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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HR55

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Title: Honoring the life of Trayvon Martin, urging the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, and calling on the United States Government to address the crisis of racial profiling.

Subject: Correctional facilities and imprisonment: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations: Law enforcement administration and funding: Minority education: Poverty and welfare assistance: Racial and ethnic relations: State and local government operations: Violent crime: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Condemns unfounded reliance on Stand Your Ground laws to protect actions that extend far beyond historical use of self-defense. Urges state legislatures to reject or repeal Stand Your Ground legislation. Commits to developing incentives for states to find alternatives to such legislation, such as grants for community policing. Encourages states to create penalties for individuals found to have caused substantive harm through racial profiling. Urges the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to seek to elevate the social status of black males by undertaking studies to understand and correct the underlying causes of higher rates of school expulsions and suspensions, homicides, incarceration, poverty, violence, and drug abuse, as well as income, health, and educational disparities.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 5, 2013



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15 sponsors: Wilson, Frederica S.; Brown, Corrine; Christensen, Donna M.; Chu, Judy; Clarke, Yvette D.; Cleaver, Emanuel; Conyers, John, Jr.; Davis, Danny K.; Green, Al; Jackson-Lee, Sheila; Lee, Barbara; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Richmond, Cedric L.; Rush, Bobby L.; Sewell, Terri A.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (15 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 6 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: H

Committee Name: Judiciary

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