Title: Protect America Act of 2015
Subject: Congressional oversight: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information: Licensing and registrations: Terrorism: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Protect America Act of 2015 Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Firearms Act of 2015 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Department of Justice (DOJ), after receiving notice of a request to transfer a firearm to a known or suspected terrorist, to: (1) confirm the identity of the prospective transferee and confirm or rule out a connection to terrorism, (2) notify relevant law enforcement or intelligence agencies, and (3) determine whether the prospective transferee is the subject of an ongoing terrorism investigation. It authorizes DOJ or a U.S. Attorney's Office to delay for up to 72 hours and file an emergency petition to prohibit the firearm transfer. Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Explosives Act of 2015 If DOJ receives an application for an explosives permit or license from a known or suspected terrorist, it must: (1) confirm the identity of the applicant and confirm or rule out a connection to terrorism, (2) notify relevant law enforcement or intelligence agencies, and (3) determine whether the applicant is the subject of an ongoing terrorism investigation. It authorizes DOJ or a U.S. Attorney's Office to delay for up to 90 days and file an emergency petition to prohibit the approval of the application. The bill requires DOJ to review the terrorist watch and no-fly lists and remove the name of any person whose name was erroneously placed on such lists.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: January 15, 2016
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15 sponsors: Lee Zeldin (R); John Katko (R); Leonard Lance (R); David Young (R); Michael Turner (R); Michael Fitzpatrick (R); Christopher Gibson (R); Stephen Knight (R); Randy Hultgren (R); Luke Messer (R); Martha McSally (D); Elise Stefanik (R); Daniel Donovan; Barbara Comstock (R); Thomas MacArthur (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (15 of 435)
|House||Jan 15, 2016||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Dec 11, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Dec 11, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Dec 15 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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