S.1539 - Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 07/12/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/20/2018 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1539 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/12/2017)
Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017
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.