Federal & State Legislative Action


Federal & State Legislative Action

MICHIGAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills Seeking to Reduce Gun Violence

SB 34 Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D):
To prohibit possessing a firearm either openly or concealed on the premises of the state Capital. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

SB 35 Sen. Dayna Polehanki (D):
To prohibit carrying a concealed firearm on the premises of the state Capital. Tie Bar with SB 34. Referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

HB 4023 Rep. Julie Brixie (D), HB 4024 Rep. Tyrone Carter (D):
To expand “gun free zone” restrictions in the law authorizing shall-issue concealed pistol licenses to include any buildings owned or leased by the state. Referred to the House Government Operations Committee.

SB 352 Sen Jeff Irwin (D)  To permit local governments to ban possession of firearms on property owned or leased by the local government.  Referred to the Committee on  Local Government.

SB 454 Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D), SB 455 Sen. Stephanie Chang (D) & HB 456 Sen. Jeremy Moss (D): To impose a state license mandate on all firearms purchases including long guns; to revise references in the penal code to accommodate the changes proposed in SB 454. Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee.

SB 550 Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D): To make it a crime to store or leave a firearm where it may be accessed by a minor, subject to five years in prison if a minor uses the gun to injure himself or another person, and lesser penalties if the gun is out in public, used in a threatening or careless manner. Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee.

SB 551 Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) & SB Sen. Stephanie Chang (D): To exempt trigger locks, safes and lockboxes, and other home firearm safety devices from sale/use tax.  Referred to Senate Government Operations Committee.

HB 4869 Rep. Felicia Brabec (D), HB 4870 Rep. Brenda Carter (D) & HB 4871 Rep. Regina Weiss (D):To update references in the state firearms law to reflect the proposal in HB 4863 to repeal laws prohibiting concealed carry of weapons.  Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 5027 Rep. Cynthia R Neeley (D) & HB 5028 Rep. Graham Filler (R): To authorize additional enhanced penalties for specified consequences of “drive by shootings.”  Among others, the bill authorizes up to 40 years in prison for a shooting into a residence that causes the serious impairment of bodily function in another person; and to establish sentencing guidelines for these offenses.  Referred to the House Judiciary Committee.

HB 5066 Rep. Felicia Brabec (D): To make failing to store a firearm as specified in the bill, or leaving a gun unsecured, a crime subject to five years in prison if a minor obtains the gun and harms themselves or others.  Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 5067 Rep. Felicia Brabec (D) & HB 5068 Rep. Mari Manoogian (D): To exempt trigger locks, gun safes, lockboxes and other home firearm safety devices from use/sales tax.  Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee.  

Partial List of Bills that May Increase Risks of Gun Violence

HB 4003  Rep. Matt Hall (R): To limit the penalty for carrying a concealed pistol without a license to a $330 fine if the individual had a CPL that expired less than a year earlier and is still eligible for a license; if they get one within 60 days the fine would be waived. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

HB 4006   Rep. Gary Eisen (R):  To exempt elected officials from the “gun free zone” restrictions in the state CPL law.  The exemption would remain in effect for two years after they leave office; these zones include schools, day care facilities, sports stadiums, arenas, bars, restaurants, places of worship, colleges, hospitals , casinos , entertainment facilities and courts. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

HB 4010  Rep. Gary Eisen (R):  To reduce the penalty for first “gun free zone” offense specified in the state CPL law, but increase the penalty for a subsequent offense. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security.

HB 4011  Rep. Gary Eisen (R):  To revise state sentencing guidelines to accommodate HB 4010 & 4012 to reduce penalties for first offenses of the CPL law. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security.

HB 4012  Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To reduce the penalties for violations by qualified CPL instructors of restrictions on carrying a pistol in one of the “gun free Zones” specified in the CPL law. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security. 

HB4013  Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To establish that if the governor has declared an emergency or disaster, and CPL applicants are not being processed as specified by state law, a county clerk must issue a temporary CPL to an individual who has completed training and paid a fee. Referred to Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security.

