Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act
Subject: Assault and harassment offenses: Domestic violence and child abuse: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act - Amends federal firearms provisions to expand the definition of: (1) "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner; and (2) "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include a misdemeanor offense that has, as an element, the use or attempted use of force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon by a dating partner or former dating partner against the victim. Prohibits the sale or other disposition of a firearm or ammunition to, or the possession or receipt of a firearm by, a person who: (1) is subject to a court order, or an ex parte order, that restrains such person from harassing, stalking, threatening, or engaging in other conduct that would put an individual in reasonable fear of bodily injury, including an order issued at the request of an employer on behalf of its employee or at the request of an institution of higher education on behalf of its student, or from intimidating or dissuading a witness from testifying in court; or (2) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of stalking under federal, state, territorial, or tribal law or of a crime that involves conduct that would be proscribed by prohibitions against stalking if committed within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
Session: 113th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: July 21, 2014
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21 sponsors: Capps, Lois; Bishop, Timothy H.; Clark, Katherine M.; Esty, Elizabeth H.; Grijalva, Raul M.; Hahn, Janice; Hanabusa, Colleen W.; Himes, James A.; Robin Kelly; Lewis, John; Lowey, Nita M.; Maloney, Carolyn B.; McCollum, Betty; McNerney, Jerry; Moore, Gwen; Napolitano, Grace F.; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Payne, Donald, Jr.; Richmond, Cedric L.; Slaughter, Louise McIntosh; Wasserman Schultz, Debbie;
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (21 of 435)
|House||Jul 21, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jun 19, 2014||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jun 25 2014||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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