Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Assault and harassment offenses: Civil actions and liability: Crime prevention: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Family relationships: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Medical tests and diagnostic methods: Mental health: State and local government operations: Violent crime
Description: Establishes a new grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: 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.
Last Action Date: February 8, 2021
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Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 4% (4 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 8, 2021||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Mar 3 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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