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Federal & State Legislative Action

Federal & State Legislative Action



Partial List of Bills Seeking to Reduce Gun Violence

SB 22 Sen. John Damoose (R): To prohibit weapons in a sterile area of the airport, and clarify and provide penalties (Amends 80f of 1945 PA)

SB 76 Sen. Kevin Hertel (D), SB 77 (tie bar SB 76), Sen. Jeremy Moss (D), SB 0078 (tie bar SB 76) Sen. Mary Cavanagh (D): Collectively, these bills would require an individual to obtain a license before purchasing, carrying, possessing, or transporting a firearm in the State.

SB 79 Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D), SB 80 (tie bar SB 79) Sen. Kristen McDonald (D): Collectively, these bills would require an individual who stored or left a firearm unattended in a place that could be accessible to a minor to follow specified safe storage requirements; and to provide penalties to individuals who failed to follow safe storage requirements if a minor obtained a firearm. Safe storage requirements would be provided by a Licensed Firearms dealer without cost.

SB 81 Sen. Jeff Irwin (D): To amend the General Sales Tax Act to exempt the sale of firearm safety devices from sales tax, through 12/24/24.

SB 82 Sen. Stephanie Chang (D): To amend the Use Tax Act to not apply to the storage, use, or consumption of firearm safety devices, through 12/24/24.

SB 83 Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D), SB 84 (tie bar SB 83) Sen. Dayna Polehanki  (D), SB 85  (tie bar SB 83) Sen. Sarah Anthony (D), SB 86 (tie bar SB 83) Sen. Sam Singh (D): Collectively, these bills would enact the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, (ERPO) which would allow specified individuals to file an action requesting a court to enter an ERPO for an individual who is at significant risk of harming themselves or others with a firearm. If the court decided an ERPO was necessary, the individual would be prohibited from possessing or purchasing a firearm for a determined period of time.

HB 4127 Rep. Penelope Tsernoglou (D): To prohibit the possession of firearms inside a polling place while the polls are open on election day, inside an early voting location or within 100 feet of an entrance to a building used for early voting, during the constitutionally mandated early voting days, withing 100 feet of an absentee ballot drop box 40 days prior to an election.

HB 4128 Rep. Stephanie Young (D): To prohibit the possession of firearms at absent voter counting board locations, and within 100 feet of entrances while ballots are being processed.

HB 4138 Rep. Jaime Churches (D): To prohibit a person from purchasing, carrying, possessing or transporting a firearm in this State without first obtaining a license.

HB 4139 Rep. Sharon MacDonell (D), HB 4140 (tie bar 4139) Rep. Karen Whitsett, HB 4141 (tie bar 4139) Rep. Natalie Price (D), HB 4144 (tie bar 4139) Rep. Felicia Brabec (D): Collectively, these bills would require firearms stored or left unattended to be unloaded and locked with a locking device or stored in a locked box or container if it is reasonably known that the firearm may be accessible to a minor; establish a range of penalties for a violation; require the department of HHS to inform the public of penalties, and require federally licensed dealers to provide literature re safe storage, and to post revised wording where firearms are sold; exempt firearm safety devices from sales and use taxes, and require notice of exemptions where firearms are sold.

HB 4142 Rep. Brenda Carter (D), HB 4143 Rep. Kristian Grant (D): These bills would revise references to pistols in penal code, and revise references to sentencing guidelines.

HB 4146 Rep. Kelly Breen (D): To prohibit an individual who has an ERPO order in place from purchasing a firearm.

HB 4148 Rep. Stephanie Young (D): To provide sentencing guidelines for violations of an ERPO, and for making false statements in complaint for an ERPO.

HB 4149 Rep. Julie Brixie (D), HB 4150 (tie bar HB 4149) Rep. Cynthia Neeley (D): These bills would add all buildings owned or leased by the State to the existing list of concealed weapons free zones.

HB 4184 Rep. Julie Rogers (D): To prohibit an unaccompanied minor (under 18 years of age) from using or possessing certain BB guns outside of their property.

HB 4198 Rep. Carol Glanville (D): To allow local units of government to impose certain restrictions on firearms including the possession of BB guns by minors, and the open carry of firearms within the local unit of government.

