Text: H.R.717 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/23/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 717


To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 23, 2019

Mr. Brown of Maryland (for himself, Ms. Adams, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Engel, Mr. Evans, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Hastings, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Khanna, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Malinowski, Mr. Mast, Ms. Matsui, Mrs. McBath, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Moore, Mr. Neguse, Ms. Norton, Ms. Omar, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Richmond, Mr. Rouda, Mr. Ruppersberger, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Ms. Shalala, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Veasey, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Yarmuth, and Mr. McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions for active duty military personnel and full-time law enforcement officers, 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 “Raise the Age Act”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on Federal firearms licensee selling or delivering certain semiautomatic centerfire rifles to a person under 21 years of age, with exceptions.

(a) In general.—Section 922(b)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(1) (A) any firearm or ammunition to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe has not attained 18 years of age;

“(B) any semiautomatic centerfire rifle that has or accepts a magazine with a capacity exceeding 5 rounds, to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe has not attained 21 years of age and is not a qualified individual; or

“(C) if the firearm or ammunition is not a semiautomatic centerfire rifle described in subparagraph (B) and is other than a shotgun or rifle, or ammunition for a shotgun or rifle, to any individual who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe has not attained 21 years of age;”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—Section 922(c)(1) of such title is amended by striking “in the case of any firearm” and all that follows through “eighteen years or more of age” and inserting “in the case of a semiautomatic centerfire rifle that has or accepts a magazine with a capacity exceeding 5 rounds, I am at least 21 years of age or a qualified individual (as defined in section 921(a)(30) of title 18, United States Code), in the case of a firearm other than a semiautomatic centerfire rifle that has or accepts a magazine with a capacity exceeding 5 rounds, a shotgun or a rifle, I am at least 21 years of age, or that, in the case of a shotgun or a rifle, I am at least 18 years of age”.

(c) Qualified individual defined.—Section 921(a) of such title is amended by inserting after paragraph (29) the following:

“(30) The term ‘qualified individual’ means—

“(A) a member of the Armed Forces on active duty; and

“(B) a full-time employee of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State who in the course of his or her official duties is authorized to carry a firearm.”.

SEC. 3. Operation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s public access line.

(a) Report.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (in this section referred to as the “FBI”) shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives a report regarding operation of the FBI’s public access line.

(b) Matters included.—The report required by subsection (a) shall, at a minimum, include the following:

(1) A description of the protocols and procedures in effect with respect to information-sharing between the public access line and the field offices of the FBI.

(2) Recommendations for improving the protocols and procedures to improve the information-sharing.