S.1520 - Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 06/04/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1520 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/04/2015)
Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2015
This bill amends the federal criminal code to:
- state that the term "intimate partner" includes a dating partner and any other person subject to a protection order under state domestic or family violence law; and
- expand the term "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include the use or attempted use of physical force, or the threatened use of a deadly weapon, by a current or former intimate partner.
The bill makes it a crime to knowingly sell or dispose of a firearm to a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of stalking. It also makes it a crime for such convicted stalker to receive or possess a firearm.