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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB5717

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Violence Prevention and Community Safety Act of 2020

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Assault and harassment offenses: Business records: Citizenship and naturalization: Civil actions and liability: Community life and organization: Congressional oversight: Consumer Product Safety Commission: Crime victims: Crimes against property: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Domestic violence and child abuse: Due process and equal protection: Elementary and secondary education: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Health facilities and institutions: Health programs administration and funding: Health promotion and preventive care: Higher education: Judicial procedure and administration: Judicial review and appeals: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Licensing and registrations: Medical research: Mental health: Personnel records: Product safety and quality: Religion: Research administration and funding: Retail and wholesale trades: Sales and excise taxes: Smuggling and trafficking: State and local government operations: Trade restrictions: Violent crime

Description: Makes various changes to the federal framework governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms and ammunition. Among other things, the bill does the following: generally requires individuals to obtain a license to purchase, acquire, or possess a firearm or ammunition; raises the minimum age—from 18 years to 21 years—to purchase firearms and ammunition; establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties; requires law enforcement agencies to be notified following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial; creates a statutory process for a family or household member to petition a court for an extreme risk protection order to remove firearms from an individual who poses a risk of committing violence; restricts the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices; restricts the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers); makes trafficking in firearms a stand-alone criminal offense; requires federally licensed gun dealers to submit and annually certify compliance with a security plan to detect and deter firearm theft; removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers; allows the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue safety standards for firearms and firearm components; establishes a community violence intervention grant program; and promotes research on firearms safety and gun violence prevention.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 10, 2020

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/5717/all-info

Sponsors

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22 sponsors: Henry Johnson (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Mike Quigley (D); Anthony Brown (D); Joseph Morelle (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); William Keating (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Seth Moulton (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Lori Trahan (D); James McGovern (D); Danny Davis (D); Richard Neal (D); Katherine Clark (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Eliot Engel (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Grace Napolitano (D); David Trone (D); Pete Aguilar (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (22 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Mar 10, 2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Feb 5, 2020 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H838)
House Jan 30, 2020 Introduced in House
House Jan 30, 2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, 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 30, 2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, 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 30, 2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, 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 Mar 3 2020 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 Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

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