Text: H.R.5713 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/29/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5713


To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish an authority to issue permits to certain members of the Armed Forces who seek to carry concealed firearms while on military installations.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 29, 2020

Mr. Steube (for himself, Mr. Yoho, and Mr. Spano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish an authority to issue permits to certain members of the Armed Forces who seek to carry concealed firearms while on military installations.

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 “Safe Bases Act”.

SEC. 2. Permits to carry concealed firearms on military installations.

(a) In general.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall establish a single element of the Department of Defense to issue, upon request by a covered member, a permit that authorizes that covered member to carry a concealed firearm while on any military installation.

(b) Covered member defined.—In this section, the term “covered member” means a member of the Armed Forces who—

(1) is not prohibited from purchasing, owning, or possessing a firearm under section 922 of title 18, United States Code; and

(2) is on active duty.


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