates of compensation or designations of offices or positions included in this division that are either not established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 or are contrary to that Act are considered permanent law, and (2) provisions in this division for official congressional expenses and clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives are permanent law. (Sec. 204) Limits contracts for certain consulting services to those where expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law or under an executive order issued under existing law. (Sec. 205) Permits legislative branch entities participating in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council to use funds provided for administrative expenses to pay a share of the cost of the council if the total cost shared among all participating entities does not exceed $2,000. (Sec. 206) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the U.S. government unless the transfer is pursuant to authority provided by an appropriations Act. (Sec. 207) Prohibits the AOC from using funds provided by this division to eliminate or restrict guided Capitol tours led by congressional employees and interns other than through regulations authorized by the Capitol Visitor Center of 2008, subject to an exception permitting tours to be suspended for security or related reasons. (Sec. 208) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to acquire telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company, ZTE Corporation or a high-impact or moderate-impact information system unless the agency, office, or entity acquiring the system meets certain requirements for reviews, assessments, reports, and mitigation strategies for risks. (Sec. 209) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for a computer network unless pornography is blocked, with the exception of law enforcement, prosecution, or adjudication activities. (Sec. 210) Requires agencies and offices funded by this division to confer and coordinate with their food service providers, in consultation with disability advocacy groups, to eliminate or reduce plastic waste, including waste from plastic straws, explore the use of biodegradable items, and increase recycling and composting opportunities. (Sec. 211) Requires agencies, offices, and entities funded by this division to report to Congress regarding the estimated dollar amounts for cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) included in the FY2019 budget request for each appropriations account. Specifies that, if executive branch agencies do not receive a COLA, the legislative branch entities may only spend the reported dollar amounts after receiving congressional approval. (Sec. 212) Prohibits COLAs for Members of Congress during FY2019. DIVISION C--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019 This division provides FY2019 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military construction, military family housing, the U.S. share of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program, and base closures and realignments. The division also provides appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans benefit and health care programs, departmental administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Related agencies and programs funded in the division include: the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; the Armed Forces Retirement Home; and the Cemeterial Expenses of the Army, including Arlington National Cemetery. The division also includes additional military construction funds which are designated as Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/ Global War on Terrorism funds and are not subject to discretionary spending limits. TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Provides appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for Military Construction for: the Army; the Navy and Marine Corps; the Air Force; Defense-Wide agencies and activities (other than military departments); the Army and Air National Guard; and the Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserves. Provides appropriations to DOD for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program. Provides appropriations for the DOD Base Closure Account. Provides appropriations to DOD for Construction and Operation and Maintenance of Family Housing for: the Army, the Navy and Marine Corps, the Air Force, and Defense-Wide agencies and activities (other than military departments). Provides appropriations to DOD for: (1) the Family Housing Improvement Fund, and (2) the Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund. (Sec. 101) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used for payments exceeding $25,000 under a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract for construction in the United States without a specific DOD approval in writing. Includes an exception for work that is to be performed in Alaska. (Sec. 102) Permits construction funds provided by this title to be used for hiring passenger motor vehicles. (Sec. 103) Permits construction funds provided by this title to be used for advances to the Federal Highway Administration for the construction of access roads DOD has certified as important to national defense. (Sec. 104) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to begin construction of new bases in the United States without a specific appropriation. (Sec. 105) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to purchase land or land easements in excess of 100% of the value as determined by the Army Corps of Engineers or the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Includes exceptions for: (1) determinations of value by a federal court, (2) purchases negotiated by the Attorney General or a designee, (3) values less than $25,000, and (4) DOD determinations that the purchase is in the public interest. (Sec. 106) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to acquire land, provide for site preparation, or install utilities for family housing, except housing for which appropriations have been provided. (Sec. 107) Prohibits funds provided by this title for minor construction from being used to transfer or relocate any activity from one base or installation to another without notifying Congress in advance. (Sec. 108) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to procure steel for construction unless American producers, fabricators, and manufacturers have been allowed to compete for the procurement. (Sec. 109) Prohibits funds provided to DOD for military construction or family housing during the current fiscal year from being used to pay real property taxes in any foreign nation. (Sec. 110) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used to initiate a new installation overseas without notifying Congress in advance. (Sec. 111) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used for architect and engineer contracts estimated to exceed $500,000 for projects in Japan, NATO member countries, or countries bordering the Arabian Gulf unless the contracts are awarded to U.S. firms or U.S. firms in joint ventures with host nation firms. (Sec. 112) Prohibits funds provided by this title for military construction in U.S. territories and possessions in the Pacific and on Kwajalein Atoll, or in countries bordering the Arabian Gulf from being used to award a contract over $1 million to a foreign contractor. Includes exceptions. (Sec. 113) Requires DOD to notify Congress in advance of the plans and scope of any proposed military exercise involving U.S. personnel if the construction costs are anticipated to exceed $100,000. (Sec. 114) Permits funds appropriated to DOD for construction in prior years to be used for construction projects authorized during the current session of