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107 total bills, 45 anti-gun bills,
28 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed U.S. Senate Firearm Legislation

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SCR40

Title: A concurrent resolution welcoming the Prime Minister of Greece to the United States for an address to a joint meeting of Congress.

Description: A concurrent resolution welcoming the Prime Minister of Greece to the United States for an address to a joint meeting of Congress.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 415.

Last Action Date: June 14, 2022

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SJR45

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to "Definition of 'Frame or Receiver' and Identification of Firearms".

Description: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to "Definition of 'Frame or Receiver' and Identification of Firearms".

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

Last Action Date: April 27, 2022

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SJR52

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Egypt of certain defense articles and services.

Description: This joint resolution prohibits the proposed foreign military sale of specified defense articles and services to Egypt.

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

Last Action Date: June 7, 2022

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SJR54

Title: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to Definition of "Frame or Receiver" and Identification of Firearms.

Description: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to Definition of "Frame or Receiver" and Identification of Firearms.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB183

Title: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a framework to limit the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a person who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. Specifically, the bill requires each federal department or agency to provide to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) information about a person who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation. Additionally, it requires the FBI and its Joint Terrorism Task Forces to immediately be notified of a request to transfer a firearm or explosive to a person who is, or was within the previous 10 years, under a federal terrorism investigation (i.e., a suspected terrorist). Further, the Department of Justice must establish a process to delay and prevent the transfer of a firearm or explosive to a suspected terrorist.

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

Last Action Date: February 2, 2021

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SB190

Title: Ethan's Law

Description: Establishes a framework to regulate the storage of firearms on residential premises at the federal, state, and tribal levels. At the federal level, the bill establishes statutory requirements for firearms on residential premises to be safely stored if a minor is likely to gain access without permission or if a resident is ineligible to possess a firearm. An individual who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties. A firearm stored in violation of the requirements is subject to seizure and forfeiture. At the state and tribal levels, the bill requires the Department of Justice to award grants to implement functionally identical requirements for the safe storage of firearms.

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

Last Action Date: February 3, 2021

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SR242

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 4, 2021, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2021 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: This resolution supports the designation of National Gun Violence Awareness Month and the designation of National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 26, 2021

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SB281

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct or support research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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SB292

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws. Extreme risk protection order laws, or red flag laws, generally allow certain individuals (e.g., law enforcement officers or family members) to petition a court for a temporary order that prohibits an at-risk individual from purchasing and possessing firearms. The bill also expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

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

Last Action Date: February 8, 2021

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SB525

Title: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act

Description: Lawful Interstate Transportation of Firearms Act revises criminal provisions related to the interstate transportation of firearms and ammunition. An individual may transport a firearm between two places (e.g., states) where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the firearm. During transport, the firearm must be unloaded and secured or securely stored. Additionally, an individual may transport ammunition, or a detachable magazine or feeding device, between two places where it is legal to possess, carry, or transport the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device. During transport, the ammunition, magazine, or feeding device must not be loaded into a firearm and must be securely stored. The term transport includes staying in temporary lodging overnight; stopping for food, fuel, vehicle maintenance, an emergency, or medical treatment; or any other activity incidental to the transport. The bill prohibits the arrest or detention of an individual for a state or local firearm or ammunition violation unless there is probable cause to believe the individual failed to comply with the provisions of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB527

Title: Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2021

Description: Establishes new federal firearms restrictions for individuals who are convicted of misdemeanor stalking offenses. The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Specifically, it adds a new category of prohibited persons: persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. The term misdemeanor crime of stalking means a misdemeanor stalking offense under federal, state, tribal, or municipal law and a course of harassment, intimidation, or surveillance of another person that (1) places such person in reasonable fear of harm to themselves, an immediate family member, a household member, or a spouse or intimate partner (including a current or former dating partner); or (2) causes emotional distress to such person. The bill also specifically prohibits dating partners who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to certain restraining orders from receiving, possessing, shipping, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. Currently, such restrictions generally only apply to spouses, co-parents, and cohabitants.

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB529

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: Establishes 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. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

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

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB556

Title: Resources for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: Establishes the Advisory Council to Support Victims of Gun Violence. Among other things, the advisory council must assess the needs of victims of gun violence and disseminate information about helpful resources.

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

Last Action Date: March 3, 2021

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SB591

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

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

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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SR636

Title: A resolution urging the development of a strategy to counter the rise in violent crime across the United States.

Description: This resolution expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should work with Congress to develop and execute a strategy to counter the rise in violent crime across the country by reinforcing strong criminal justice policies, by laying blame on the perpetrators of violent acts, and by securing the southern border.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2522-2523)

Last Action Date: May 16, 2022

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SR644

Title: A resolution establishing a Women's Bill of Rights to reaffirm legal protections afforded to women under Federal law.

Description: A resolution establishing a Women's Bill of Rights to reaffirm legal protections afforded to women under Federal law.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2624)

Last Action Date: May 19, 2022

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SR650

Title: A resolution recognizing May 28 as "World Hunger Day", that the 90th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine, and that Vladimir Putin's illegal war against Ukraine has diminished Ukraine's agricultural output and threatens to exacerbate the problems of global hunger on World Hunger Day.

Description: A resolution recognizing May 28 as "World Hunger Day", that the 90th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine, and that Vladimir Putin's illegal war against Ukraine has diminished Ukraine's agricultural output and threatens to exacerbate the problems of global hunger on World Hunger Day.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S2755)

Last Action Date: May 26, 2022

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SR651

Title: A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 3, 2022, as "National Gun Violence Awareness Day" and June 2022 as "National Gun Violence Awareness Month".

