Text: H.R.3207 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/12/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3207


To protect victims of stalking from gun violence.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 12, 2017

Mrs. Dingell (for herself and Mr. Donovan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To protect victims of stalking from gun violence.

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 “Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act”.

SEC. 2. Addition of dating partners and individuals subject to restraining orders.

(a) Definition.—Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking paragraph (32) and inserting the following:

“(32) The term ‘intimate partner’—

“(A) means with respect to a person, the spouse of the person, a former spouse of the person, an individual who is a parent of a child of the person, and an individual who cohabitates or has cohabited with the person; and

“(B) includes—

“(i) a dating partner (as defined in section 2266); and

“(ii) any other person similarly situated to a spouse who is protected by the domestic or family violence laws of the State or tribal jurisdiction in which the injury occurred or where the victim resides.”; and

(2) in paragraph (33)(A)(ii)—

(A) by inserting “intimate partner,” after “former spouse,”; and

(B) by inserting “intimate partner,” after “a spouse,” each place it appears.

(b) Addition of stalking.—Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (8)(ii), by striking “or” at the end;

(B) in paragraph (9), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(C) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

“(10) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of stalking.”; and

(2) in subsection (g)—

(A) in paragraph (8)(C)(ii), by striking “or” at the end;

(B) in paragraph (9), by striking the comma at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(C) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

“(10) has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of stalking,”.