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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1834

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Legislation Overview

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Subject: Assault and harassment offenses: Domestic violence and child abuse: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act This bill amends federal firearms provisions to expand the definition of: (1) "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner; and (2) "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include a misdemeanor offense that has, as an element, the use or attempted use of force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, by a dating partner or former dating partner against the victim. The bill prohibits the sale or other disposition of a firearm or ammunition to, or the possession or receipt of a firearm by, a person subject to a court order, or an ex parte order, that restrains such person from: (1) harassing, stalking, threatening, or engaging in other conduct that would put an individual in reasonable fear of bodily injury, including an order issued at the request of an employer on behalf of its employee or at the request of an institution of higher education on behalf of its student; or (2) intimidating or dissuading a witness from testifying in court.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 22, 2015

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1834/all-info

Sponsors

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14 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Barbara Boxer (D); Richard Durbin (D); Edward Markey (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Barbara Mikulski (D); Tim Kaine (D); Patty Murray (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Jack Reed (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 14% (14 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jul 22, 2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 28 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee
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