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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB717

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Raise the Age Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Congressional oversight: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Establishes new restrictions on the sale or transfer of certain semiautomatic firearms to individuals under 21 years of age. Specifically, this bill makes it unlawful for a licensed gun dealer, importer, manufacturer, or collector to sell or deliver a semiautomatic center-fire rifle that has the capacity to accept more than five rounds to an individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe is under age 21. The prohibition does not apply if the individual under age 21 is a full-time law enforcement officer or active-duty member of the Armed Forces. The bill also requires the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report on the operation of its public access line, including a description of information sharing protocols and recommendations for improving such protocols.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2019



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'.

67 sponsors: Anthony Brown (D); Alma Adams (D); Lisa Rochester (D); Brendan Boyle (D); G. Butterfield (D); Salud Carbajal (D); David Cicilline (D); Gil Cisneros (D); Yvette Clarke (D); Lacy Clay (D); Emanuel Cleaver (D); Steve Cohen (D); Danny Davis (D); Diana DeGette (D); Eliot Engel (D); Dwight Evans (D); Brian Fitzpatrick (R); Marcia Fudge (D); Al Green (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Robin Kelly (D); Ro Khanna (D); Peter King (R); James Langevin (D); Al Lawson (D); Barbara Lee (D); John Lewis (D); Tom Malinowski (D); Brian Mast (R); Doris Matsui (D); Lucy McBath (D); Donald McEachin (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Gwen Moore (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Ilhan Omar (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Ayanna Pressley (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Harley Rouda (D); C.A. Ruppersberger (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Robert Scott (D); David Scott (D); Donna Shalala (D); Bennie Thompson (D); Lauren Underwood (D); Marc Veasey (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); John Yarmuth (D); James McGovern (D); Madeleine Dean (D); John Sarbanes (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Ed Case (D); Scott Peters (D); Mike Quigley (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Henry Johnson (D); Kathy Castor (D); Josh Harder (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 15% (67 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 4, 2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
House Jan 23, 2019 Introduced in House
House Jan 23, 2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 6 2019 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, and Homeland Security

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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