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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB5035

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Legislation Overview

Title: Child Suicide Prevention and Lethal Means Safety Act

Subject: Health

Description: Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish grant programs and set up a website to reduce suicide rates among youth and young adults (those under age 26), including by addressing the use of firearms in suicides and suicide attempts. Specifically, HHS must award grants to states, Indian tribes, health departments, hospitals, or other organizations to train health care providers on lethal means safety (e.g., safe storage of firearms), relevant laws concerning the use and possession of firearms, and other suicide prevention and intervention strategies for youth and young adults. Grantees may use a portion of funds to make secure gun storage or safety devices available to residences with an individual under age 26 who is at risk of suicide. In addition, HHS must award grants to health professional schools to integrate content into their curricula and continuing education programs about suicide prevention strategies and interventions to reduce suicide rates among youth and young adults. The bill also requires HHS to develop and maintain a website that contains information for individuals under age 26, their families, health care providers, and health professional schools concerning suicide prevention and the use of firearms in suicide attempts.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

Last Action Date: August 16, 2021

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5035/all-info

Sponsors

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8 sponsors: Lauren Underwood (D); Kim Schrier (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Grace Meng (D); David Trone (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Rashida Tlaib (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (8 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Aug 16, 2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Aug 13, 2021 Introduced in House
House Aug 13, 2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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 Aug 13, 2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Aug 18 2021 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 Health

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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