Congress. (Sec. 115) Permits expired or lapsed funds to be used to pay for supervision, inspection, overhead, engineering, and design costs for military construction or family housing projects being completed with lapsed or expired funds. (Sec. 116) Permits funds provided for the construction of military projects to be available for five years if the funds for the project: (1) are obligated from funds available for military construction, and (2) do not exceed the amount appropriated or permitted by law for the project. (Sec. 117) Permits the following transfers if Congress is notified and specified conditions are met: to the DOD Family Housing Improvement Fund from appropriations for construction in Family Housing accounts, and to the DOD Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund from appropriations for construction of military unaccompanied housing in Military Construction accounts. Specifies that the transferred funds shall be available for DOD loans or loan guarantees pertaining to alternative means of acquiring and improving military family housing, military unaccompanied housing, and supporting facilities. (Sec. 118) Permits the transfer of funds from the DOD Base Closure Account to the fund established to pay expenses associated with the Homeowners Assistance Program under the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966. (Sec. 119) Specifies that funds for operation and maintenance of family housing in this title shall be the only source of funds for repair and maintenance of all family housing units, including general or flag officer quarters. Sets forth limitations and requirements for expenditures for maintenance and repair of general or flag officer quarters. (Sec. 120) Appropriates funds contained in the Ford Island Improvement Account to remain available until expended or transferred. (Sec. 121) Permits the transfer of unobligated balances of expired military construction and family housing funds into the Foreign Currency Fluctuations--Construction--Defense account. (Sec. 122) Prohibits the Army from using funds provided by this division to relocate a unit that: (1) performs a testing mission or function that is not performed by any other unit in the Army and is specifically stipulated under current law, and (2) is located at a military installation where the total number of Army civilian employees and contractor personnel exceeds 10% of the regular and reserve Army personnel assigned to the installation. Includes an exception if the Army notifies Congress of the relocation's compliance with Army Regulation 5-10 concerning stationing actions. (Sec. 123) Permits funds provided to an account in this title to be transferred among projects and activities within the account subject to specified DOD reprogramming guidelines for military and family housing construction. (Sec. 124) Prohibits funds provided by this title from being used for the planning, design, and construction of projects at Arlington National Cemetery. (Sec. 125) Provides specified additional funds to remain available through FY2023 for unfunded military construction priorities. (Sec. 126) Rescinds specified unobligated balances from the following VA accounts and programs: the NATO Security Investment Program Military Construction--Air Force; Military Construction--Army National Guard; Family House Construction--Navy and Marine Corps; and the fund established in section 1013(d) of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966. (Sec. 127) Defines "congressional defense committees" to include the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and Appropriations Subcommittees on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. (Sec. 128) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for the closure or realignment of the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Sec. 129) Prohibits funds from being used to consolidate or relocate any element of a U.S. Air Force Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED HORSE) squadron outside of the United States until the Air Force: (1) submits to Congress an analysis and comparison of the cost and investment required to consolidate or relocate a RED HORSE squadron outside of the United States versus within the United States, and (2) certifies to Congress that the preferred site yields the greatest savings. (Sec. 130) Provides additional appropriations for completion of the Defense Access Roads project and land acquisition for Arlington National Cemetery. (Sec. 131) Requires specified FY2019 Military Construction--Defense-Wide funds authorized to be appropriated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 to be immediately available and allotted to contract for the full scope of authorized projects. (Sec. 132) Provides additional military construction funds to the Air Force and the Navy and Marine Corps to remain available through FY2023 for enhancing force protection and safety at military installations. TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Provides appropriations to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for: Compensation and Pensions, Readjustment Benefits, Veterans Insurance and Indemnities, the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund, the Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program Account, the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account, and General Operating Expenses. Provides appropriations to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for: Medical Services, Medical Community Care, Medical Support and Compliance, Medical Facilities, and Medical and Prosthetic Research. Provides appropriations to the National Cemetery Administration. Provides appropriations to the VA for Departmental Administration, including: General Administration, the Board of Veterans Appeals, Information Technology Systems, the Veterans Electronic Health Record, the Office of Inspector General, Construction--Major Projects, Construction--Minor Projects, Grants for Construction of State Extended Care Facilities, and Grants for Construction of Veterans Cemeteries. (Sec. 201) Specifies transfer authorities and requirements for the VBA. (Sec. 202) Specifies transfer authorities and requirements for the VHA. (Sec. 203) Permits appropriations provided by this title for salaries and expenses to be used for employment of temporary or intermittent experts and consultants, hire of passenger vehicles, lease of a facility or land or both, and uniforms. (Sec. 204) Prohibits appropriations in this title other than Construction--Major Projects and Construction--Minor Projects from being used for land acquisition for or construction of any new hospital or home. (Sec. 205) Requires the VA to be reimbursed for medical services it provides to any person not defined as a beneficiary under specified laws. (Sec. 206) Permits appropriations provided by this title for Compensation and Pensions, Readjustment Benefits, and Veterans Insurance and Indemnities to be used for payment of prior year accrued obligations for the accounts recorded in the last quarter of FY2018. (Sec. 207) Permits appropriations provided by this title to be used to pay specified prior year obligations. Requires obligations from trust fund accounts to be paid only from the Compensation and Pensions account. (Sec. 208) Requires the VA to use surplus earnings from the National Service Life Insurance Fund, the Veterans' Special Life Insurance Fund, and the United States Government Life Insurance Fund to reimburse the General Operating Expenses--Veterans Benefits Administration and Information Technology Systems accounts for the costs to administer the insurance programs during FY2019. (Sec. 209) Permits amounts deducted from enhanced-use lease proceeds for reimbursement of expenses from a prior year to be