Description: This resolution expresses support for the designation of June 2022 as National Gun Violence Awareness Month and the designation of June 3, 2022, as National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S2755-2756)

Last Action Date: May 26, 2022

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SR669

Title: A resolution condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war and recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and famine.

Description: This resolution condemns the use of hunger, including the starvation of civilians, as a weapon of warfare. It also calls on the U.S. government to prioritize diplomatic efforts to call out and address instances where hunger and intentional deprivation of food is being utilized as a weapon of war, including through efforts to ensure that security operations minimize civilian harm and do not undermine livelihoods of civilian populations.

Last Action: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S3528; text: CR S3528)

Last Action Date: July 20, 2022

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SR675

Title: A resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

Description: A resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

Last Action: Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4164)

Last Action Date: August 6, 2022

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SB675

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2021

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

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

Last Action Date: March 10, 2021

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SR677

Title: A resolution recognizing the exemplary service of the soldiers of the 30th Infantry Division (Old Hickory) of the United States Army during World War I and World War II.

Description: This resolution recognizes the exemplary service of the soldiers of the 30th Infantry Division of the Army during World War I and World War II.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Last Action Date: June 15, 2022

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SR681

Title: A resolution recognizing the service of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine the USS Oklahoma City and the crews of the USS Oklahoma City, who served the United States with valor and bravery.

Description: A resolution recognizing the service of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine the USS Oklahoma City and the crews of the USS Oklahoma City, who served the United States with valor and bravery.

Last Action: Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2961; text: CR S2975)

Last Action Date: June 15, 2022

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SR684

Title: A resolution reaffirming the importance of the United States to promote the safety, health, and well-being of refugees and displaced persons.

Description: This resolution reaffirms the goals of World Refugee Day and the commitment of the United States to promote the safety and well-being of refugees and asylum seekers.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S3033)

Last Action Date: June 21, 2022

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SB702

Title: Gun Owner Registration Information Protection Act

Description: Prohibits federal funding of, or support for, state databases that list (1) firearms lawfully owned or possessed by individuals, or (2) individuals who lawfully own or possess firearms.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SR704

Title: A resolution expressing concern about economic and security conditions in Mexico and reaffirming the interest of the United States in mutually beneficial relations with Mexico based on shared interests on security, economic prosperity, and democratic values, and for other purposes.

Description: A resolution expressing concern about economic and security conditions in Mexico and reaffirming the interest of the United States in mutually beneficial relations with Mexico based on shared interests on security, economic prosperity, and democratic values, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (text: CR S3274-3275)

Last Action Date: July 13, 2022

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SB720

Title: U.S. Military Right to Carry Act

Description: Requires a state that receives funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to have implemented (1) a law or policy authorizing members of the Armed Forces who are outside of their state of residence under orders to renew a permit to carry a concealed firearm through the mail, and (2) a law or policy that treats members of the Armed Forces on active duty in the state as residents of the state for purposes of issuing a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the state. The Department of Justice must reduce by 5% the amount that a state would otherwise receive under the grant program if the state fails to comply with either requirement.

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

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SB736

Title: Assault Weapons Ban of 2021

Description: Makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model. The bill also exempts from the prohibition the following, with respect to a SAW or LCAFD: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture. The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: March 11, 2021

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SB763

Title: Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

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.

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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SB770

Title: Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act

Description: Authorizes a grant program for states, local governments, and Indian tribes to implement and evaluate handgun purchaser licensing requirements.

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

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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SB788

Title: Firearms Safety Act

Description: Allows an individual taxpayer a new refundable tax credit for the sum of amounts paid for any gun safe and for a concealed carry firearms course or firearm safety course. The bill prohibits any requirement to provide information on firearms owned by the taxpayer.

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

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

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SB803

Title: Home Defense and Competitive Shooting Act of 2021

Description: Removes short-barreled rifles (barrels of less than 16 inches in length) from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act. It also eliminates the prohibition on the transportation of such rifles in interstate commerce and treats persons who acquire or possess a short-barreled rifle as meeting the registration or licensing requirements for such rifle where such requirements are determined by reference to the National Firearms Act. The bill preempts state or local laws that impose a tax or recordkeeping requirements on short-barreled rifles. The Department of Justice must destroy records relating to the registration of  certain rifles within one year after the enactment of this bill.

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

Last Action Date: March 17, 2021

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SB878

Title: Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to prohibit straw purchasing of firearms, trafficking in firearms, and related conduct. A violator is subject to criminal and civil penalties, including the seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense, property constituting or derived from proceeds from the offense, and property used to commit or facilitate the offense. The bill authorizes law enforcement to investigate straw purchasing and trafficking in firearms offenses using wiretaps (i.e., authorized interceptions of wire, electronic, or oral communications) and makes the offenses predicate offenses (i.e., underlying offenses) for prosecutions under the federal money laundering statute and the federal racketeering statute.

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2021

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SB974

Title: Gun Records Restoration and Preservation Act

Description: Amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws. Specifically, the bill removes provisions that limit the use of firearms tracing data, limit the disclosure of data under the Freedom of Information Act, prohibit imposing a requirement that gun dealers conduct a physical inventory, prohibit consolidating or centralizing records maintained by federal firearm licensees (e.g., gun dealers), and require national instant criminal background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours.

