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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4278

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2015

Subject: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2015 This bill 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 amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to use or accept 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: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: January 15, 2016



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'.

30 sponsors: Donald Payne (D); Eliot Engel (D); Charles Rangel (D); Donna Edwards (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Chaka Fattah (D); David Scott (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Albio Sires (D); James McGovern (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Steve Cohen (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Mike Quigley (D); Jackie Speier (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Mark Takano (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Gwen Moore (D); Donald Norcross (D); Al Green (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Betty McCollum (D); Bobby Rush (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 7% (30 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 15, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Dec 16, 2015 Introduced in House
House Dec 16, 2015 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 22 2015 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

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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