obligated in the year in which the proceeds are received. (Sec. 210) Permits funds provided by this title for salaries and other administrative expenses to be used to reimburse the following offices for services provided, subject to specified limits: the Office of Resolution Management, the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication, the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. (Sec. 211) Requires the VA to collect third-party reimbursement information prior to providing hospital care, nursing home care, or medical services for a non-service connected disability. Permits the VA to recover reasonable charges for care from anyone who has not provided the required disclosures. (Sec. 212) Permits enhanced-use leasing revenues to be deposited into the Construction--Major Projects and Construction--Minor Projects accounts to be used for construction, alterations, and improvements of VA medical facilities. (Sec. 213) Permits funds provided for Medical Services to be used for: (1) furnishing recreational facilities, supplies, and equipment; and (2) funeral and burial expenses for beneficiaries receiving care from the VA. (Sec. 214) Permits funds deposited in the Medical Care Collections Fund to be transferred to the Medical Services and Medical Community Care accounts and remain available until expended for the purposes of those accounts. (Sec. 215) Permits the VA to enter into agreements with Federally Qualified Health Centers in Alaska and Indian tribes and tribal organizations which are party to the Alaska Native Health Compact with the Indian Health Service to provide healthcare, including behavioral health and dental care, to veterans in rural Alaska. Defines "rural Alaska" as those lands which are not within the boundaries of the municipality of Anchorage or the Fairbanks North Star Borough. (Sec. 216) Permits funds deposited into the Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Fund to be transferred to the Construction--Major Projects and Construction--Minor Projects accounts to remain available until expended. (Sec. 217) Requires the VA to report quarterly to Congress on the financial status of the VA. (Sec. 218) Permits specified FY2019 VA funds to be transferred to or from the Information Technology Systems account if approved by Congress. (Sec. 219) Permits specified FY2019 VA funds provided for medical accounts, Construction--Minor Projects, and Information Technology Systems to be transferred to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund and used for the operation of combined federal medical facilities. (Sec. 220) Permits specified FY2020 VA advance funding provided for medical accounts to be transferred to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund and used for the operation of combined federal medical facilities. (Sec. 221) Permits transfers from the Medical Care Collections Fund to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund for the operation of combined federal medical facilities. (Sec. 222) Requires specified funds from medical accounts to be transferred to the DOD-VA Health Care Sharing Incentive Fund to remain available until expended. (Sec. 223) Prohibits the VA from using funds to replace the current system that the Veterans Integrated Service Networks use to select and contract for diabetes monitoring supplies and equipment. (Sec. 224) Directs the VA to notify Congress of all bid savings in major construction projects that total at least $5 million or 5% of the programmed amount of the project, whichever is less. (Sec. 225) Prohibits funds provided for the Construction--Major Projects account from being used to increase the scope of a project above the original budget request without congressional approval. (Sec. 226) Requires the VA to submit to Congress quarterly reports containing performance measures and data from each VBA regional office. (Sec. 227) Directs the VA to notify Congress before organizational changes that result in the transfer of 25 or more full-time equivalent staff from one organizational unit to another. (Sec. 228) Requires the VA to report to Congress quarterly regarding any single national outreach and awareness marketing campaign exceeding $2 million. (Sec. 229) Permits the VA to transfer funds to the Medical Services account if the transfer is necessary to address the needs of the VHA, meets specified requirements, and is approved by the Office of Management and Budget and Congress. (Sec. 230) Permits FY2019 funds provided for the Board of Veterans Appeals and General Operating Expenses--Veterans Benefits Administration to be transferred between those accounts if Congress approves the transfer. (Sec. 231) Prohibits the VA from reprogramming more than $7 million in funds among major construction projects or programs without congressional approval. (Sec. 232) Requires the VA to ensure that the toll-free suicide hotline authorized under current law: (1) provides individuals who contact the hotline with immediate assistance from a trained professional, and (2) adheres to all requirements of the American Association of Suicidology. Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to enforce or otherwise carry out any executive action that prohibits the VA from appointing an individual to occupy a vacant civil service position, or establishing a new civil service position, with respect to the hotline. Requires the VA to study the effectiveness of the hotline based on an analysis of national suicide data and data collected from the hotline. (Sec. 233) Prohibits funds from being used to close, conduct an environmental assessment, or diminish services at certain VA medical facilities as part of a planned realignment of VA services until the VA submits to Congress a national realignment strategy and specified details. (Sec. 234) Requires the VA to use the breast cancer screening guidelines issued on May 10, 2017, by the VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. (Sec. 235) Permits VA Medical Services funds to be used to provide: (1) fertility counseling and treatment using assisted reproductive technology to a covered veteran or the spouse of a covered veteran, or (2) adoption reimbursement to a covered veteran. Defines a "covered veteran" as a veteran who has a service-connected disability that results in the inability of the veteran to procreate without the use of fertility treatment. (Sec. 236) Rescinds specified funds provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 for the VHA Medical Support and Compliance Account. (Sec. 237) Prohibits funds from being used to: (1) convert to contractor performance an activity or function performed by more than 10 federal employees unless the conversion is based on the result of a public-private competition and meets specified criteria, or (2) conduct studies comparing the costs of private and government provision of certain VHA products and services without a specific appropriation for that purpose. (Sec. 238) Specifies that certain restrictions and requirements that apply to the use of funds to convert an activity of an executive agency to contractor performance do not apply to the conversion of an activity or function of the VHA, VBA, or National Cemetery Administration to contractor performance by a business concern that is at least 51% owned by one or more Indian Tribes or one or more Native Hawaiian Organizations. (Sec. 239) Requires the VA to discontinue using Social Security numbers to identify individuals in all VA information systems. Includes an exception if the number is required to obtain information from an information system that is not under the jurisdiction of the VA. (Sec. 240) Applies to FY2019 and FY2020 VA Medical Services funds a requirement for the VA to treat a marriage and family therapist that meets specified