SB 11  Sen. Lana Theis (R): To establish that the emergency executive orders issued by the governor or the state health department do not relieve county clerks of their duty to process CPL permits, or the State Police of their duty to provide fingerprinting services for this. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security.

HB 4027  Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To establish that a person or business who owns or occupies a property and designates it as a gun-free or weapon-free zone is responsible for the safety of individuals who enter, and liable for damages that result from injuries they may sustain if adequate security is not maintained. Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

HB 4030  Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R): To reduce the CPL renewal fee from $115 to $40, and a license application fee from $100 to $40. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security.

HB 4498 Rep. Brad Paquette (R): To reduce the concealed pistol license renewal fee from $115 to $30. Referred to the Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security.

SB 646  & SB 647 Sen. Tom Barrett (R) & SB 648 Sen Lana Theis (R): To eliminate various requirements and restrictions related to acquiring and possessing a pistol, including having a driver’s license, being a state resident and registered to vote here.  This bill requires state and local law enforcement officials to destroy records related to the repealed purchase license requirement. These bills would repeal penal code provisions and provisions in the state sentencing guidelines related to SB 646. Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety  Committee.

HB 4312 Rep. Karen Whitsett (D): To exempt animal control officers from the “gun free zones” restrictions in the state CPL law while on duty or traveling between home and work.  These zones include schools, daycare facilities, places of worship, and  hospitals. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 4717 Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To revise details of a provision that requires and individual with a CPL to “immediately” disclose if stopped by police that he or she is carrying or has a gun in the car. The bill would change to requiring upon request. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 4718 Rep. Gary Eisen (R): To repeal a provision of the CPL law that requires an individual to apply for a license where they reside; the bill would allow this in any county that chooses to do this for non-residents. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 4863 Rep. Steven Johnson (R), HB 4864 Rep. Steve Carra (R), HB 4865  Rep. John Reilly (R), HB 4866, HB 4867 & HB 4868 Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R): To repeal various laws prohibiting Concealed Carry of specified edged or other weapons, and exceptions to these. These bills would update references in a retired law enforcement officer’s carry law, update references in the state law governing firearm purchases, and update references in the state natural resources and environmental protection act reflected in HB 4863. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

HB 4957 Rep. Steven Johnson (R): To revise a provision in the 1976 Michigan State of emergency law that prohibits an executive order issued by the governor under  its authority from authorizing the confiscation of lawfully possessed firearms when a state of emergency is declared.  The bill would also forbid banning the sale or purchase of firearms or ammunition.  Referred the House Government Operations Committee.

HB 5187 Rep. Andrew Fink (R) & HB 5188 Rep Pat Outman (R): To amend the 1976 that authorizes a governor to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency without legislative consent. This bill would also ban the governor from banning the sale or purchase of lawfully possessed firearms, ammunition, or other weapons during a declared emergency. HB 5188 would amend provisions regarding the Health Department’s ability to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, as well as prohibiting officials from banning firearm/ammunition sale and possession. Referred to the House Oversight Committee.

HB 5271 Rep. Joseph Bellino, Jr. (R): To repeal a provision of the CPL law that requires an individual to apply for the license where they reside.  The bill would allow this in any county that chooses to do this for non-residents. Referred to the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

HB 5364 Rep. Andrew Beeler (R), HB 5365 Rep. Greg Markkanen (R) HR 5366 & HB 5367 Rep Beau LaFave (R): These bills would repeal the requirement to get a special license to carry a concealed pistol in most public places;  HB 5367 requires a license to carry in “gun free zones,” where this is prohibited under current law. Referred to House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.