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

Last Action Date: March 25, 2021

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SB1101

Title: SHUSH Act Silencers Help Us Save Hearing Act

Description: Modifies the treatment of silencers under federal statutes governing the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Specifically, it removes silencers from the list of firearms subject to regulation (i.e., registration and licensing requirements) under the National Firearms Act (NFA). Additionally, it excludes a muffler or silencer from the list of firearms subject to regulation (e.g., background check requirements) under the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA). Finally, the bill does the following: preempts state or local laws that tax or regulate firearm silencers, specifies that a person who lawfully acquires or possesses a silencer under provisions of the GCA meets the registration and licensing requirements of the NFA, eliminates mandatory minimum prison terms for a crime of violence or drug trafficking offense in which a defendant uses or carries a firearm equipped with a silencer or muffler, and permits active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed silencer.

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

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

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SB1108

Title: Keep Americans Safe Act

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to an LCAFD, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer. The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD. Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification and the date of manufacture. Additionally, the bill allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender an LCAFD under a buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: April 14, 2021

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SB1131

Title: HEAR Act Help Empower Americans to Respond Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a firearm silencer or firearm muffler. The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with respect to a firearm silencer or firearm muffler, including the following: importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession related to certain law enforcement efforts, or authorized tests or experiments; and importation, sale, transfer, or possession related to securing nuclear materials. In addition, the bill requires the Department of Justice to establish and implement a buy-back program to purchase firearm silencers and firearm mufflers. States and local governments may use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender firearm silencers and firearm mufflers under this buy-back program.

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

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB1155

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: Makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background checks, limit handgun purchases, and extend firearms-related restrictions to new categories of persons. The bill also establishes a grant program to support the implementation of extreme risk protection order laws. Among its provisions, the bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals); generally prohibits an unlicensed person from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period; establishes a grant program to help states and Indian tribes implement extreme risk protection order laws (i.e., red flag laws); generally requires gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement within 48 hours of discovery; makes it unlawful to recklessly leave a loaded and unsecured firearm in a manner that endangers a minor who is under 14 years of age; and extends firearms-related restrictions on the receipt, possession, shipment, or transportation of firearms and ammunition to persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking and persons who are subject to an extreme risk protection order.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB1237

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

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

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

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SB1261

Title: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

Description: Requires the national instant criminal background check system to automatically notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and relevant state and local law enforcement agencies when the system indicates that a prospective firearm transferee is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

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

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

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SB1338

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

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

Last Action Date: April 22, 2021

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SB1373

Title: SAME Act Second Amendment Mandates Equality Act

Description: Reduces the minimum age—from 21 years to 18 years—at which an individual may obtain a handgun from a federally licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector.

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

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

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SB1522

Title: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021

Description: Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2021 allows 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. A qualified individual must (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid state-issued concealed carry permit, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence.

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

Last Action Date: April 29, 2021

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SB1558

Title: Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, and receipt of ghost guns (i.e., guns without serial numbers). Additionally, the bill revises the federal statutory framework regulating the manufacture, possession, sale, import, shipment, delivery, receipt, and transfer of undetectable firearms. Among the revisions, the bill defines undetectable firearm as a firearm without a major component wholly made of detectable material.

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

Last Action Date: May 11, 2021

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SB1586

Title: Restoring the Armed Career Criminal Act

Description: Modifies the prior convictions that trigger a 15-year enhanced mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who commits a firearms offense after three or more such prior convictions.

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

Last Action Date: May 12, 2021

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SB1610

Title: LEOSA Reform Act

Description: Broadens the authority for certain law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, the bill allows qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms and ammunition (including magazines) in school zones; in national parks; on state, local, or private property that is open to the public; and in certain federal facilities that are open to the public. Further, the bill permits states to reduce the frequency with which retired law enforcement officers must meet certain qualification standards.

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

Last Action Date: May 13, 2021

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SB1775

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021

Description: A bill to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 62.

Last Action Date: May 24, 2021

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SB1801

Title: Crime Gun Tracing Modernization Act of 2021

Description: Requires the National Tracing Center within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to establish and maintain an electronic, searchable database of records related to certain firearms transactions.

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

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB1825

Title: Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021

Description: Safe Gun Storage Act of 2021requires safety standards for firearm locks and safes. Under such standards, firearm locks must be reasonably designed to (1) prevent the firearm from discharging while the lock is activated, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the firearm. Further, firearm safes must be reasonably designed to (1) secure firearms, and (2) prevent unauthorized access to the safe through physical manipulation or damage.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2021

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SB1916

Title: Protecting the Right To Keep and Bear Arms Act of 2021

Description: Prohibits (1) the President or the Department of Health and Human Services from declaring emergencies or disasters for the purpose of imposing gun control; and (2) a federal officer or employee, or person operating under color of federal law, from banning the manufacture, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition while acting in support of relief from a major disaster or emergency.

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

Last Action Date: May 27, 2021

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SB1920

Title: ATF Accountability Act of 2021

Description: Establishes a federal statutory process for licensed gun dealers, importers, or manufacturers to appeal a ruling or determination by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

Last Action Date: May 27, 2021

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SB2050

Title: Hearing Protection Act

Description: 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. The Department of Justice must destroy certain records relating to the registration, transfer, or making of a silencer. The bill also revises the definitions of firearm silencer and firearm muffler under the federal criminal code and includes such items in the 10% excise tax category.

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

Last Action Date: June 15, 2021

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SB2090

Title: Disarm Hate Act

Description: The bill expands the categories of persons who are prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Specifically, it prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and receipt, possession, shipment, or transport by a person (1) who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or (2) who has received an enhanced hate crime misdemeanor sentence.