educational and licensing requirements as qualified to serve as a VA therapist. (Sec. 241) Prohibits the VA from transferring funds from the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund to any other VA account. (Sec. 242) Permits FY2019 and FY2020 Medical Services funds to be used to carry out and expand the pilot program for providing child care assistance to veterans receiving health care. (Sec. 243) Applies to FY2019 and FY2020 VA funds a provision that specifies documentation that DOD may accept to verify that a coastwise merchant seaman performed active duty service under honorable conditions. Permits the individuals whose service is recognized as honorable to be: (1) awarded an appropriate medal, ribbon, or other military decoration based on the service; and (2) honored as a veteran with benefits limited to those described in this provision. (Sec. 244) Permits the VA to use funds provided by this title to ensure that the ratio of veterans to full-time employment equivalents within any rehabilitation program does not exceed 125 veterans to one full-time employment equivalent. Requires the VA to report to Congress on rehabilitation programs including: (1) an assessment of the veteran-to-staff ratio for each program, and (2) recommendations to reduce the veteran-to-staff ratio for each program. (Sec. 245) Prohibits the VA from using funds provided by this title to enter into an agreement related to resolving a dispute or claim with an individual that would restrict the individual from speaking to members of Congress or their staff on any topic not otherwise prohibited from disclosure or required by federal law or required by executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or the conduct of foreign affairs. (Sec. 246) Applies to FY2019 and FY2020 VA funds a requirement for certain details to be included in the budget justification documents submitted to Congress for the Construction--Major Projects account. (Sec. 247) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used to conduct research using canines unless: (1) the scientific objectives of the study can only be met by research with canines, (2) the study has been directly approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and (3) the study is consistent with the revised VA canine research policy document. Specifies reporting requirements for canine research. (Sec. 248) Provides additional appropriations to the VA for infrastructure improvements, including new construction, for the following accounts and activities: seismic improvement projects and seismic program management activities; Departmental Administration--Construction, Major Projects; VHA Medical Facilities for nonrecurring maintenance; and Departmental Administration--Construction, Minor Projects. (Sec. 249) Requires departments and agencies funded by this division to provide an Inspector General (IG) funded by this division with timely access to records, documents, or other materials available to the department or agency over which the IG has responsibility. Requires each IG to comply with specified statutory limitations on disclosure of the information provided. (Sec. 250) Requires the VA to submit to Congress a plan to: (1) reduce the chances that clinical mistakes by VA employees will result in adverse events that require institutional or clinical disclosures, (2) prevent any unnecessary hardship for patients and families impacted by the adverse events. (Sec. 251) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used in a manner that would increase wait times for veterans seeking care at VA medical facilities. (Sec. 252) Prohibits VHA funds provided by this division from being used to convert any program which received specific purpose funds in FY2018 to a general purpose funded program unless Congress is notified in advance and approves the proposal. TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES Provides appropriations for related agencies, including: the American Battle Monuments Commission; the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; Cemeterial Expenses of the Army, including Arlington National Cemetery and Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery; and the Armed Forces Retirement Home. (Sec. 301) Permits funds from concessions at Army National Military Cemeteries to be used to support activities at the cemeteries. TITLE IV--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS Provides appropriations to DOD for Overseas Contingency Operations Military Construction projects for the: Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and Defense-Wide agencies and activities. Designates the amounts provided in this title as for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. (Sec. 401) Specifies that funds designated in this division by Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism are only available if the President subsequently designates the amounts and transmits the designations to Congress. (Sec. 402) Prohibits funds provided by this title for military construction projects outside of the United States from being used for planning and design of any project associated with the European Deterrence Initiative until DOD submits to Congress a list of the military construction projects associated with initiative that DOD anticipates will be carried out in each year during FY2020-FY2024. TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS (Sec. 501) Prohibits the obligation of funds in this division beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly permitted in this division. (Sec. 502) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this division for programs, projects, or activities not in compliance with federal laws related to risk assessment, the protection of private property rights, or unfunded mandates. (Sec. 503) Encourages all departments and agencies funded in this division to expand their use of "E-Commerce" technologies and procedures. (Sec. 504) Specifies the congressional committees that are to receive all reports and notifications required by this division. (Sec. 505) Prohibits the transfer of funds to any part of the U.S. government without authority provided by an appropriations law. (Sec. 506) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for a project or program named for an individual serving as a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner of the House of Representatives. (Sec. 507) Requires agencies to post reports submitted to Congress on the public website of the agency. Includes exceptions for national security and confidential or proprietary information. (Sec. 508) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this division for a computer network unless pornography is blocked, with the exception of law enforcement, prosecution, or adjudication activities. (Sec. 509) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this division for first-class travel by an employee of the executive branch. (Sec. 510) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this division for any contract where the contractor has not complied with E-Verify requirements for verification of eligibility for employment. (Sec. 511) Prohibits DOD or the VA from using funds provided by this division to purchase or lease a new vehicle except in accordance with Presidential Memorandum--Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 24, 2011. (Sec. 512) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this division for the renovation, expansion, or construction of any facility in the United States to house any individual detained at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the purposes of detention or imprisonment in the custody or under the control of DOD. Includes an exception for modification to the facility at Guantanamo Bay.

