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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1494

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Assault and harassment offenses: Crime prevention: Crime victims: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Lawyers and legal services

Description: Establishes new federal firearms restrictions for individuals who are convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses. The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. The term misdemeanor crime of stalking means a misdemeanor stalking offense under federal, state, tribal, or municipal law and a course of harassment, intimidation, or surveillance of another person that (1) places such person in reasonable fear of harm to themselves, an immediate family member, a household member, or a spouse or intimate partner (including a current or former dating partner); or (2) causes emotional distress to such person. The bill also specifically prohibits dating partners who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to certain restraining orders from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Currently, such restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: May 18, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/1494/all-info

Sponsors

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4 sponsors: Debbie Dingell (D); Brian Fitzpatrick (R); Ro Khanna (D); Eric Swalwell (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (4 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House May 18, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Mar 2, 2021 Introduced in House
House Mar 2, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 17 2021 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

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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