Text: H.R.1478 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/09/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1478


To repeal the provision that in practice prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from sponsoring research on gun violence in fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 9, 2017

Mrs. Murphy of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To repeal the provision that in practice prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from sponsoring research on gun violence in fiscal year 2017, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Gun Violence Research Act”.

SEC. 2. Sense of Congress.

It is the sense of Congress that no limitations should be imposed on the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to sponsor evidence-based intramural and extramural research that examines the causes of gun violence and identifies methods to reduce gun-related fatalities and injuries, consistent with the Second Amendment to the Constitution and other constitutional protections.

SEC. 3. Repeal of funding limitation.

Effective on the date of enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114–113), title II of division H of such Act (relating to the Department of Health and Human Services) is amended by striking section 210 (prohibiting the availability of funds to advocate or promote gun control).