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 115-244.

Last Action Date: September 21, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB5941

Title: Child Gun Access Prevention Act

Description: Child Gun Access Prevention Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 5, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6024

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018

Description: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 30, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6075

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2018

Description: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: July 30, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6109

Title: SAFETY Act Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology Act of 2018

Description: SAFETY Act Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: June 14, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB613

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

Description: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to allow a correctional officer at a federal prison or correctional institution to: (1) store firearms on BOP premises in a secure storage area outside the security perimeter of the institution or in a vehicle lockbox, and (2) carry a concealed firearm on BOP premises outside the security perimeter of the institution.

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

Last Action Date: May 16, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB62

Title: Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2017

Description: Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice to hire 200 additional agents and investigators for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6278

Title: AVERT Future Gun Violence Act Animal Violence Exposes Real Threat of Future Gun Violence Act of 2018

Description: AVERT Future Gun Violence Act Animal Violence Exposes Real Threat of Future Gun Violence Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: August 6, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB629

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act This bill prohibits, in any case arising out of the administration of laws and benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, any person who is mentally incapacitated, deemed mentally incompetent, or experiencing an extended loss of consciousness from being considered adjudicated as a mental defective for purposes of the right to receive or transport firearms without the order or finding of a judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such person is a danger to himself or herself or others.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Last Action Date: February 3, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6297

Title: Assault Weapons Ban and Regulatory Reform Act of 2018

Description: Assault Weapons Ban and Regulatory Reform Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: August 6, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB6624

Title: Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Description: Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 1, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6629

Title: No Guns for Abusers Act of 2018

Description: No Guns for Abusers Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 1, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6643

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2018

Description: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 9, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6649

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018

Description: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 9, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6654

Title: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.

Description: To prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a licensed dealer.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: October 9, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB6747

Title: Protecting Our Communities and Rights Act of 2018

Description: Protecting Our Communities and Rights Act of 2018

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: September 7, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7016

Title: PLASTIC Act Protect Lives and Stop the Imminent Chaos Act

Description: PLASTIC Act Protect Lives and Stop the Imminent Chaos Act

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: October 2, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB7027

Title: To improve the procedures of the national instant criminal background check system in the case of firearm transfers by federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers before the completion of the related criminal background check, and to provide for annual reports on default firearm transfers.

Description: To improve the procedures of the national instant criminal background check system in the case of firearm transfers by federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers before the completion of the related criminal background check, and to provide for annual reports on default firearm transfers.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: October 2, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB788

Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Description: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorizing a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for those costs; (3) limiting the federal share of those costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) requiring amounts provided for those costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years. The United States shall be shielded from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function. The bill urges the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range to encourage its continued use for target practice or marksmanship training.

Last Action: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 546.

Last Action Date: May 29, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HB810

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

Description: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms. The bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition) to include persons who intend: (1) to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person, (2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense, or (3) to unlawfully export. It increases the maximum prison term for the sale or transfer of a firearm to or the receipt or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The bill revises the existing prohibition on transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of the prohibition and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. The bill also revises the existing prohibition on smuggling a firearm into the United States with the intent to unlawfully import or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of the prohibition and increases the maximum prison term for a violator. Finally, the bill makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HCR125

Title: Expressing support for the designation of June 21 as National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to promote children's health and safe storage of guns in the home.

Description: Expressing support for the designation of June 21 as National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to promote children's health and safe storage of guns in the home. Expresses support for the designation of National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to encourage parents to ask, before their child visits another home, whether there is an unlocked gun in the home.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Last Action Date: June 21, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HCR66

Title: Expressing support for the designation of June 21 as National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to promote children's health and gun safety.

Description: Expressing support for the designation of June 21 as National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to promote children's health and gun safety. Expresses support for the designation of National ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day to encourage parents to begin asking the question, "Is there an unlocked gun in your house?" before their child visits other homes.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Last Action Date: June 26, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HJR40

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

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

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 115-8. (TXT | PDF)

Last Action Date: February 28, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR1076

Title: Encouraging the House of Representatives to pass laws to prevent gun violence.

Description: Encouraging the House of Representatives to pass laws to prevent gun violence.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Last Action Date: September 25, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HR361

Title: Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and "National Gun Violence Awareness Month". Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Gun Violence Awareness Month and National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Calls on the people of the United States to: promote greater awareness of gun violence and gun safety; wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day; concentrate heightened attention on gun violence during the summer months, when gun violence typically increases; and bring citizens and community leaders together to discuss ways to make the communities safer.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR367

Title: Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.

Description: Establishing the Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention. Establishes the House Select Committee on Gun Violence Prevention to investigate and report on: the causes of mass shootings, methods to improve the federal firearms purchaser background check system, connections between access to firearms and dangerously mentally ill individuals, strengthening federal penalties for trafficking and straw purchasing of firearms, closing loopholes that allow some domestic abusers continued access to firearms, linkages between firearms and suicide, gun violence's effect on public health, the correlation between state gun violence prevention laws and the incidence of gun violence, the importance of having reliable and accurate information on gun violence and its toll on our nation, the implementation of effective gun violence prevention laws in accordance with the Second Amendment to the Constitution, and rates of gun violence in large metropolitan areas.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on Rules.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR373

Title: Expressing support for the designation of June 2017 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month" and calling on Congress to address gun violence.

