Title: Ethan's Law
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Child safety and welfare: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding
Description: Establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels. At the federal level, the bill establishes statutory requirements for firearms on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if a resident is ineligible to possess a firearm. An individual who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties. A firearm stored in violation of the requirements is subject to seizure and forfeiture. At the state and tribal levels, the bill requires the Department of Justice to award grants to implement functionally identical requirements for the safe storage of firearms.
Session: 117th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: February 3, 2021
Companion Bill: HB748
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20 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Edward Markey (D); Robert Casey (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Ron Wyden (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Patty Murray (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Cory Booker (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Alex Padilla (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Tim Kaine (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Robert Menendez (D); Ben Lujan (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 20% (20 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 3, 2021||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Feb 24 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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