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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB5103

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2018

Subject: Taxation: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Education programs funding: Elementary and secondary education: Firearms and explosives: Inflation and prices: Juvenile crime and gang violence: Law enforcement administration and funding: Manufacturing: Research administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Sales and excise taxes: Violent crime

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.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Last Action Date: March 5, 2018

Link: NA

Sponsors

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13 sponsors: Danny Davis (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Henry Johnson (D); Robin Kelly (D); James Langevin (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Karen Bass (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Steve Cohen (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Barbara Lee (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (13 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 5, 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
House Feb 27, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, 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.
House Feb 27, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, 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.
House Feb 27, 2018 Introduced in House
House Feb 27, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, 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.
House Feb 27, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, 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.
House Feb 27, 2018 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, 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.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 5 2018 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 Federal Lands

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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