Description: Expressing support for the designation of June 2017 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month" and calling on Congress to address gun violence. Expresses support for the designation of June 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month. Calls on Congress to enact the following legislation to address gun violence: H.B. 1475, the Gun Trafficking Prevention Act; H.B. 1478, the Gun Violence Research Act of 2017; H.B. 1612, the Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2017; and legislation to ban assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HR645

Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 38) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.

Description: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.B. 38) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State. Sets forth the rule for consideration of the bill (H.B. 38) to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.

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

Last Action Date: December 6, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HR71

Title: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 41) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

Description: Providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 41) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. Sets forth the rule for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 41) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers", and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 40) providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

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

Last Action Date: February 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HR913

Title: Expressing support for the goals and ideals of June 1 through June 3, 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend" and June 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: Expressing support for the goals and ideals of June 1 through June 3, 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend" and June 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: June 5, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HR920

Title: Expressing support for the designation of June as National Gun Violence Awareness Month, and calling on Congress to address gun violence.

Description: Expressing support for the designation of June as National Gun Violence Awareness Month, and calling on Congress to address gun violence.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Last Action Date: July 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

HR978

Title: Honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States Government to address the crisis of racial profiling.

Description: Honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States Government to address the crisis of racial profiling. Condemns unfounded reliance on Stand Your Ground laws to protect actions that extend far beyond historical use of self-defense. Urges state legislatures to reject or repeal Stand Your Ground legislation. Commits to developing incentives for states to find alternatives to such legislation, such as grants for community policing. Encourages states to create penalties for individuals found to have caused substantive harm through racial profiling. Urges the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to seek to elevate the social status of black males by undertaking studies to understand and correct the underlying causes of higher rates of school expulsions and suspensions, homicides, incarceration, poverty, violence, and drug abuse, as well as income, health, and educational disparities.

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 28, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1185

Title: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017

Description: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms. The bill expands the categories of prohibited persons (i.e., persons barred from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition) to include persons who intend: (1) to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person; (2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence, a federal crime of terrorism, or a drug trafficking offense; or (3) to unlawfully export. It increases the maximum prison term for the sale or transfer of a firearm to or the receipt or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The bill revises existing prohibitions on: (1) transferring a firearm knowing that it will be used to commit a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense; and (2) smuggling a firearm into the United States with the intent to unlawfully import or to promote a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense. It broadens the scope of and increases the maximum prison term for violating the prohibitions. The bill also makes it a crime to smuggle a firearm or ammunition out of the United States, or to conspire or attempt to do so, with the intent to unlawfully export or to promote a crime of violence, a federal crime of terrorism, or a drug trafficking offense. Finally, the bill prohibits the Department of Justice, or its law enforcement coordinate agencies, from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to a known or suspected agent of drug cartel, unless U.S. law enforcement personnel continuously monitor or control the firearm.

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1212

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017

Description: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit firearm sale or transfer to or receipt or possession by a person who is subject to a gun violence prevention order. A gun violence prevention order is a court order that prohibits an individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants to states that have in effect legislation that: (1) authorizes a family member, or a law enforcement officer, to apply for a gun violence prevention order against an individual who may pose a significant risk to themselves or others; (2) authorizes a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize firearms from that individual, subject to a warrant; and (3) requires law enforcement agencies to comply with certain requirements.

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1214

Title: Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act

Description: Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act This bill exempts components of firearms and ammunition and sport fishing equipment and its components (such as lead sinkers) from regulations on chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

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

Last Action Date: May 24, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1324

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: Disarm Hate Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit firearm sale or transfer to and receipt or possession by an individual who has: (1) been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) received from any court an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence. The term "convicted in any court of a misdemeanor hate crime" means a conviction for a misdemeanor offense that has, as an element, that the conduct was motivated by hate or bias because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person. The term "received from any court an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence" means the imposition of an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor that involves violence and is based, in whole or in part, on conduct motivated by hate or bias because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of any person.

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

Last Action Date: June 8, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1435

Title: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2017

Description: Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act of 2017 This bill provides a 90-day amnesty period during which veterans and their family members can register in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record any firearm acquired before October 31, 1968, by a veteran while a member of the Armed Forces stationed outside the continental United States. The bill: (1) grants such an individual limited immunity under the federal criminal code and the Internal Revenue Code with respect to the acquisition, possession, transportation, or alteration of such firearm before or concurrent with such registration; and (2) extends such immunity to a veteran who attempts to register a qualifying firearm outside of the amnesty period if the veteran surrenders the firearm within 30 days after being notified of potential criminal liability for continued possession. The Department of Justice (DOJ) shall provide clear notice of, and the Department of Veterans Affairs shall carry out an outreach program and develop a communications strategy to provide veterans information regarding, the amnesty and registration period. DOJ shall: (1) transfer each firearm qualifying as a curio or relic that has been forfeited to the United States to the first qualified museum that requests it, and (2) publish information identifying each such firearm that is available to be transferred to a museum. The bill: (1) prohibits DOJ from destroying any such firearm that has been forfeited until five years after the forfeiture, and (2) requires that any firearm transferred to a qualified museum be registered to the transferee. The prohibition against transfer or possession of a machine-gun shall not apply to a transfer to or by, or to possession by, a museum that is open to the public and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under applicable state law.

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

Last Action Date: June 26, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1505

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code: (1) to remove silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation under the National Firearms Act (NFA), and (2) to specify that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the federal criminal code meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA. Additionally, the bill amends the federal criminal code: to preempt state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, to exclude a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation, to eliminate 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, and to permit 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: June 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB151

Title: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2017

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

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

Last Action Date: January 17, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1539

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017

Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to: state that the term "intimate partner" includes a dating partner and any other person subject to a protection order under state domestic or family violence law; and expand the term "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, by a current or former intimate partner. The bill makes it a crime to knowingly sell or dispose of a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. It also makes it a crime for such convicted stalker to receive or possess a firearm.

