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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB527

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Assault and harassment offenses: Crime prevention: Crime victims: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Domestic violence and child abuse: Firearms and explosives: Lawyers and legal services

Description: Establishes new federal firearms restrictions for individuals who are convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses. The bill 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 convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. The term misdemeanor crime of stalking means a misdemeanor stalking offense under federal, state, tribal, or municipal law and a course of harassment, intimidation, or surveillance of another person that (1) places such person in reasonable fear of harm to themselves, an immediate family member, a household member, or a spouse or intimate partner (including a current or former dating partner); or (2) causes emotional distress to such person. The bill also specifically prohibits dating partners who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to certain restraining orders from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Currently, such restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

39 sponsors: Amy Klobuchar (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Richard Durbin (D); Patrick Leahy (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Christopher Coons (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Cory Booker (D); Alex Padilla (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Michael Bennet (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Thomas Carper (D); Robert Casey (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Martin Heinrich (D); Tim Kaine (D); Angus King (I); Edward Markey (D); Robert Menendez (D); Jeff Merkley (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Gary Peters (D); Jack Reed (D); Jacky Rosen (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Tina Smith (D); Debbie Stabenow (D); Jon Tester (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Mark Warner (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Ron Wyden (D); Raphael Warnock (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 39% (39 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 2, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 5 2021 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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