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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB763

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Assault and harassment offenses: Child safety and welfare: Crimes against children: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Domestic violence and child abuse: Evidence and witnesses: Family relationships: Firearms and explosives: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Makes changes to the federal statutory framework that prohibits the shipment, transport, receipt, or possession of firearms or ammunition by an individual who is subject to a qualifying domestic violence court order. Under current law, a qualifying domestic violence court order must meet certain criteria, including to (1) be issued after a hearing of which the individual had notice and an opportunity to participate; and (2) restrain the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner (i.e., a current or former spouse, a co-parent of a child, or a current or former cohabitant) or the child of an intimate partner. expands the scope of qualifying domestic violence court orders to include an order that is issued after an ex parte hearing (i.e., a hearing with only one party present); restrains the individual from harassing, stalking, or threatening a dating partner or former dating partner; or restrains the individual from intimidating a witness. Current law also prohibits an individual who is convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from shipping, transporting, receiving, or possessing firearms or ammunition. These restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants, and to offenses that involve physical force or deadly weapons. expands the scope of these restrictions to include dating partners and offenses that involve stalking.

Session: 117th Congress

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021


Companion Bill: HB1923


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23 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Richard Durbin (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Margaret Hassan (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); Edward Markey (D); Tina Smith (D); Jeanne Shaheen (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Ron Wyden (D); Tammy Baldwin (D); Robert Menendez (D); Robert Casey (D); Christopher Coons (D); Patty Murray (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Cory Booker (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 23% (23 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 16, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 14 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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