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1541

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

Description: A bill to modify the definition of an antique firearm. This bill amends the federal criminal code and the Internal Revenue Code to modify the date of manufacture used to determine whether a firearm is an "antique firearm."

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

Last Action Date: July 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB159

Title: Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2017

Description: Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Department of Justice, or any other federal agency from using funds to carry out Operation Choke Point or any other program designed to discourage financial institutions from providing credit to, or processing payments for, dealers and manufacturers of firearms and ammunition.

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

Last Action Date: January 17, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1592

Title: Firearm Act of 2017

Description: Firearm Act of 2017 This bill prohibits the federal government from requiring an individual's race or ethnicity to be disclosed in connection with a firearm transfer to that individual.

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

Last Action Date: July 20, 2017

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SB1613

Title: Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017

Description: Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for Tomorrow's Needs Act of 2017 This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make it one of the purposes of the Act to extend financial and technical assistance to the states for the promotion of hunting and recreational shooting. The bill also prescribes a formula for the allocation of funds apportioned to a state that may be used for any activity or project to recruit or retain hunters and recreational shooters. Amounts apportioned to the states from any taxes on pistols, revolvers, bows, and arrows may be used for hunter recruitment and recreational shooter recruitment. The funds apportioned to a state for wildlife restoration management may be used for related public relations. If a state has not used all of the tax revenues apportioned to it for firearm and bow hunter education and safety program grants, it may use its remaining apportioned funds for the enhancement of hunter recruitment and recreational shooter recruitment. Up to $5 million of the revenues covered into the wildlife restoration fund in the Treasury from any tax imposed for a fiscal year on the sale of certain bows, arrows, and archery equipment shall be available to the Department of the Interior exclusively for making hunter recruitment and recreational shooter recruitment grants that promote a national hunting and shooting sport recruitment program, including related communication and outreach activities.

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

Last Action Date: July 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB162

Title: Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2017

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

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

Last Action Date: January 17, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1854

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017

Description: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: September 25, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1915

Title: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

Description: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the National Institute of Justice to make grants to states or local governments, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to develop technology for personalized handguns (i.e., technology that enables only an authorized user to fire a handgun). The bill prohibits, subject to exceptions: (1) the manufacture of a handgun inside the United States that is not a personalized handgun, and (2) the distribution in commerce of a handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. It authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission and states to enforce violations, which are treated as violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act. A manufacturer must, at an owner's request, retrofit a U.S.-manufactured handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. The Department of Justice (DOJ) may use amounts from the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund to reimburse a manufacturer for the costs of retrofitting. Finally, the bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to modify the definition of "qualified product." Current law limits civil actions against a licensed manufacturer, dealer, or seller of a qualified product for injuries resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of the product. This bill specifies that a newly manufactured handgun is not a qualified product unless is it a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun.

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

Last Action Date: October 4, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1916

Title: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Description: Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a trigger crank, a bump-fire device, or any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine gun. The bill does not prohibit, with respect to such firearm accessories, the importation or manufacture for, sale or transfer to, or possession by a federal, state, or local government. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to 10 years, or both.

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB1923

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2017

Description: Background Check Completion Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to 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: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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SB1939

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

Description: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.

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

Last Action Date: October 5, 2017

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SB1945

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Keep Americans Safe Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit, with respect to an 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 of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. The bill also amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow 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. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6366-6367)

Last Action Date: October 5, 2017

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SB1992

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

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

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6645)

Last Action Date: October 19, 2017

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SB2009

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: Background Check Expansion Act

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

Last Action Date: October 25, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB202

Title: Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act

Description: Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act This bill amends titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) of the Social Security Act to specify that an OASDI or SSI benefit determination may not be considered, for purposes of restricting the possession or transfer of firearms, to be a determination that an individual has been adjudicated as a mental defective.

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

Last Action Date: January 24, 2017

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SB2044

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Description: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the prohibition on firearm sale or transfer to or purchase or possession by an individual who is subject to a court order that restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of an intimate partner. Specifically, the bill revises the elements of a qualifying court order. It also broadens the definition of "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner.

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

Last Action Date: October 31, 2017

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SB2045

Title: Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2017

Description: Domestic Violence Gun Homicide Prevention Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to award grants to states to carry out certain policies and procedures that restrict and penalize firearm possession by or transfer to a person subject to a domestic violence protection order or a person convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor.

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

Last Action Date: October 31, 2017

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SB2094

Title: Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act

Description: Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act

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

Last Action Date: November 8, 2017

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SB2095

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2017

Description: Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make 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. Additionally, the bill does not prohibit, 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 amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to allow 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: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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SB2129

Title: Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act

Description: Military Domestic Violence Reporting Enhancement Act

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

Last Action Date: November 15, 2017

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SB2135

Title: Fix NICS Act of 2017

Description: Fix NICS Act of 2017 This bill amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to: certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm, and establish and substantially comply with an implementation plan to maximize record submissions and verify their accuracy. The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a state implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS; waive the grant match requirement under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) for a state that complies with its implementation plan; reauthorize through FY2022 the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP); establish, as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative; and create a funding preference under the NARIP program for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records. It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs.

