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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1279

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to make grants to states, local governments, or gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. The BJA may distribute smart prepaid cards for use by a state, local government, or gun dealer to compensate individuals who dispose of firearms. Additionally, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for using or accepting a smart prepaid card in the acquisition or transfer of a firearm or ammunition. A violator is subject to a fine, up to two years in prison, or both.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019



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'.

69 sponsors: Donald Payne (D); Madeleine Dean (D); Val Demings (D); Ro Khanna (D); David Scott (D); Sean Casten (D); Katie Hill (D); Darren Soto (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Susan Wild (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Joseph Morelle (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Steve Cohen (D); Danny Davis (D); Bobby Rush (D); Grace Meng (D); David Cicilline (D); Gwen Moore (D); Albio Sires (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Bill Foster (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Doris Matsui (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Eliot Engel (D); Donald Norcross (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Jackie Speier (D); Betty McCollum (D); Henry Johnson (D); Debra Haaland (D); James McGovern (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Diana DeGette (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Brian Higgins (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Andre Carson (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Jesus Garcia (D); Raul Ruiz (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Raja Krishnamoorthi (D); Lacy Clay (D); Lisa Rochester (D); Rashida Tlaib (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Dwight Evans (D); Robin Kelly (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Tim Ryan (D); Al Lawson (D); James Clyburn (D); Peter King (R); Elijah Cummings (D); Tom Malinowski (D); Max Rose (D); Barbara Lee (D); James Himes (D); Mike Quigley (D); Zoe Lofgren (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 16% (69 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 25, 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Mar 7, 2019 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H2511)
House Feb 14, 2019 Introduced in House
House Feb 14, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 2 2019 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, and Homeland Security

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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