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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2812

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Justice Exists for All of Us Act of 2013

Subject: Congressional oversight: Crime prevention: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations: Law enforcement administration and funding: Racial and ethnic relations: Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination: State and local government operations: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Justice Exists for All of Us Act of 2013 - Prohibits a state, for each fiscal year beginning three years after enactment of this Act, from having in effect a law or policy that: (1) allows a person to use deadly force when such person is threatened and that does not impose a duty to retreat before using such force in any place where that person is lawfully present (commonly known as a "stand your ground law"), except where the person is a victim of domestic violence; or (2) allows the establishment, organization, or operation of, or participation in, a Neighborhood Watch program that is not registered with the local law enforcement agency and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Allows the Attorney General to authorize up to two one-year extensions of such deadline. Provides that a state that fails to substantially implement this Act for any fiscal year shall not receive 20% of the funds that would otherwise be allocated to it under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. Provides for alternative procedures for compliance by a state that is unable to substantially implement this Act because of a conflict with the state's constitution. Directs the Attorney General to conduct a study of state stand your ground laws, including by examining: (1) the effect that such laws have on rates of violent deaths, and (2) whether women and minorities are targets of the force authorized by such laws at a higher rate than the general population.

Session: 113th Congress

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

Last Action Date: September 13, 2013



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'.

22 sponsors: Jackson-Lee, Sheila; Bass, Karen; Clarke, Yvette D.; Clay, Wm. Lacy; Cohen, Steve; Cummings, Elijah E.; Ellison, Keith; Grijalva, Raul M.; Gutierrez, Luis V.; Hahn, Janice; Hanabusa, Colleen W.; Jeffries, Hakeem S.; Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr.; Lee, Barbara; Lewis, John; Lowenthal, Alan S.; McGovern, James P.; Meeks, Gregory W.; Rangel, Charles B.; Rush, Bobby L.; Scott, David; Thompson, Bennie G.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (22 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Sep 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jul 24, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 27 2013 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, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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