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.

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 3030  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.

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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): 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): 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): 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): To modernize the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988.  Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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

591 Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D): 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): 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): 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.

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. 335 Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act  Rep. Gregory 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) 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.

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