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Introduced in House (03/03/2015)

Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015

Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to reauthorize for FY2016-FY2019 the grant program for improvements to the criminal history record system.

Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: (1) establish a four-year implementation plan to ensure maximum coordination and automation of reporting of records or making records available to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; (2) direct the Attorney General to make grants to states, Indian tribal governments, and state court systems to improve the automation and transmittal of mental health records and criminal history dispositions; (3) provide for withholding grant funds from states that have not implemented a relief from disabilities program and the reallocation of such funds to states that are in compliance; (4) make federal court information available for inclusion in the System; and (5) allow the submission to the System of mental health records that would otherwise be protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Provides that nothing in this Act shall be construed to: (1) expand the enforcement authority or jurisdiction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; (2) allow the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a federal firearms registry; or (3) extend background check requirements to transfers of firearms other than those made at gun shows or over the Internet, or to temporary transfers for purposes including lawful hunting or sporting, or to temporary possession of a firearm for purposes of examination or evaluation by a prospective transferee.

National Commission on Mass Violence Act of 2015

Establishes the National Commission on Mass Violence to study the availability and nature of firearms, including the means of acquiring firearms, issues relating to mental health, and the impacts of the availability and nature of firearms on incidents of mass violence or in preventing mass violence. Requires the Commission to conduct a comprehensive factual study of incidents of mass violence, including incidents not involving firearms, to determine the root causes of such mass violence.

Actions Overview (1)

03/03/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

03/31/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: House Judiciary
03/19/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
03/03/2015 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
03/03/2015 Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
03/03/2015 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/03/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (3)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill:
  • National Commission on Mass Violence Act of 2015

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To protect Second Amendment rights, ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and provide a responsible and consistent background check process.

Subjects (32)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advisory bodies
  • Census and government statistics
  • Child health
  • Child safety and welfare
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Domestic violence and child abuse
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health information and medical records
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Internet and video services
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Mental health
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers
  • Retail and wholesale trades
  • School administration
  • State and local government operations
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • User charges and fees
  • Veterans' medical care
  • Violent crime

Cosponsors (188)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 03/03/2015
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 07/28/2015
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 07/28/2015
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 10/06/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 10/06/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] 10/06/2015
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 10/06/2015
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large] 10/06/2015
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 10/06/2015
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 10/06/2015
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 10/06/2015
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 10/06/2015
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 10/06/2015
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 10/06/2015
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 10/06/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 10/06/2015
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 10/06/2015
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 10/06/2015
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 10/06/2015
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 10/06/2015
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 10/06/2015
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 10/06/2015
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 10/06/2015
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 10/06/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 10/06/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 10/06/2015
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 10/06/2015
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 10/06/2015
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 10/06/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 10/06/2015
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 10/06/2015
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-12] 10/06/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 10/06/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 10/06/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 10/06/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 10/06/2015
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 10/06/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 10/06/2015
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 10/06/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 10/06/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 10/06/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 10/06/2015
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 10/06/2015
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 10/06/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 10/06/2015
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 10/06/2015
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/06/2015
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 10/06/2015
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 10/06/2015
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 10/06/2015
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 10/06/2015
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 10/06/2015
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-34] 10/06/2015
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 10/06/2015
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 10/07/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 10/07/2015
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] 10/07/2015
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 10/07/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 10/07/2015
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 10/07/2015
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 10/07/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 10/07/2015
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 10/07/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 10/07/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 10/07/2015
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 10/07/2015
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 10/07/2015
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 10/07/2015
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 10/07/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 10/07/2015
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 10/07/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 10/07/2015
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 10/07/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 10/07/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/07/2015
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 10/07/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 10/07/2015
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] 10/07/2015
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 10/07/2015
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 10/07/2015
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 10/07/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 10/07/2015
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 10/07/2015
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 10/07/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 10/07/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 10/07/2015
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 10/07/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 10/07/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 10/07/2015
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 10/07/2015
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 10/08/2015
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 10/08/2015
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 10/08/2015
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 10/08/2015
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 10/08/2015
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 10/08/2015
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 10/08/2015
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 10/08/2015
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11] 10/08/2015
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 10/08/2015
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 10/08/2015
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 10/08/2015
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 10/08/2015
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 10/08/2015
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 10/08/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 10/08/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 10/08/2015
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 10/08/2015
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 10/08/2015
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 10/08/2015
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 10/08/2015
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 10/08/2015
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 10/08/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 10/08/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 10/08/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 10/08/2015
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 10/08/2015
Rep. Takai, Mark [D-HI-1] 10/08/2015
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 10/08/2015
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 10/08/2015
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5] 10/08/2015
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 10/08/2015
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 10/08/2015
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 10/08/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 10/08/2015
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 10/08/2015
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 10/08/2015
Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] 10/08/2015
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 10/08/2015
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 10/08/2015
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 10/08/2015
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 10/08/2015
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 10/09/2015
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 10/09/2015
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 10/09/2015
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 10/09/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 10/09/2015
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 10/09/2015
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large] 10/09/2015
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 10/22/2015
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 11/05/2015
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 12/11/2015
Rep. Graham, Gwen [D-FL-2] 06/15/2016
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 07/07/2016
Rep. Jolly, David [R-FL-13] 09/15/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/03/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations03/31/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs03/03/2015 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs03/19/2015 Referred to

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