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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1155

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Assault and harassment offenses: Child safety and welfare: Crime prevention: Crime victims: Crimes against property: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Domestic violence and child abuse: Due process and equal protection: Firearms and explosives: Judges: Judicial procedure and administration: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Lawyers and legal services: Licensing and registrations: Mental health: Retail and wholesale trades: State and local government operations

Description: Makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background checks, limit handgun purchases, and extend firearms-related restrictions to new categories of persons. The bill also establishes a grant program to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws. Among its provisions, the bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals); generally prohibits an unlicensed person from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period; establishes a grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws (i.e., red flag laws); generally requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within 48 hours of discovery; makes it unlawful to recklessly leave a loaded and unsecured firearm in a manner that endangers a minor who is under 14 years of age; and extends firearms-related restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, or transportation of firearms and ammunition to persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking and persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021



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2 sponsors: Tim Kaine (D); Mark Warner (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 15, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 29 2021 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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