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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB2822

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Legislation Overview

Title: Post–9/11 Veteran Suicide Prevention Counseling Act

Subject: Armed forces and national security: Department of Veterans Affairs: Firearms and explosives: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Government information and archives: Health promotion and preventive care: Medical education: Mental health: Veterans' medical care

Description: Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop a suicide risk management and prevention and lethal means training course that is culturally appropriate and addresses the concerns of firearm owners. The VA must make such training course available to members of the public and must update the course at least every two years. Additionally, the VA must provide the most recent training course at least once every five years to each employee of the Veterans Health Administration who regularly interacts with veterans in the course of their employment.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Last Action Date: November 7, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/2822/all-info


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1 sponsors: Tammy Duckworth (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 1% (1 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Nov 7, 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 18 2019 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: S

Committee Name: Veterans' Affairs

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