Federal & State Legislative Action


MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills MCPGV is Opposing

Concealed Pistol Licensing

HB 4021 Reps. Michele Hoitenga, Beau LaFave (R): To allow an individual who already holds a valid Standard concealed pistol license, or someone whose license expired not more than 1 year before, to apply for a Lifetime concealed pistol license. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

HB 4022 Reps. Michele Hoitenga, Beau LaFave (R): To reduce the current concealed pistol licensing fee from $100.00 to $40.00, and to reduce license renewal fees from $115.00 to $40.00. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Allow Concealed Carry in Pistol-Free Zones

HB 4026 Reps. Beau LaFave, Steven Johnson, Gregory Markkanen (R): To allow concealed pistol license holders to carry concealed pistols in pistol-free zones. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

HB 4028 Reps. Gregory Markkanen, Beau LaFave(R) & HB 4029 Reps. Steven Johnson, Beau LaFave, Michele Hoitenga (R): To allow for the carrying of a pistol (concealed or otherwise) by an individual who is in possession of a CPL or is authorized to carry a concealed pistol, in any vehicle operated or occupied by that person. Tie bar with HB 4026. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

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FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills MCPGV is Supporting

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

H.R. 8 Rep. Mike Thompson (D): To utilize and amend the current background check process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Background Check Expansion Act

S. 42 Sen. Christopher Murphy (D): To make it unlawful for any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer to transfer a firearm to any person who is not so licensed. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Show Criminal Background Checks

H.R. 820 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D): To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Manufacturers Accountability Act

H.R. 157 Rep. Dwight Evans (D): To repeal provisions of the Protection of Lawful Commerce of Arms Act that prohibit civil actions or administrative proceedings against firearm or ammunition manufacturers, sellers, importers, dealers, or trade organizations for harms resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2019

H.R. 49 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): To require the FBI director to report to Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019

S. 7 Sen. Marco Rubio (R): To allow a law enforcement officer or household member of an individual who is deemed to be a risk to themselves or others, to submit a petition to a state or tribal court to have the individual’s weapons temporarily removed from the home. The individual would also be prohibited from purchasing, possessing or receiving a firearm or ammunition. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

To Prohibit the Sale of A Firearm To, and the Purchase of a Firearm by, A Person who is not Covered by Appropriate Liability Insurance Coverage

H.R. 822 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D):  No text available as of 2/6/19.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

To Modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988

H.R. 869 Rep. Madeleine Dean (D): No text available as on 2/6/19.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

To Provide for the Establishment of a National Standard for Incorporating a Passive ID Ability into all Firearms Sold in the US, and to Require the Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms to the Appropriate Law Enforcement Authorities

H.R. 930 Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D): No text available as of 2/6/19. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

To Amend Title 18, US Code, to Require Federally Licensed Firearms Importers, Manufacturers, and Dealers to Meet Certain Requirements with Respect to Securing Their Firearms Inventory, Business Inventory, Business Records, and Business Premises

H.R. 939 Rep. Bradley Scott Schneider (D): No text available as or 2/6/19. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Safer Now Act

H.R. 282 Rep. Joyce Beatty (D):

(1) Prohibit a firearm dealer from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check

(2) Place restrictions on assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices

(3) Require background checks for transfers of grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapons

(4) Require notification to law enforcement of prohibited purchase or attempted purchase of a grandfathered semiautomatic assault weapon

(5) Notification to Law Enforcement of prohibited purchase or attempted purchase of a firearm

(6) Institute buy-back programs for semi-automatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices

(7) require gun show background checks and regulate firearm transfers at gun shows. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Prohibit the Transfer of a Firearm at a Gun Show by a Person Who is not a Licensed Dealer

H.R. 167 Rep. Al Green (D): To make it unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm at a gun show, unless the person is a licensed dealer. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act

H.R. 511 Rep. Anthony Brown (D): To protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, or for other purposes; to expand the list of individuals subject to a restraining order or similar order to whom a firearm is prohibited from being sold or disposed. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 120 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D): To protect victims of stalking from gun violence; to include dating partners and individuals subject to restraining orders.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act of 2019

H.R. 569 Rep. Debbie Dingell (D): To protect victims of stalking from gun violence; to include dating partners and any other person similarly situated to a spouse.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act

H.R. 33 Rep. Bobby Rush (D): To expand the categories of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm or ammunition to include person:

(1) with intent to sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition to a prohibited person,

(2) to sell or transfer a firearm to further a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense,

(3) to unlawfully export.  This bill establishes stand-alone criminal offenses for trafficking in firearms and straw purchasing of firearms. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

S. 66 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D): To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

National Gun Violence Research Act

H.R. 435 Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D): To provide for a coordinated national research program to examine the nature, causes, consequences and prevention of violence and unintended injury and death relating to gun ownership, use, and trafficking, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce.

Gun Violence Prevention Research Act

H.R. 674 Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D): To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S. 184 Sen. Edward Markey (D): To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention. Referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Raise the Age Act

H.R. 717 Rep. Anthony Brown (D): To amend title 18, U.C. Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with the exception of active duty military personnel and full time law enforcement officers, and for other purposes. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Micro Act

H.R. 719 Rep. Anthony Brown (D): To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition and to prohibit the removal, obliteration, or alteration of the microstamped code or microstamping capability of a firearm. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Ethan’s Law

S. 193 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D): To amend Chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, to require the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes. It would make it unlawful for a person to store or keep any firearm on the premises of a residence under the control of a person if the person knows, or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without permission of the parent or guardian, or the resident of the residence in ineligible to possess a firearm. Referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

Partial List Of Bills MCPGV Is Opposing

Hearing Protection Act

H.R. 155 Rep. Jeff Duncan (R): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Silencers Help Us to Save Hearing Act (Shush Act)

S. 202 Sen. Mike Lee (R): To provide that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories. Referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.

Silencers As Firearms Accessories

H.R. 775 Rep. Steve King (R): To provide that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories.  Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Amend Chapter 44 of Title 18 US Code, To More Comprehensively Address Interstate Transportation of Firearms and Ammunition

H.R. 175 Rep. Morgan Griffith (R):

(1) To allow and individual to transport a firearm between two place (e.g. states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm; firearm must be unloaded and secured.

(2) To allow an individual to transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device between two places where it is legal to do so; they must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored.

(3) To prohibit the arrest or detention of an individual for state of local violations unless there is probable cause to believe there was noncompliance with the provisions of this bill. Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary.

Allow Reciprocity for the Carrying of Certain Concealed Firearms

S. 69 Sen. John Cornyn (R): To allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms.  The individual must be eligible to possess, transport or receive a firearm under federal law, carry a valid photo ID, and carry a valid state issued concealed carry permit, or be eligible to conceal carry in the state they live in. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 38 Rep. Richard Hudson (R): To allow a qualified individual (one who is eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; carries a valid photo ID; carries a valid CPL by any state), to possess a concealed weapon in any other state that allows individuals to carry concealed weapons. This bill also states that the CPL holder is (1) not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry a concealed handgun on federally owned lands that are open to the public. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

S. 94 Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R): To facilitate the establishment of additional or expanded public target ranges in certain states; provides for federal support to states for construction, operation, and maintenance of public target ranges on federal and non-federal land. Referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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