Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2017
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Citizenship and naturalization: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Currency: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Immigration status and procedures: Organized crime: Smuggling and trafficking: U.S. Sentencing Commission: Violent crime
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.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: March 2, 2017
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19 sponsors: Bobby Rush (D); Danny Davis (D); Robin Kelly (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Steve Cohen (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Henry Johnson (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Norma Torres (D); Mike Quigley (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); David Cicilline (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Dwight Evans (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 4% (19 of 435)
|House||Mar 2, 2017||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Feb 1, 2017||Introduced in House|
|House||Feb 1, 2017||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Feb 9 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
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