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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB43

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Title: Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015

Subject: Advisory bodies: Arizona: Border security and unlawful immigration: California: Canada: Computers and information technology: Criminal justice information and records: Department of Homeland Security: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Firearms and explosives: Government buildings, facilities, and property: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Intergovernmental relations: Latin America: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Mexico: Motor vehicles: New Mexico: Smuggling and trafficking: State and local government operations: Telephone and wireless communication: Texas: Immigration

Description: Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2015 Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to provide to a state on a U.S. border up to 500 additional U.S. Border Patrol agents, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents to patrol and defend the border, combat drug trafficking, and combat smuggling of firearms, explosives, alcohol, and tobacco if the state's governor declares an international border security emergency and requests such agents. Directs the Secretary to: (1) increase the number of U.S. Border Patrol helicopters and power boats; (2) establish a fleet of motor vehicles appropriate for use by the Border Patrol; (3) equip such motor vehicles with portable computers with access to law enforcement databases; (4) augment existing radio communication systems in areas in which the Border Patrol operates; and (5) provide Border Patrol agents with global positioning system devices, night vision equipment, high-quality body armor, reliable and effective weapons, and uniforms. Establishes the ATF, DEA, and Border Patrol Task Force to monitor and report to Congress and the President on the trade and sale of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives along U.S. borders. Authorizes the Attorney General to make border security grants to sheriffs' offices and police departments in counties within 25 miles of the southern U.S. border.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.

Last Action Date: January 23, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/43/all-info

Sponsors

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1 sponsors: Sheila Jackson-Lee (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jan 23, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
House Jan 12, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
House Jan 12, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jan 6, 2015 Introduced in House
House Jan 6, 2015 Referred to House Judiciary
House Jan 6, 2015 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 Jan 6, 2015 Referred to House Homeland Security
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 10 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Committee
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