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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1217

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Administrative remedies: Advisory bodies: Census and government statistics: Child health: Child safety and welfare: Civil actions and liability: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Department of Justice: Department of Veterans Affairs: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Government studies and investigations: Health information and medical records: Intergovernmental relations: Internet and video services: Judicial review and appeals: Law enforcement administration and funding: Licensing and registrations: Mental health: Military personnel and dependents: Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers: Retail and wholesale trades: School administration: State and local government operations: Teaching, teachers, curricula: User charges and fees: Veterans' medical care: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015 Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to reauthorize for FY2016-FY2019 the grant program for improvements to the criminal history record system. Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: (1) establish a four-year implementation plan to ensure maximum coordination and automation of reporting of records or making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; (2) direct the Attorney General to make grants to states, Indian tribal governments, and state court systems to improve the automation and transmittal of mental health records and criminal history dispositions; (3) provide for withholding grant funds from states that have not implemented a relief from disabilities program and the reallocation of such funds to states that are in compliance; (4) make federal court information available for inclusion in the System; and (5) allow the submission to the System of mental health records that would otherwise be protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) expand the enforcement authority or jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; (2) allow the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a federal firearms registry; or (3) extend background check requirements to transfers of firearms other than those made at gun shows or over the Internet, or to temporary transfers for purposes including lawful hunting or sporting, or to temporary possession of a firearm for purposes of examination or evaluation by a prospective transferee. National Commission on Mass Violence Act of 2015 Establishes the National Commission on Mass Violence to study the availability and nature of firearms, including the means of acquiring firearms, issues relating to mental health, and the impacts of the availability and nature of firearms on incidents of mass violence or in preventing mass violence. Requires the Commission to conduct a comprehensive factual study of incidents of mass violence, including incidents not involving firearms, to determine the root causes of such mass violence.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 31, 2015



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

189 sponsors: Peter King (R); Mike Thompson (D); Michael Fitzpatrick (R); Patrick Meehan (R); Elizabeth Esty (D); Robert Dold (R); Kathleen Rice (D); Bennie Thompson (D); Daniel Donovan; Nita Lowey (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Madeleine Bordallo (D); Robert Brady (D); Julia Brownley (D); Lois Capps (D); Tony Cardenas (D); John Carney (D); Andre Carson (D); Katherine Clark (D); Gerald Connolly (D); John Conyers (D); Jim Cooper (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Peter DeFazio (D); John Delaney (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Lloyd Doggett (D); Donna Edwards (D); Keith Ellison (D); Eliot Engel (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Bill Foster (D); Lois Frankel (D); Ruben Gallego (D); John Garamendi (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Denny Heck (D); Brian Higgins (D); James Himes (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Robin Kelly (D); Derek Kilmer (D); James Langevin (D); Rick Larsen (D); John Larson (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Sean Maloney (D); Betty McCollum (D); James McGovern (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Grace Meng (D); Gwen Moore (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Nancy Pelosi (D); Scott Peters (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Mark Pocan (D); Jared Polis (D); David Price (D); Mike Quigley (D); Charles Rangel (D); Tim Ryan (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Adam Schiff (D); Albio Sires (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Mark Takano (D); Dina Titus (D); Paul Tonko (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Juan Vargas (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); John Yarmuth (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Judy Chu (D); James Clyburn (D); Danny Davis (D); Janice Hahn (D); John Lewis (D); Doris Matsui (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Robert Scott (D); Peter Visclosky (D); Sam Farr (D); Xavier Becerra (D); Ben Lujan (D); Jose Serrano (D); Steve Israel (D); Norma Torres (D); Ami Bera (D); Richard Nolan (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Don Beyer (D); Matthew Cartwright (D); Kathy Castor (D); David Cicilline (D); Steve Cohen (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Susan Davis (D); Diana DeGette (D); Steny Hoyer (D); Jared Huffman (D); Henry Johnson (D); Daniel Kildee (D); Ted Lieu (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Jim McDermott (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Frank Pallone (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); Maxine Waters (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Brad Sherman (D); Peter Welch (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Michael Honda (D); Patrick Murphy (D); Joe Courtney (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Alma Adams (D); Pete Aguilar (D); Karen Bass (D); Brendan Boyle (D); G. Butterfield (D); Michael Capuano (D); Joaquin Castro (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Michael Doyle (D); Tulsi Gabbard (D); Chaka Fattah (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Eddie Johnson (D); William Keating (D); Ann Kuster (D); Barbara Lee (D); Sander Levin (D); David Loebsack (D); Seth Moulton (D); Richard Neal (D); Donald Payne (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Bobby Rush (D); Loretta Sanchez (D); Linda Sanchez (D); Jackie Speier (D); Mark Takai (D); Marc Veasey (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Corrine Brown (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Lacy Clay (D); Jim Costa (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Ruben Hinojosa (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); Stacey Plaskett (D); Raul Ruiz (D); John Sarbanes (D); David Scott (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Alan Grayson (D); Al Green (D); Donald Norcross (D); Adam Smith (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Pedro Pierluisi (N); Gregorio Sablan (I); Debbie Dingell (D); Ann Kirkpatrick (D); Cheri Bustos (D); Gwen Graham (D); Filemon Vela (D); David Jolly (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 43% (189 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 31, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Mar 19, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
House Mar 3, 2015 Introduced in House
House Mar 3, 2015 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 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 Mar 3, 2015 Referred to House Judiciary
House Mar 3, 2015 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 13 2015 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 Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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