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

Last Action Date: June 16, 2021

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SB2169

Title: Lori Jackson-Nicolette Elias Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

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 requirements, 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. Finally, the bill authorizes grants for state, local, and tribal governments to remove firearms and take other steps after a domestic violence court order is issued.

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

Last Action Date: June 22, 2021

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SB2250

Title: A bill to extend concealed carry rights to Federal judges and prosecutors.

Description: Allows federal prosecutors and judges (including magistrate judges) who meet certain criteria to carry concealed firearms across state lines. The bill authorizes the Attorney General or any U.S. Attorney to file a civil action against any state government, agency, or employee for actions or practices that impede qualified law enforcement officers, including federal prosecutors and judges, from carrying a concealed firearm across state lines.

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

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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SB2260

Title: A bill to increase the maximum penalties for assaulting Federal officers by 50 percent.

Description: Increases the statutory maximum penalties for the following criminal offenses: assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain federal officers or employees using a deadly or dangerous weapon or by inflicting bodily injury; assaulting a family member of certain federal officials to retaliate against or to impede, intimidate, or interfere with the federal official; and assaulting certain former federal officials or their family members to retaliate against the former federal official.

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

Last Action Date: June 24, 2021

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SB2319

Title: 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2021

Description: Makes it unlawful to intentionally publish digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2320

Title: Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act of 2021

Description: Modifies the requirements and penalties applicable to an individual who engages in the business of dealing, importing, or manufacturing firearms (i.e., a federal firearms licensee, or FFL). Among other things, the bill does the following: increases the allowable number of annual compliance inspections; authorizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to hire at least 80 additional personnel to conduct additional inspections; increases the maximum prison term for an FFL or licensed collector who knowingly makes a false statement or representation in required firearms records; allows the ATF to require an FFL to conduct physical inventories if the FFL unlawfully transfers a firearm or if 10 or more crime guns are traced back to the FFL; allows the ATF to deny an application for a federal firearms license if it would endanger public safety or if the applicant is unlikely to comply with the law; and modifies the liability standard for an FFL who fails to comply with laws or regulations.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2325

Title: MASS Act Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2021

Description: Authorizes grants for states to implement or maintain firearms and firearms dealer licensing requirements. A state's requirements must incorporate certain elements, including the following: an individual must have a firearms license at the time of acquiring, and during the entire period of possessing, a firearm or ammunition; and an individual who sells, rents, or leases a minimum number of firearms, or sells ammunition, must obtain a firearms dealer license.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2021

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SB2449

Title: Federal Firearms Licensee Protection Act of 2021

Description: Modifies criminal penalties for an offense involving the theft of a firearm from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, or from their business premises. Specifically, the bill does the following: increases from 10 to 20 years the maximum prison term, and creates a 3- or 5-year mandatory minimum prison term for an offense that occurs during the commission of a burglary or robbery. An attempt to commit an offense is subject to the same penalties as a substantive offense.

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

Last Action Date: July 22, 2021

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SB2725

Title: Accountability for Online Firearms Marketplaces Act of 2021

Description: Removes the federal liability protection that a provider of an interactive computer service (e.g., a social media company) receives for content provided by third parties if the provider operates an online firearms marketplace. Online firearms marketplace refers to an interactive computer service that (1) facilitates firearm-related transactions, (2) advertises or otherwise makes available proposals for transferring firearms, or (3) makes digital instructions for programming a three-dimensional printer to make a firearm.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: September 13, 2021

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SB2908

Title: SECURE Firearm Storage Act Safety Enhancements for Communities Using Reasonable and Effective Firearm Storage Act

Description: Establishes security requirements for the business premises of a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer. Specifically, when the premises are closed for business, an importer, manufacturer, or dealer must secure the firearms inventory and securely store paper business records. A violator is subject to penalties—a civil fine, suspension or revocation of a license, or both a civil fine and suspension or revocation of a license.

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

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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SB2928

Title: Election Worker and Polling Place Protection Act

Description: Expands criminal civil rights offenses involving interference with federally protected activities. Current law prohibits the use of force or threat of force to injure, intimidate, or interfere with an individual because of that individual's participation in certain enumerated federally protected activities (e.g., voting or jury duty). broadens the scope of prohibited conduct to include violence or threat of harm to any person or property to injure, intimidate, or interfere with an individual because of that individual's participation in a federally protected activity. Additionally, with respect to voting activities, the bill extends protection to an individual who participates in an election as an agent, contractor, or vendor. Current law already protects an individual who participates as a candidate, voter, poll watcher, or election official. Finally, the bill establishes new offenses involving physical damage to or threats to physically damage a polling place, tabulation center, or other election infrastructure.

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

Last Action Date: October 4, 2021

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SB2938

Title: Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2022 Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022

