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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1605

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Title: Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013

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 2013 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to reauthorize for FY2014-FY2017 the grant program for improvements to the criminal history record system. Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NICS Act) 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 reductions in grant funding to states that have not implemented a relief from disabilities programs; (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 (HIPAA). 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 (ATF); (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 2013 - 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: 113th Congress

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

Last Action Date: April 30, 2013



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6 sponsors: Larson, John B.; Courtney, Joe; DeLauro, Rosa L.; Esty, Elizabeth H.; Himes, James A.; Yarmuth, John A.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (6 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Apr 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Apr 26, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
House Apr 19, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Apr 17, 2013 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Veterans' Affairs, and Energy and Commerce, 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 Apr 17, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
House Apr 17, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
House Apr 17, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 24 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: H

Committee Name: Energy And Commerce

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