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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1539

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017

Subject: Assault and harassment offenses: Crime prevention: Crime victims: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to: state that the term "intimate partner" includes a dating partner and any other person subject to a protection order under state domestic or family violence law; and expand the term "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, by a current or former intimate partner. The bill makes it a crime to knowingly sell or dispose of a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. It also makes it a crime for such convicted stalker to receive or possess a firearm.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018



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'.

31 sponsors: Amy Klobuchar (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Robert Casey (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Richard Durbin (D); Ron Wyden (D); Jack Reed (D); Kamala Harris (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Edward Markey (D); Tom Udall (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Jon Tester (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Christopher Coons (D); Bill Nelson (D); Tina Smith (D); Thomas Carper (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Cory Booker (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Doug Jones (D); Michael Bennet (D); Gary Peters (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Robert Menendez (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 31% (31 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 20, 2018 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
Senate Jul 12, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 22 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time


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