Description: This act makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background check requirements, broaden the scope of existing restrictions, and establish new criminal offenses. The act also reauthorizes, funds, and supports various programs, grants, and activities to promote access to behavioral and mental health services, enhance school safety and security initiatives, and address gun violence in communities. (Sec. 1) This section designates the federal building and U.S. courthouse located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building. (Sec. 2) This section designates the U.S. Postal Service facility located at 120 4th Street in Petaluma, California, as the Lynn C. Woolsey Post Office Building. DIVISION A--MENTAL HEALTH AND FIREARMS PROVISIONS TITLE I--CHILDREN AND FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES This title reauthorizes, funds, and supports programs, grants, and activities that provide access to mental and behavioral health. (Sec. 11001) This section extends through September 30, 2025, the Medicaid demonstration program for certified community behavioral health clinics. It also expands the program by increasing the number of states that may participate and increasing the length of the demonstration programs. It provides funding for planning grants, technical assistance, and the demonstration programs. (Sec. 11002) This section requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide technical assistance and issue guidance to states on ways to improve access to telehealth under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). (Sec. 11003) This section requires and provides funding for the CMS to (1) issue guidance to support the delivery of medical assistance to Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries in school-based settings; and (2) establish a technical assistance center to expand the capacity of state Medicaid agencies, local educational agencies, and school-based entities to provide assistance under Medicaid. This section also authorizes grants for states to implement, enhance, or expand non-health related services through school-based entities under Medicaid and CHIP. (Sec. 11004) This section requires and provides funding for the CMS to regularly review and report on states' implementation of federal requirements to provide early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for children enrolled in Medicaid. The review must address the provision of the services by managed care plans. Additionally, this section requires the Government Accountability Office to evaluate and report on state compliance with the requirements to provide early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services for children enrolled in Medicaid. (Sec. 11005) This section reauthorizes through FY2027 pediatric mental health care access grants and allows grants to be used to provide information, support, training, and technical assistance to emergency departments, educational agencies, and schools. TITLE II--FIREARMS This title makes various changes to federal firearms laws, including to expand background check requirements for persons who are under 21 years of age, to establish new criminal offenses for straw purchasing of firearms and trafficking in firearms, and to extend federal firearms-related restrictions to individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors against dating partners. (Sec. 12001) This section establishes additional requirements for firearms-related background checks through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) for prospective purchasers who are 18 to 21 years of age. Specifically, if a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a gun dealer) contacts the NICS to initiate a firearms-related background check on a person who is 18 to 21 years of age, then this section requires the NICS to contact additional record systems—state criminal history or juvenile justice repositories, state custodians of mental health records, and local law enforcement agencies—for possibly disqualifying juvenile records. Current law already requires the NICS to query national data systems for disqualifying records of an individual who is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. Additionally, if cause exists to further investigate a possibly disqualifying juvenile record of a person who is 18 to 21 years of age, then this section allows a firearm transfer to be delayed for up to 10 business days. The requirement for the NICS to contact additional record systems expires in 10 years. (Sec. 12002) This section revises the definition of engaged in the business as applicable to a firearms dealer who is required to be federally licensed. Specifically, it provides that a person who sells firearms to predominantly earn a profit (currently, who sells firearms with the principal objective of livelihood and profit) is engaged in the business of dealing in firearms and is therefore required to be federally licensed. (Sec. 12003) This section allows grants under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to be used to implement state crisis intervention programs or initiatives, including mental health courts, drug courts, veterans' courts, and extreme risk protection order programs (i.e., red flag laws). (Sec. 12004) This section establishes a federal statutory framework to prohibit straw purchasing of firearms, trafficking in firearms, and related conduct. A violator is subject to criminal and civil penalties, including the seizure and forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition involved in the offense, property constituting or derived from proceeds from the offense, and property used to commit or facilitate the offense. The section authorizes law enforcement to investigate straw purchasing and trafficking in firearms offenses using wiretaps (i.e., authorized interceptions of wire, electronic, or oral communications) and makes the offenses predicate offenses (i.e., underlying offenses) for prosecutions under the federal money laundering statute and the federal racketeering statute. (Sec. 12005) This section extends federal firearms-related restrictions to individuals who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence against an individual in a current or recent former dating relationship. Currently, the restrictions generally only apply to individuals who are convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor against a co-parent of a child, a current or former spouse, a current or former cohabitant as a spouse, or a person similarly situated to a spouse. The term dating relationship means a continuing relationship of a serious or intimate nature, as determined based on the length of the relationship, the nature of the relationship, and the frequency and type of interaction between the individuals involved in the relationship. This section specifies that for individuals who are convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence against a dating partner, the federal firearms-related restrictions apply only to convictions on or after the date of enactment and expire five years after the conviction date if certain conditions are met. TITLE III--OTHER MATTERS Subtitle A--Extension of Moratorium (Sec. 13101) This section delays for one year the implementation of regulations relating to the treatment of certain Medicare prescription drug benefit rebates from drug manufacturers for purposes of federal anti-kickback laws. Subtitle B--Medicare Improvement Fund (Sec. 13201) This section appropriates funds for the Medicare Improvement Fund in FY2022. Subtitle C--Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2022 Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2022 (Sec. 13302) This section provides statutory authority for the federal clearinghouse of school safety resources. The clearinghouse identifies and publishes best practices and recommendations for school safety for use by state and local educational and law enforcement agencies, institutions of higher education, health professionals, and the public. (Sec. 13303) This section requires the Department of Health and Human Services and the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Education to notify their state and local counterparts and other partners about the clearinghouse. (Sec. 13304) This section requires the clearinghouse or the external advisory board to review and report on federal grant programs that could be used to implement best practices and recommendations. This section also requires the clearinghouse to identify state agencies, state grant programs, and other resources that may be used to implement best practices and recommendations. Subtitle D--Amendment on ESEA Funding (Sec. 13401) This section prohibits the use of elementary and secondary education funds to provide any person with a dangerous weapon or training in the use of a dangerous weapon. DIVISION B--APPROPRIATIONS Bipartisan Safer Communities Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 This division provides FY2022 supplemental appropriations to various federal departments and agencies for programs and activities to support behavioral and mental health. The supplemental appropriations are designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits. Specifically, this division provides appropriations to agencies and programs within the Department of Justice for additional resource needs of the NICS, JAG grants for states to implement crisis intervention programs or initiatives, grants for states to upgrade criminal and mental health records for the NICS, a community violence intervention and prevention initiative, and grants to improve school security. Additionally, the division provides appropriations for agencies and programs within the Department of Health and Human Services for block grants for community mental health services; the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, which provides early intervention services and treatments with a focus on high-risk or medically underserved populations that experience violence-related stress; activities and services under Project Aware, which promotes access to mental health services among school-aged youth and their families; mental health awareness training; the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; grants to provide mental and behavioral health care training to providers who serve pediatric and other vulnerable populations; grants to promote access to pediatric mental health care services in primary care settings; and grants for states to implement, enhance, or expand non-health related services through school-based entities under Medicaid and CHIP. The division provides appropriations for agencies and programs within the Department of Education for activities to support safe and healthy students, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, grants for school-based mental health services, and demonstration grants for school-based mental health services professionals. Finally, the act exempts the budgetary effects of each division of the act from (1) the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO), (2) the Senate PAYGO rule, and (3) certain budget scorekeeping rules.