 

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FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Partial List of Bills Seeking to Reduce Gun Violence

H.R. 30 Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D): Gun Trafficking Prohibition Act  To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 121 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): Gun Violence Reduction Resources Act  To provide for the hiring of 200 additional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and investigators to enforce gun laws.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 125 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): Gun Safety: Not Sorry Act of 2021  To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to provide for a 7 day waiting period before a semiautomatic firearm, a silencer, armor piercing ammunition, or large capacity magazine may be transferred.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 127 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act  To provide for the licensing of firearms and ammunition  possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 130 Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): Kimberly Vaughn Firearm Safe Storage Act  To require the safe storage of firearms and ammunition, and to require the investigation of reports of improper storage of firearms or ammunition.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 135  Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D): Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2021  To require the Director of the FBI to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 167 Rep. Al Green (D): To Prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 545 Rep. Jared Huffman (D):  No Congressional Gun Loophole Act. To Amend title 40, U.S. Code, to prevent members of Congress and their employees from carrying firearms in the Capitol building, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

H.R. 647 Rep. Jason Crow (D): Closing the Loophole on Interstate Firearm Sales Act. To prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from transferring a long gun to a person who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the licensee’s place of business is located. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 748 Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D): Ethan’s Law. To amend chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, to require the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.190 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D):  Ethan’s Law. A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, to require the safe storage of firearms, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 825 Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D): Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021. 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 Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R. 880 Rep. Robin L. Kelly (D): Firearm Safety Act of 2021. To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act to remove the exclusion of pistols, revolvers, and other firearms from the definition of consumer product in order to permit the issuance of safety standards for such articles by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.882 Rep. Robin L. Kelly (D): Keeping Guns from High Risk Individuals Act. To amend chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, to prohibit the sale or other disposition of a firearm to, and the possession, shipment, transportation, or receipt of a firearm by, certain classes of high-risk individuals. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

S.281 Sen. Edward J. Markey (D): Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021. A bill 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 Committee Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S. 292 Sen. Marco Rubio (R): Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021  To provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others, or law enforcement, with new tools to prevent gun violence. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1004  Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D):  Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2021 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. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1006 Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D): Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2021 To require criminal background checks on all firearms transactions occurring at gun shows. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1007 Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D) Hadiya Pendelton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard: Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2021. To make it unlawful to ship, transport, transfer or otherwise dispose to a person 2 or more firearms in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, if the transferor knows or has reasonable cause to believe that this act would be a violation of, or would result in a violation of any law punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 8 Rep. Mike Thompson (D): Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021  To establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals).  Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.  Passed in the House.

H.R. 1446 Rep. James E. Clyburn (D): Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021  To revise background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal licensee to an unlicensed person.  This bill increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a minimum of 10 business days, that a federal licensee must wait to receive a completed background check prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person.  Additional provisions include procedures if more than 10 days lapse without a completed background check.  Referred to the Committee on the JudiciaryPassed in the House.

H.R. 1454 Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D): Ghost Guns are Guns Act To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to require firearm assembly kits to be considered to be firearms. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1477 Rep. Madeleine Dean (D): Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

529 Sen. Christopher Murphy (D): Background Check Expansion Act  To require a background check for every firearm sale.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

591 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D): Background Check Completion Act of 2021 To prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.675 Sen Christopher A Coons (D): NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021  To provide for the reporting to State and local law enforcement authorities in which the NICS indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a prohibited person, so that authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure that the DOJ reports to Congress on prosecutions secured against prohibited persons who attempt to acquire a firearm.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1769 Rep. Mike Quigley (D): To provide for the reporting to State and local enforcement authorities of cases in which the NICS indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a prohibited person, so that the authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure that the DOJ reports to congress prosecutions secured against prohibited persons who attempt to acquire a firearm. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1782 Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D): To amend the National Firearms Act to require that local chief law enforcement officers be notified of, and provided a 90-day period to deny firearm transfers.  Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R. 1808 Rep. David N. Cicilline (D): To regulate assault weapons, to ensure the right to bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

736 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D): Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.  Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

