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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB3159

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to make grants to states, local governments, or gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. The BJA may distribute smart prepaid cards for use by a state, local government, or gun dealer to compensate individuals who dispose of firearms. Additionally, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for using or accepting a smart prepaid card in the acquisition or transfer of a firearm or ammunition. A violator is subject to a fine, up to two years in prison, or both.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 12, 2021



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'.

47 sponsors: Donald Payne (D); Mike Quigley (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Jake Auchincloss (D); Betty McCollum (D); Brian Higgins (D); Danny Davis (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Tom Malinowski (D); Frank Pallone (D); David Cicilline (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Albio Sires (D); Grace Meng (D); Dwight Evans (D); Robin Kelly (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Gwen Moore (D); James Himes (D); Adriano Espaillat (D); Ro Khanna (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Barbara Lee (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Henry Johnson (D); Bobby Rush (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D); Sean Casten (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Andre Carson (D); Judy Chu (D); David Scott (D); Kathy Manning (D); Diana DeGette (D); G. Butterfield (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Luis Correa (D); Jesus Garcia (D); Terri Sewell (D); Joyce Beatty (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); Lisa Rochester (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 11% (47 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House May 12, 2021 Introduced in House
House May 12, 2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 22 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: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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