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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB4344

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Department of Health and Human Services: Detention of persons: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations: Health information and medical records: Intergovernmental relations: Law enforcement administration and funding: Medical tests and diagnostic methods: Mental health: State and local government operations: Violent crime

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."

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

Link: NA

Sponsors

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7 sponsors: David Cicilline (D); Ro Khanna (D); James McGovern (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Steve Cohen (D); Alcee Hastings (D); William Keating (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (7 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Dec 13, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Nov 10, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Nov 9, 2017 Introduced in House
House Nov 9, 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
House Nov 9, 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on 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.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 21 2017 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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