HB 4203 Rep. Tsernoglou (D), HB 4204 (tie bar HB 4203) Rep. Tsernoglou (D): these bills prohibit the sale of weapons to an individual under the age of 21, and set guidelines for licensing in the state.

HB 4205 Rep. Phil Skaggs (D), HB 4206 (tie bar HB 4205) Rep. Kristian Grant (D): These bills would prohibit the open carry of an assault weapon within 1000 feet of a government building, courthouse, or school building, and sets sentencing guidelines for violations,

HB 4211 Rep. Rachel Hood (D): To prohibit a seller of a firearm from delivering the firearm to the purchaser until at least 14 days after the date of the sale. A person that violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment or a fine, or both.

HB 4214 Rep. John Fitzgerald (D), HB 4215 (tie bar HB 4214) Rep. Tyrone Carter (D): These bills would establish a trigger lock distribution program by health professionals or hospital personnel to parents, stepparents, adoptive parents, legal guardians, or legal custodians of an infant; funds to implement this program to come from 4% of firearm and ammunition sales.

HB 4243 Rep. Brenda Carter (D): To impose liability for the sale, delivery, or transfer of firearms; and to require firearms dealers to maintain liability insurance that covers personal injury or property damage that results from the sale, delivery, or transfer of a firearm.

Partial List of Bills that may Increase Risks of Gun Violence

HB 4175 Rep. Mike Hoadley (R) To eliminate the requirement to register newly purchased handguns, and to eliminate pistol-free zones. This bill would also require the owner or operator of any premises that prohibits an individual from carrying a concealed pistol, to install metal detectors at every entrance and to provide security services on the premises.

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Partial List of Bills Seeking to Reduce Risks of Gun Violence

H.R. 1145 Rep. Elisa Slotkin (D) Safe Guns, Safe Kids Act: To make it unlawful for a person who knows, or reasonably should know, that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the permission of a parent or guardian of the minor, or the minor uses the firearm in the commission of a crime that causes injury or death.

494 Sen. Christopher Murphy (D) Background Check Expansion Act: To require a background check for every firearm sale.

H.R. 974 Rep. Donald Beyer (D); S. 118 Sen Chris Van Hollen (D) AIM Act of 2023: To remove obstacles to the ability of law enforcement officers to enforce gun safety laws.

H.R. 905 Rep. Debbie Dingell (D); S. 321 Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) Strengthening Protections for Domestic Violence and Stalking Survivors Act of 2023: To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to define intimate partner to include someone with whom there is or was a dating relationship, and for other purposes.

S. 298 Sen. Robert Menendez (D); H.R. 625 Rep. Diana DeGette (D) Keep Americans Safe Act: To regulate large capacity ammunition feeding devices.

H.R. 851 Rep. Ritchie Torres (D) Iron Pipeline Review Act: To direct the ATF to report firearms trafficking along the I-95 corridor.

H.R. 817 Rep. Bradley Schneider (D) Default Proceed Sale Transparency Act: To improve the procedures of the NICS in the case of firearms transfers by federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers before the completion of the related criminal background check, and to provide for annual reports on default transfers.

H.R. 816 Rep. Bradley Schneider (D); S. 246 Sen. Richard Durbin (D) SECURE Firearm Storage Act: To amend title 18 U.S. Code, to require federally licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers to meet certain requirements with respect to securing their inventory, business records, and premises.

H.R. 768 Rep. Salud Carbajal (D); S. 247 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) Act of 2023: To support State, Tribal, and local efforts to remove access to firearms from individuals who are a danger to themselves or others, pursuant to court orders for this purpose.

H.R. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D); S. 203 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2023: To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to require an electronic, searchable database of the importation, production, shipment, receipt, sale, or other disposition of firearms.

S. 252 Sen. Edward Markey (D) Protecting Kids from Gun Marketing Act: To direct the FTC to prescribe rules prohibiting the marketing of firearms to minors, and for other purposes.

H.R. 715 Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R) Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2023 To establish new background check requirements for firearms transfers between private parties, specifically to prohibit a firearm transfer unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check.

H.R. 698 Rep. David Cicilline (D); S. 25 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) Assault Weapons Ban of 2023: To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

H.R. 667 Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) COOL OFF Act: To provide for a 3 day waiting period before a person may receive a handgun, with exceptions.