Last Action: Became Public Law No: 117-159.

Last Action Date: June 25, 2022

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SB2948

Title: Recreational Lands Self Defense Act

Description: Requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow an individual to possess a firearm in any area open to the public (other than a federal facility) at a Corps water resources development project as long as the individual's possession of the firearm is in compliance with the law of the state in which the project is located.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Last Action Date: October 6, 2021

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SB2954

Title: Fair Adjudications for Immigrants Act

Description: Narrows the scope of certain crime-based grounds for barring or removing an alien from the United States. (Generally, a conviction for certain crimes, such as a crime that carries a term of incarceration of a certain length, may constitute grounds for denying an individual certain immigration benefits.) The bill redefines the term conviction to exclude convictions that have been dismissed, expunged, deferred, annulled, invalidated, withheld, vacated, or pardoned. The term must also exclude adjudications where a court issued a recommendation against removal, an order of probation without entry of judgment, or a similar disposition. In addition, any reference to a term of imprisonment or sentence must, unless otherwise provided (1) only consider the period of incarceration ordered by a court, and (2) exclude any suspended portion of a sentence. Currently, for immigration purposes, a term of incarceration includes any part of the sentence that was suspended. These provisions pertaining to the definition of conviction and terms of imprisonment shall apply to convictions and judgments entered either before or after this bill's enactment. Furthermore, certain crime-based grounds for barring or removing an alien shall not apply if the sentencing court issues a recommendation that the alien not be removed on the basis of the conviction.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S7001)

Last Action Date: October 7, 2021

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SB3117

Title: Gun Violence Prevention Through Financial Intelligence Act

Description: Directs the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to collect information from financial institutions and develop an advisory regarding the reporting of suspicious transactions related to gun violence. Specifically, FinCEN must gather information and develop an advisory related to (1) the procurement of firearms and firearm accessories for the purpose of carrying out lone-wolf acts of terror, and (2) how the U.S. firearms market facilitates gun violence.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Last Action Date: October 28, 2021

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SB3142

Title: Election Worker and Polling Place Protection Act

Description: Addresses certain protections for election workers and polling places. In particular, the bill prohibits, with enhanced penalties for certain types of threats and harms (1) intimidation of poll watchers, election officials, and election agents, vendors, and contractors involving violence or threats of harm; and (2) physical damage to or threats to physically damage a polling place, tabulation center, or other election infrastructure.

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

Last Action Date: November 2, 2021

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SB3387

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2021

Description: Modifies procedures for conducting firearms-related background checks through the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, the bill requires the NICS to retain records related to a firearms-related background check for as long as necessary to determine whether an individual is eligible to receive a firearm. Additionally, the bill requires the NICS to query additional databases for relevant information, including the National Data Exchange, the Interstate Identification Index System, and the National Crime Information Center databases.

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

Last Action Date: December 14, 2021

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SB3663

Title: Kids Online Safety Act

Description: Sets out requirements for covered platforms (i.e., applications or services that connect to the internet and are likely to be used by minors) to protect minors from online harms. A covered platform must act in the best interest of a minor using its application or service. This includes a duty to prevent and mitigate heightened risks of harms that may arise from using the platform (e.g., sexual exploitation). Covered platforms must provide (1) a minor (or a parent) with certain safeguards, such as settings that restrict access to a minor's personal data; and (2) parents with tools to supervise the minor's use of a platform, such as control of privacy and account settings. A covered platform must also disclose specified information, including how, with respect to minors, the platform uses algorithms or targeted advertising. Further, a covered platform must (1) allow minors and parents to report certain harms, (2) refrain from facilitating advertising of products or services that are illegal to sell to minors, and (3) annually report on foreseeable risks of harm to minors posed by use of the platform. The bill provides for enforcement through the Federal Trade Commission and states. In addition, the bill establishes a program to facilitate relevant public interest research and a council to advise on the bill's implementation. It also requires guidelines for market and product research focused on minors and an evaluation of options for age verification at the device or operating system level.

Last Action: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

Last Action Date: July 27, 2022

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SB3776

Title: Stopping the Fraudulent Sales of Firearms Act

Description: Makes it unlawful to import, manufacture, or sell a firearm or ammunition by fraudulent means (e.g., false representations). Further, it makes it unlawful to transmit a wire, radio, or television communication in interstate or foreign commerce related to such a fraudulent importation, manufacture, or sale. A violator is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, a prison term of up to five years, or both.

