Title: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: State and local government operations: Violent crime
Description: Gun Violence Prevention Order Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit firearm sale or transfer to or receipt or possession by a person who is subject to a gun violence prevention order. A gun violence prevention order is a court order that prohibits an individual from owning, purchasing, possessing, or receiving a firearm. The bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to make grants to states that have in effect legislation that: (1) authorizes a family member, or a law enforcement officer, to apply for a gun violence prevention order against an individual who may pose a significant risk to themselves or others; (2) authorizes a law enforcement officer to temporarily seize firearms from that individual, subject to a warrant; and (3) requires law enforcement agencies to comply with certain requirements.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Last Action Date: March 14, 2018
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21 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Edward Markey (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Bill Nelson (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Robert Menendez (D); Angus King (I); Christopher Murphy (D); Robert Casey (D); Kamala Harris (D); Maria Cantwell (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Richard Durbin (D); Brian Schatz (D); Cory Booker (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Elizabeth Warren (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 21% (21 of 100)
|Senate||Mar 14, 2018||Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.|
|Senate||May 24, 2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3147-3148)|
|Introduced||Jun 6 2017||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
There have not been any votes on this bill
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