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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4214

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2015

Subject: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Education programs funding: Elementary and secondary education: Firearms and explosives: Inflation and prices: Juvenile crime and gang violence: Law enforcement administration and funding: Manufacturing: Research administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Sales and excise taxes: Violent crime: Taxation

Description: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2015 This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the excise tax on the sale of firearms by manufacturers, producers, or importers, to: (1) increase the rate of such tax to 20% on pistols, revolvers, and other firearms and on any lower frame or receiver for a firearm; and (2) impose a 50% tax on shells and cartridges. The bill exempts any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States from such tax. The bill allocates revenues from the increased excise tax under this Act for law enforcement and public safety grant programs, including programs for research on gun violence and its prevention. The bill: (1) increases the occupational tax on importers, manufacturers, and dealers in firearms and the transfer tax on firearms; and (2) modifies the definition of "firearm" for excise tax purposes to include a semiautomatic pistol chambered for cartridges and configured with receivers commonly associated with rifles and capable of accepting detachable magazines.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.

Last Action Date: March 23, 2016

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4214/all-info

Sponsors

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13 sponsors: Danny Davis (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Barbara Lee (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); James Langevin (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); James McGovern (D); Alan Grayson (D); Andre Carson (D); Marc Veasey (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (13 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 23, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
House Jan 15, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Dec 16, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
House Dec 11, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Dec 10, 2015 Referred to House Judiciary
House Dec 10, 2015 Introduced in House
House Dec 10, 2015 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
House Dec 10, 2015 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
House Dec 10, 2015 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, and Education and the Workforce, 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 Dec 10, 2015 Referred to House Ways and Means
House Dec 10, 2015 Referred to House Natural Resources
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 12 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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