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Introduced in House (01/28/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 545


To amend title 40, United States Code, to prevent Members of Congress and their employees from carrying firearms in the Capitol building, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 28, 2021

Mr. Huffman (for himself, Mr. Levin of California, Mrs. Axne, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Norton, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Hastings, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Barragán, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Casten, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Torres of New York, Ms. Chu, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Case, Mr. Auchincloss, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Carson, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Meng, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Jones, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Evans, and Ms. Stevens) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend title 40, United States Code, to prevent Members of Congress and their employees from carrying firearms in the Capitol building, 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 “No Congressional Gun Loophole Act”.

SEC. 2. Capitol grounds and buildings security.

(a) In general.—Section 5104(e)(1) of title 40, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by redesignating clauses (i), (ii), and (iii) as subclauses (I), (II), and (III), respectively, and moving the margins 2 ems to the right;

(2) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), respectively, and moving the margins 2 ems to the right;

(3) by striking “An individual” and inserting the following:

“(A) IN GENERAL.—An individual”; and

(4) by adding at the end the following:

“(B) EXCEPTION.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the Capitol Police Board may not authorize or permit a Member of Congress or an employee of such Member of Congress to carry on or have readily accessible to such Member or employee a firearm, except a Member or employee may store a firearm in a car owned by such Member or employee that is parked in a garage in the Capitol complex if the Member or employee is in compliance with the firearms laws of the District of Columbia for the lawful possession of such firearm and such firearm is locked with a gun lock while on the Capitol complex.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that is 15 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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