Title: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2017
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades
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.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: September 6, 2017
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33 sponsors: Donald Payne (D); Jose Serrano (D); Dwight Evans (D); Jackie Speier (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Brian Higgins (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Gwen Moore (D); James McGovern (D); David Scott (D); Henry Johnson (D); Albio Sires (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Steve Cohen (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Frank Pallone (D); Danny Davis (D); Juan Vargas (D); Betty McCollum (D); Ro Khanna (D); Eliot Engel (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Lisa Rochester (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Bill Foster (D); Donald Norcross (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Carol Shea-Porter (D); Val Demings (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Darren Soto (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 8% (33 of 435)
|House||Sep 6, 2017||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jul 28, 2017||Introduced in House|
|House||Jul 28, 2017||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Aug 15 2017||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
There have not been any votes on this bill
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