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

Last Action Date: March 8, 2022

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SB4003

Title: Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022

Description: Directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop scenario-based training curricula (or identify existing curricula) that includes topics such as alternatives to the use of force, de-escalation tactics, and safely responding to an individual experiencing a mental, behavioral health, or suicidal crisis. The bill also directs DOJ to make grants to states for costs associated with providing the training to law enforcement officers or mental health professionals.

Last Action: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 247 - 160, 1 Present (Roll no. 486).

Last Action Date: November 29, 2022

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SB4019

Title: Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

Description: A bill to protect airline crew members, security screening personnel, and passengers by banning abusive passengers from commercial aircraft flights, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S2042-2043)

Last Action Date: April 6, 2022

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SB4029

Title: Traveler's Gun Rights Act

Description: A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to define "State of residence" and "resident", and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: April 7, 2022

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SB4069

Title: Pistol Brace Protection Act

Description: A bill to amend the National Firearms Act to provide an exception for stabilizing braces, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: April 7, 2022

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SB4149

Title: Preventing Pretrial Gun Purchases Act

Description: A bill to ensure that the background check system used for firearms purchases denies a firearm to a person prohibited from possessing a firearm by a lawful court order governing the pretrial release of the person.

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

Last Action Date: May 5, 2022

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SB4157

Title: LEAD Act of 2022 Lead Endangers Animals Daily Act of 2022

Description: Directs the Department of the Interior to promulgate final regulations prohibiting the discharge of a firearm using ammunition other than nonlead ammunition included on the list established pursuant to this bill on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Interior shall establish and annually update a list of nonlead ammunition. The prohibition shall not apply to (1) a government official or agent who is carrying out a statutory duty unrelated to the management of wildlife; (2) a state, local, tribal, or federal law enforcement officer, or the agent of such an officer, who is carrying out a statutory duty; or (3) an active member of the U.S. military who is carrying out official duties. The regulations promulgated pursuant to this bill shall provide that any person that knowingly violates the prohibition may be assessed a civil penalty by Interior of (1) no more than $500 for the first violation, and (2) no less than $1,000 or more than $5,000 for each subsequent violation.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: May 5, 2022

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SB4162

Title: School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act

Description: Requires the Department of Education (ED) to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. The report must collect specified information, including the number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide and the number of those that were mass shootings; the number of people killed or injured in each school shooting; the age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each victim; the motivation of the shooter; how the shooting was stopped; the number and type of firearms and ammunition used in each shooting; and the response time of law enforcement. ED must direct the National Center for Education Statistics to collect and publish specified data on school shootings. The center must collect information on the existence or absence of specified measures at the time of the shooting, including physical and other types of security measures, a communication plan with local law enforcement, a response plan that includes coordination with local agencies, and an active shooter response plan.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: May 9, 2022

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SB4182

Title: Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

Description: A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: May 11, 2022

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SB4184

Title: Blair Holt Firearm Owner Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2022

Description: Establishes new requirements and restrictions with respect to the sale, transfer, and possession of firearms. Among the requirements, the bill generally requires owners of certain firearms—handguns and semiautomatic rifles capable of accepting a detachable ammunition feeding device—to obtain a license, and establishes background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties.

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

Last Action Date: May 11, 2022

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SB4238

Title: Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act of 2022

Description: A bill to prevent gun trafficking.

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

Last Action Date: May 17, 2022

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SB4263

Title: Federal Firearm Licensing Act

Description: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require licenses to acquire or receive firearms, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: May 19, 2022

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SB4278

Title: Age 21 Act

Description: Raises the minimum age to purchase a large capacity ammunition feeding device or semiautomatic assault weapon from 18 to 21 years of age.

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

Last Action Date: May 19, 2022

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SB4367

Title: Protecting our Servicemembers through Proven Methods Act of 2022

Description: A bill to improve certain sexual assault and domestic violence prevention policies.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (text: CR S2895)

Last Action Date: June 9, 2022

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SB4428

Title: United States-Taiwan Public Health Protection Act Taiwan Fellowship Act South China Sea and East China Sea Sanctions Act of 2022

Description: A bill to support the security of Taiwan and its right of self-determination, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 488.

Last Action Date: September 15, 2022

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SB4435

Title: FIND Act Firearm Industry Non-Discrimination Act

Description: Prohibits the federal government from entering into contracts with an entity that discriminates against firearm trade associations or businesses that deal in firearms, ammunition, or related products. Specifically, the bill requires a federal agency to include in each contract for the procurement of goods or services awarded by the agency a clause requiring the prime contractor to certify that it (1) has no policy, practice, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association; and (2) will not adopt a policy, practice, guidance, or directive that discriminates against a firearm entity or firearm trade association during the term of the contract. The bill establishes (1) a similar requirement with respect to subcontracts, and (2) penalties for violations. The bill makes such prohibition inapplicable to a contract for the procurement of goods or services that is a sole-source contract.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: June 21, 2022

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SB4462

Title: RESPONSE Act of 2022 Reaching Every Survivor with Police and On-site Nonprofit Services Evaluations Act of 2022

Description: A bill to establish a pilot program within the Office on Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice relating to advocacy for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: June 23, 2022

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SB4501

Title: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Description: Establishes a federal statutory framework to regulate the carry or possession of concealed firearms across state lines. Specifically, an individual who is eligible to carry a concealed firearm in one state may carry or possess a concealed handgun (other than a machine gun or destructive device) in another state that allows its residents to carry concealed firearms. It sets forth requirements for the lawful concealed carry across state lines. The bill preempts most state and local laws related to concealed carry and establishes a private right of action for a person adversely affected by interference with a concealed-carry right established by this bill.

