Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017
Subject: Assault and harassment offenses: Crime prevention: Crime victims: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to: state that the term "intimate partner" includes a dating partner and any other person subject to a protection order under state domestic or family violence law; and expand the term "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, by a current or former intimate partner. The bill makes it a crime to knowingly sell or dispose of a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. It also makes it a crime for such convicted stalker to receive or possess a firearm.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Last Action Date: March 20, 2018
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31 sponsors: Amy Klobuchar (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Robert Casey (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Richard Durbin (D); Ron Wyden (D); Jack Reed (D); Kamala Harris (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Edward Markey (D); Tom Udall (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Jon Tester (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Christopher Coons (D); Bill Nelson (D); Tina Smith (D); Thomas Carper (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Cory Booker (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Doug Jones (D); Michael Bennet (D); Gary Peters (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Robert Menendez (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 31% (31 of 100)
|Senate||Mar 20, 2018||Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.|
|Senate||Jul 12, 2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jul 22 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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