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB2150

Title: Imitation Firearms Safety Act of 2017

Description: Imitation Firearms Safety Act of 2017

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

Last Action Date: November 16, 2017

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SB2161

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2017

Description: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to make trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense. A person who commits or conspires to commit a gun trafficking offense is subject to criminal penalties—a prison term of up to 20 years (or up to 25 years, if the person also acted as an organizer), a fine, or both. The U.S. Sentencing Commission must review and, if appropriate, amend the sentencing guidelines and policy statements that apply to persons convicted of trafficking in firearms.

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

Last Action Date: November 27, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB2386

Title: Veterans' Second Amendment Rights Restoration Act of 2018

Description: Veterans' Second Amendment Rights Restoration Act of 2018

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S653-654)

Last Action Date: February 6, 2018

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SB2458

Title: Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act

Description: Terrorist Firearms Prevention Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1248-1249)

Last Action Date: February 27, 2018

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SB2470

Title: Age 21 Act

Description: Age 21 Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1289)

Last Action Date: February 28, 2018

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SB2475

Title: BUMP Act Banning Unlawful Machinegun Parts Act of 2018

Description: BUMP Act Banning Unlawful Machinegun Parts Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: February 28, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB2486

Title: Safe Students Act

Description: Safe Students Act This bill amends the federal criminal code to repeal provisions that prohibit the possession or discharge of a firearm in a school zone.

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

Last Action Date: March 1, 2018

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SB2492

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2018

Description: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2018 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report certain information to state and local law enforcement authorities following a determination, by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, that a prospective firearm purchaser is a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is barred from receiving or possessing a firearm). DOJ must report annually on: (1) certain details regarding denied firearm purchases in each category of prohibited persons, and (2) the number of background check notices reported to states.

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

Last Action Date: March 5, 2018

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SB2495

Title: STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018

Description: STOP School Violence Act of 2018 Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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SB2502

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2018

Description: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2018

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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SB2521

Title: Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2018

Description: Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2018

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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SB2546

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2018

Description: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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SB2607

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2018

Description: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2018

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SB2627

Title: Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018

Description: Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2018

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SB2662

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

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

Last Action Date: April 12, 2018

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SB2686

Title: SELECT Act Support Experienced Law Enforcement Countering Terrorism Act of 2018

Description: SELECT Act Support Experienced Law Enforcement Countering Terrorism Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: April 17, 2018

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SB2759

Title: EAGLES Act of 2018

Description: EAGLES Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: April 25, 2018

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SB2974

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act

Description: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2935-2936)

Last Action Date: May 24, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB3002

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018

Description: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: June 6, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB3135

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

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

Last Action Date: June 26, 2018

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SB3211

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2018

Description: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: July 12, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB3300

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2018

Description: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: July 31, 2018

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SB3304

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018

Description: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2018

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

Last Action Date: July 31, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB394

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

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

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

Last Action Date: February 15, 2017

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SB446

Title: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Description: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow 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: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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SB533

Title: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017

Description: Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act of 2017 This bill amends the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 to revise what are prohibited firearms to include any firearm: (1) that, after removal of all parts other than major components is not as detectable by walk-through metal detectors as the Security Exemplar (an object fabricated for the testing and calibration of metal detectors); or (2) any major component of which, if subjected to inspection by the types of detection devices commonly used at airports for security screening, would not generate an image that accurately depicts the shape of the component. The bill modifies the definition of: (1) "major component" to include the barrel of a firearm only in the case of a rifle or shotgun, and (2) "Security Exemplar" to repeal the requirement that it be fabricated within 12 months after enactment of such Act. The bill exempts from undetectable firearms provisions: (1) a prototype firearm for detectability testing; (2) any firearm received by, in the possession of, or under the control of the United States; or (3) the manufacture, importation, possession, transfer, receipt, shipment, or delivery of a firearm by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer pursuant to a contract with the United States. (This replaces the exemption of any firearm that has been certified by the Department of Defense or the Central Intelligence Agency as necessary for military or intelligence applications or that is manufactured and sold exclusively to U.S. military or intelligence agencies.)

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

Last Action Date: March 6, 2017

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SB59

Title: Hearing Protection Act of 2017

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

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

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SB593

Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Description: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to facilitate the construction and expansion of public target ranges by: (1) authorizing a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorizing a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for those costs; (3) limiting the federal share of those costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) requiring amounts provided for those costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years. The United States shall be shielded from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function. The bill urges the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range to encourage its continued use for target practice or marksmanship training.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 575.

Last Action Date: September 18, 2018

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SB618

Title: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

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

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

Last Action Date: March 14, 2017

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SB72

Title: Counterterror Alert Act of 2017

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

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

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

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SB80

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

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

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

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

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SB834

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

Description: A bill to authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. This bill authorizes FY2018-FY2023 appropriations for the Centers for Diseases 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: April 5, 2017

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SJR14

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

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

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

Last Action Date: January 30, 2017

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SR179

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

Description: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 2, 2017, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2017 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month". Expresses support for the designation of June 2017 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month and June 2, 2017, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Calls on the people of the United States to: promote greater awareness of gun violence and gun safety; wear orange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day; concentrate heightened attention on gun violence during the summer months, when gun violence typically increases; and bring citizens and community leaders together to discuss ways to make the communities safer.

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

Last Action Date: May 25, 2017

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SR524

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 1 through June 3, 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend" and June 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 1 through June 3, 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend" and June 2018 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2937-2938)

Last Action Date: May 24, 2018

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