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

Last Action Date: July 11, 2022

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SB4526

Title: Protecting Immigrant Gold Star and Military Families Act

Description: Limits the deportability of certain relatives of current and former members of the Armed Forces. Certain grounds of deportability shall not apply to a qualifying non-U.S. national (alien under federal law) who is (1) the spouse, widow or widower, parent, child, or sibling of a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran; or (2) eligible for a Gold Star lapel button (for certain immediate relatives of a member of the Armed Forces who died while serving). A qualifying non-U.S. national is one who (1) has not have been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three misdemeanors; and (2) is not a threat to national security or public safety.

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

Last Action Date: July 13, 2022

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SB4543

Title: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

Description: Authorizes Department of Defense (DOD) activities for FY2023 and addresses other issues. For example, the bill authorizes the procurement of various items, including Ship-to-Shore Connector craft and replenishment oiler ships; limits or prohibits the retirement or reduction of certain weapons systems, including intercontinental ballistic missiles and certain aircraft; reduces inventory requirements for certain air refueling aircraft; requires the Government Accountability Office to assess the efforts to modernize the propulsion systems of the F-35 aircraft; requires DOD to conduct a pilot program on the use of sustainable aviation fuel; prescribes end strengths for the branches of the Armed Forces; expands Selective Service registration requirements, which currently apply only to qualifying male citizens, to cover all qualifying citizens; prohibits inducting any person into the Armed Forces under certain authorities without an act of Congress; requires the Army to establish sex-neutral fitness standards for combat military occupational specialties that are higher than those for noncombat specialties; requires DOD to reissue and update certain instructions relating to the confidentiality of servicemembers receiving mental health care; establishes regional centers of excellence for providing military specialty care; requires DOD to develop and issue implementing guidance for risk management for DOD pharmaceutical materiel supply chains; extends the authorities for certain activities in Iraq and Syria, including assistance to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria; and prohibits using funds authorized by this bill for DOD participation in Saudi Arabia's offensive operations against the Houthis in Yemen unless specifically authorized by statute.

Last Action: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 445.

Last Action Date: July 18, 2022

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SB4551

Title: ISA Student Protection Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide a consumer protection framework necessary to support the growth of accessible, affordable, and accountable financing options for postsecondary education, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 19, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4582

Title: AIM Act of 2022 ATF Improvement and Modernization Act of 2022

Description: A bill to remove obstacles to the ability of law enforcement officers to enforce gun safety laws, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: July 21, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4606

Title: Preventing Illegal Weapons Trafficking Act of 2022

Description: A bill to address the importation and proliferation of firearm modification devices.

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

Last Action Date: July 25, 2022

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SB4624

Title: Officer Ella Grace French Task Force Support Act of 2022

Description: Allows funds under the Project Safe Neighborhoods Block Grant Program to be used to support task forces that coordinate federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local efforts to investigate and disrupt illegal firearms trafficking and straw purchasing.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S3697)

Last Action Date: July 26, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB4776

Title: SAVES Act Security to Avoid Violence in Educational Settings Act

Description: A bill to transfer funds for Energy Efficiency Improvements and Renewable Energy Improvements at Public School Facilities to the Attorney General to award grants to States to promote safety and security in schools.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: August 4, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4812

Title: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act

Description: Imposes restrictions on the transfer of business inventory firearms by a firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer whose license is revoked or denied. An individual who violates the restrictions is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, prison term of up to one year (or five years if the violation was willful), or both.

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

Last Action Date: September 8, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB4845

Title: Securing Our Schools Act of 2022

Description: A bill to provide for safe schools and safe communities.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: September 14, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB4940

Title: Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2022

Description: A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Last Action Date: September 22, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB4977

Title: Vote Without Fear Act

Description: Establishes new federal criminal offenses for possessing a firearm or causing a firearm to be present in or within 100 yards of a federal election site.

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

Last Action Date: September 28, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB4986

Title: SHORT Act Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today Act

Description: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and certain other weapons from the definition of firearms for purposes of the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 28, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB5034

Title: A bill to authorize additional appropriations to increase the production of munitions and ammunition to deter Russian and Chinese aggression, and for other purposes.

Description: A bill to authorize additional appropriations to increase the production of munitions and ammunition to deter Russian and Chinese aggression, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB5036

Title: A bill to require the sale of ammunition stockpiled by the Internal Revenue Service.

Description: Requires the General Services Administration to sell to the public any ammunition purchased or stockpiled by or for the use of the Internal Revenue Service.

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

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB5038

Title: Solitary Confinement Reform Act

Description: A bill to reform the use of solitary confinement and other forms of restrictive housing in the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S5549-5553; Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S5548-5553)

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB5047

Title: Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Description: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to combat campus sexual assault, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB5054

Title: Honest Ads Act

Description: A bill to enhance transparency and accountability for online political advertisements by requiring those who purchase and publish such ads to disclose information about the advertisements to the public, and for other purposes.

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

Last Action Date: September 29, 2022

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SB5082

Title: Sanction Xi Jinping for Xinjiang Atrocities Act

Description: A bill to impose sanctions with respect to General Secretary Xi Jinping and other senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party complicit in the perpetration of genocide and other crimes against humanity against Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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

Last Action Date: November 14, 2022

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SB5084

Title: Arrest Murderers not Ministers Act

Description: A bill to reprioritize Federal law enforcement funds from prosecuting nonviolent pro-life demonstrators to prosecuting violent offenders and drug traffickers.

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

Last Action Date: November 14, 2022

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