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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB788

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Legislation Overview

Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Subject: Public lands and natural resources: Firearms and explosives: Forests, forestry, trees: Government liability: Land transfers: Land use and conservation: Outdoor recreation: Solid waste and recycling: Wildlife conservation and habitat protection

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.

Session: 115th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

Link: NA

Companion Bill: SB593


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59 sponsors: Duncan Hunter (R); Liz Cheney (R); Robert Wittman (R); Don Young (R); Timothy Walz (D); Adam Kinzinger (R); Steven Palazzo (R); Bruce Westerman (R); Ralph Abraham (R); James Comer (R); Pete Sessions (R); Mike Kelly (R); Roger Marshall (R); Robert Latta (R); Blake Farenthold (R); Bill Johnson (R); Brian Mast (R); Paul Gosar (R); Doug LaMalfa (R); Peter Welch (D); Doug Lamborn (R); Henry Cuellar (D); Stevan Pearce (R); Jared Polis (D); Don Bacon (R); Tom Emmer (R); Chris Stewart (R); David Valadao (R); Mo Brooks (R); Trent Franks (R); Andy Harris (R); Jody Hice (R); Michael Simpson (R); Gene Green (D); Ron Kind (D); Chris Collins (R); Mike Thompson (D); Tom Marino (R); Jackie Walorski (R); Glenn Thompson (R); Louie Gohmert (R); Andy Biggs (R); Diane Black (R); Richard Hudson (R); Mike Johnson (R); Trent Kelly (R); Glenn Grothman (R); Mark Amodei (R); Vicky Hartzler (R); Todd Rokita (R); Claudia Tenney (R); Alexander Mooney (R); Dennis Ross (R); Lamar Smith (R); Erik Paulsen (R); Roger Williams (R); Matt Gaetz (R); Ted Budd (R); Scott Tipton (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 14% (59 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 2, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
House Feb 10, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
House Feb 1, 2017 Introduced in House
House Feb 1, 2017 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 1, 2017 Referred to House Natural Resources
House Feb 1, 2017 Referred to House Judiciary
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 9 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice


There have not been any votes on this bill

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