H.R. 660 Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D); S. 173 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) Ethan’s Law: To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to require safe storage of firearms and for other purposes.

H.R. 584 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2023: To require face-to-face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.

H.R. 569 Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) Handgun Permit to Purchase Act: To authorize for a grant program for handgun licensing programs, and for other purposes.

S. 14 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) Age 21 Act: To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to prohibit the purchase of certain firearms by individuals under 21 years of age, and for other purposes.

H.R. 396 Rep. Dina Titus (D) Closing the Bump Stock Loophole Act of 2023: To add bump stocks to the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g. registration and licensing requirements under the National Firearms Act, and to add bump stocks to the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g. background checks requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968.

H.R. 60 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D) Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2023: To require the FBI to report to Congress on the number of firearm transfers where (1) a licensed dealer submits a background check through NICS, (2) NICS fails to respond within 3 business days, (3) the licensed dealer completes the transfer.  The FBI must also repost on follow up procedures re the ineligible transferee.

H.R. 52 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D) Kimberley Vaughan Firearm Safe Storage Act: To direct the DOJ to establish voluntary best practices for safe firearms storage  for the purpose of public education, and to award grants for the development, implantation, and evaluation of Safe Firearm Storage Assistance Programs. 

H.R. Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D) Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act of 2023: To authorize the DOJ to hire 200 additional agents and investigators for the ATF.

H.R. Mental Health Access and Gun Violence Prevention Act of 2023: To authorize appropriations for the DOJ, HHS and the SSA to increase access to mental health care treatment and services, and to promote reporting of mental health information to NICS to determine eligibility to possess a firearm.

Partial List of Bills that may Increase Risks of Gun Violence

S. 428 Sen. Steve Daines (R); H.R. 53 Rep. Jack Bergman (R) FIND Act: To amend title 41, U.S. Code, to prohibit the Federal Government from entering into contracts with an entity that discriminates against firearm or ammunition industries, and for other purposes.

S. 401 Sen. Mike Crapo (R); H.R. 152 Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) Hearing Protection Act: To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to remove silencers from the definition of firearms, and for other purposes.

S. 361 Sen. James Lankford (R) Pistol Brace Protection Act: To amend the National Firearms Act to provide an exception for stabilizing braces, and for other purposes.

H.R. 790 Rep. Ashley Hinson (R) RIFLE Act: To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to repeal the firearm transfer tax, and for other purposes.

S. 214 Sen. John Cornyn (R) Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2023: To allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows residents to carry concealed firearms.

H.R. 646 Rep. Andrew Clyde (R); S. 163 Sen. Roger Marshall (R) SHORT Act: To remove certain short-barreled rifles or shotguns, and other weapons from the definition of a firearm for purposes of regulation under the National Firearms Act. These bills also preempt certain state or local laws that tax or regulate these weapons.

H.R. 450 Rep. Eric Burlison (R) Repeal the NFA Act: To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to repeal the National Firearms Act.

H.R. 385 Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) No User Fees for Gun Owners Act: To prohibit a state or local government from imposing any insurance requirement, tax, user fee, or similar charge as a condition of the manufacture, importation, acquisition, transfer, or continued ownership of a firearm or ammunition with the exception of a proportionate sales tax.

H.R. 381 Rep. Bob Good (R) PISTOL Act: To modify the definition for purposes of the NFA Act to exclude a pistol equipped with a rear brace or rear attachment designed to assist the shooter in controlling the pistol.

H.R. 374 Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) Abolish the ATF Act: To abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

H.R. 283 Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) Preventing Unjust Red Flag Laws of 2023: To prohibit the use of federal funds to implement or enforce red flag laws.

H.R.  173 Rep. Morgan Griffith (R) Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2023: To remove short-barreled rifles (less than 16 inches) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the Nation Firearms Act, and eliminates the prohibition of transportation of these rifles, and meets NFA requirements for registration and licensing.

H.R. 38 Rep. Richard Hudson (R) Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act: To allow an individual who is eligible to carry a concealed firearm in one state to carry or possess a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) in another state that allows residents to carry concealed firearms.

V.1  3/15/2023

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