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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2715

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Jaime’s Law

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

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021


Companion Bill: SB1237


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'.

64 sponsors: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Anthony Brown (D); Val Demings (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Lois Frankel (D); Henry Johnson (D); Ro Khanna (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Lucy McBath (D); Gwen Moore (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Mike Quigley (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Juan Vargas (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Robin Kelly (D); Seth Moulton (D); Anna Eshoo (D); David Cicilline (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D); Darren Soto (D); Sean Casten (D); Bobby Rush (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Dina Titus (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Julia Brownley (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Jahana Hayes (D); James Himes (D); Mike Levin (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Steve Cohen (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Kathy Castor (D); Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Joe Courtney (D); Danny Davis (D); Ted Lieu (D); Karen Bass (D); Peter DeFazio (D); Madeleine Dean (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Adam Schiff (D); Don Beyer (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Linda Sanchez (D); Frank Pallone (D); Charlie Crist (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Michael Doyle (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 15% (64 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Oct 19, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Apr 20, 2021 Introduced in House
House Apr 20, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 11 2021 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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