Text: H.R.2909 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/15/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2909


To require reciprocity between the District of Columbia and other States and jurisdictions with respect to the ability of individuals to carry certain concealed firearms, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2017

Mr. Massie (for himself, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Perry, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Gosar, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Amash, Mr. Rothfus, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Mooney of West Virginia, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Budd, Mr. Buck, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Blum, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Weber of Texas, and Mr. Allen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To require reciprocity between the District of Columbia and other States and jurisdictions with respect to the ability of individuals to carry certain concealed firearms, 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 “DC Personal Protection Reciprocity Act”.

SEC. 2. Requiring reciprocity between District of Columbia and other jurisdictions with respect to carrying certain concealed firearms.

(a) Permitting nonresidents with valid concealed carry licenses from other jurisdictions To carry concealed pistols in District of Columbia.—Section 5 of the Act of July 8, 1932 (sec. 22–4505, D.C. Official Code), is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection:

“(c) The provisions of section 4(a) with respect to pistols shall not apply to an individual who—

“(1) is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm (as defined in section 921(a)(3) of title 18, United States Code);

“(2) is carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of a State and which permits the individual to carry a concealed firearm (as so defined); and

“(3) is carrying a valid identification document containing a photograph of the individual.”.

(b) Issuance of licenses by District of Columbia to nonresidents.—

(1) ISSUANCE OF LICENSE TO NONRESIDENTS HOLDING VALID LICENSES FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS.—Section 6(a) of such Act (sec. 22–4506, D.C. Official Code) is amended—

(A) by striking “The Chief” and inserting “(1) The Chief”;

(B) by striking “or of a person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the United States and a license to carry a pistol concealed upon his or her person issued by the lawful authorities of any State or subdivision of the United States,”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(2) The Chief shall, upon the application of a person having a bona fide residence or place of business within the United States and a license to carry a pistol concealed upon his or her person issued by the lawful authorities of any State or subdivision of the United States, issue a license to such person to carry a pistol concealed upon his or her person within the District of Columbia for not more than 2 years from the date of issue.”.

(2) ISSUANCE OF LICENSE TO NONRESIDENTS FROM STATES PERMITTING CONCEALED CARRY WITHOUT LICENSE.—Section 6(b) of such Act (sec. 22–4506(b), D.C. Official Code) is amended by striking “; provided,” and all that follows and inserting a period.

(c) Reciprocity agreements with other States for District of Columbia residents holding valid District of Columbia licenses.—Section 6 of such Act (sec. 22–4506, D.C. Official Code) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(f) The Chief shall enter into reciprocity agreements with each other State that requires such an agreement in order to grant recognition to a license to carry a concealed firearm which is issued by another State.”.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect upon the date of the enactment of this Act, except that the amendments made by section 2(b) shall apply with respect to applications for licenses which are submitted on or after October 23, 2014.