Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act
Subject: Assault and harassment offenses: Domestic violence and child abuse: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act Amends federal firearms provisions to expand the definition of: (1) "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner; and (2) "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include a misdemeanor offense that has, as an element, the use or attempted use of force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon by a dating partner or former dating partner against the victim. Prohibits the sale or other disposition of a firearm or ammunition to, or the possession or receipt of a firearm by, a person who: (1) is subject to a court order, or an ex parte order, that restrains such person from harassing, stalking, threatening, or engaging in other conduct that would put an individual in reasonable fear of bodily injury, including an order issued at the request of an employer on behalf of its employee or at the request of an institution of higher education on behalf of its student, or from intimidating or dissuading a witness from testifying in court; or (2) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of stalking under federal, state, territorial, or tribal law or of a crime that involves conduct that would be proscribed by prohibitions against stalking if committed within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: June 1, 2015
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70 sponsors: Lois Capps (D); Brendan Boyle (D); David Cicilline (D); Katherine Clark (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Sam Farr (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Alcee Hastings (D); James Himes (D); Robin Kelly (D); Rick Larsen (D); Ted Lieu (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Betty McCollum (D); Gwen Moore (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Mark Takano (D); Michael Honda (D); Barbara Lee (D); John Conyers (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Chaka Fattah (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Alma Adams (D); Judy Chu (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Janice Hahn (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); James McGovern (D); Dina Titus (D); Albio Sires (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Danny Davis (D); Donna Edwards (D); Beto O'Rourke (D); Michael Capuano (D); Jared Huffman (D); Mark Pocan (D); Julia Brownley (D); Adam Schiff (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Don Beyer (D); Mark Takai (D); Cheri Bustos (D); Sander Levin (D); David Price (D); Grace Meng (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Seth Moulton (D); Keith Ellison (D); Mike Quigley (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Bill Foster (D); Jackie Speier (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Juan Vargas (D); Paul Tonko (D); Steve Cohen (D); Lois Frankel (D); Patrick Murphy (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 16% (70 of 435)
|House||Jun 1, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||May 1, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||May 1, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||May 9 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
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