763 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D)  Lori Jackson Domestic Survivor Protection Act To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from processing or receiving firearms, and for other reasons.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 770 Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D)  Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act  To authorize for a grant program for handgun licensing program, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1906 Rep. Anthony G. Brown (D) & H.R. 1923 Rep. James A. Himes (D)  To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to prohibit persons convicted  of misdemeanor crimes against dating partners, and persons subject to protection orders from possessing firearms, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1952 Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D)  To provide for the establishment of a national standard for incorporating a passive ID ability into all firearms sold in the U.S., and to require the reporting of lost or stolen firearms to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.788 Sen Roger W. Marshall (R) Firearms Safety Act  To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to establish a nonrefundable tax credit for the purchase of gun safes and gun safety courses.*  Referred to the Committee on Finance.  *This bill however, also states: ”no taxpayer shall be required, as a condition of the credit allowed under this section, to provide any information with respect to any firearms owned by the taxpayer.”

S.878 Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D)  Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2021 To increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearm trafficking, including changes to anti-straw purchasing and firearms trafficking amendments. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. H.R. 2280 Rep. Robin l Kelly (D) To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to combat straw purchases of firearms and deter firearms trafficking.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.974 Sen. Robert Menendez (D)) To repeal certain impediments to the administration of firearm laws.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.  H.R. 2282 Rep. Barbara Lee (D  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 2426 Rep. Jamie Raskin (D) To prohibit the transfer of a firearm to a person whose State license to purchase, own or possess a firearm has been revoked, or a person who has been ordered by a State court to surrender all firearms.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 2427 Rep. Jamie Raskin (D)  To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to increase the transfer tax on certain firearms, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee Ways and  Means, & Judiciary.

H.R. 2466 Rep. Val Butler Demings (D) To amend the IRS Code of 1986, to include armor-piercing, concealable weapons within the definition of “firearm” under the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means & Judiciary.

H.R. 2544 Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D) To regulate firearm silencers and firearm mufflers.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.  S.1131 Sen. Robert Menendez (D)  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. 1155 Sen. Tim Kaine (D)  To reform Federal firearms laws, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Partial List of Bills that May Increase Risks of Gun Violence

H.R. 38 Rep. Richard Hudson (R)  Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act  To amend title 18, U.S. Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State. Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 95 Rep. Jeff Duncan (R) Hearing Protection Act   This bill removes silencers from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act.  It also treats persons acquiring or possessing a firearm silencer as meeting any registration and licensing requirements of such Act.  Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 225 Rep. Morgan H. Griffith (R)  To amend chapter 44 of title 18, U.S. Code, to more comprehensively address the interstate transportation of firearms or ammunition  To allow an individual to transport a firearm between two places where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm; to transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device between two places where it is legal; to prohibit the arrest or detention of an individual for state or local  violations  unless there is probable cause to believe there was noncompliance with the provisions of the bill. Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 355 Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act  Rep. Gregory W. Steube (R) To require NICS to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies whenever the information available to the system indicates that a person illegally or unlawfully in the United Stares may be attempting to receive a firearm.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 933  Rep. Morgan H. Griffith (R)  To amend I.R.S. Code 1986 to remove short-barreled rifles from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National firearms Act, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means; and the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 993 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R)  Second Amendment Preservation Act  To remove federal funding from enforcing gun control. Referred to Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R. 1691 Rep. Clay Higgins (R)  To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue guidance to identify firearms business operations of licensed manufacturers and licensed dealers as essential businesses during certain national emergencies, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committees on the Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means.

H.R. 1758 Rep. Tracey Mann (R)  To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to remove short-barreled rifles from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committees on Ways and Means; Judiciary.

702 Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act: To prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

H.R. 1787 Rep. Andrew S. Clyde (R)  To prevent unnecessary delay in firearms transfers from licensed firearms dealers to unlicensed persons.  Referred to Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1827 Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R)  To prohibit Federal funding of State firearm ownership databases, and for other purposes.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

803 Sen. Roger W. Marshall (R) Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021 To amend the IRS Code of 1986 to remove short-barreled rifles from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes. Referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1101 Sen. Mike Lee (R)  To provide that silencers be treated the same as firearms accessories.  Referred to the Committee on Finance.  H.R. 2469 Rep. Bob Good (R) Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, & Judiciary.

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