Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Due process and equal protection: Firearms and explosives: Judges: Judicial procedure and administration: Law enforcement administration and funding: Law enforcement officers: Mental health: Retail and wholesale trades: State and local government operations
Description: Addresses 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. First, the bill establishes a grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws and carry out related activities. Local governments and other entities may also receive grants to carry out certain activities, such as raising public awareness of extreme risk protection order laws. Further, grant recipients must use a specified portion of funds to provide training for law enforcement. In addition, the bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition to include persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: February 14, 2019
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29 sponsors: Dianne Feinstein (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Edward Markey (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Kamala Harris (D); Richard Durbin (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Angus King (I); Robert Casey (D); Robert Menendez (D); Brian Schatz (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Cory Booker (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Maria Cantwell (D); Christopher Coons (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Catherine Cortez Masto (D); Tim Kaine (D); Tina Smith (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 29% (29 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 14, 2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Mar 1 2019||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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