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113th US Congress Update April 2013

NEW BILLS

H 1447 Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013
This bill would encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies
Intro: 4/9/2013 Rep. Scott (VA-3) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor Scott
Republicans: None

H 1546 Better Protecting Children in Schools Act of 2013
This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage a law enforcement presence in our schools by allowing full-time, off-duty law enforcement officials an exclusion from income for wages received for performing services in an elementary or secondary school as a substitute teacher.
Intro: 4/12/2013 Rep. Tiberi (OH-12) Status: Ways & Means
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: None

H 1815 Protect workers from the corrupt and coercive "Card Check" system of organizing labor unions.
This bill has not yet been published
Intro: 4/26/2013 Rep. Stockman (TX-36) Status: Education & Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: None

New Firearm Bills

H 1565 – Public Safety and Second Amendment Protection Act
H 1605 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Protection Act
H 1728 – Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws

S 691 – High Capacity Magazine Ban Act
S 729 – Disarm Criminals and Protect Citizens
S 730 – Straw Purchase Prevention Act




BILL UPDATES (Changes in Yellow)

Labor

HR 359 Center for Campus Public Safety
This bill is to establish and operate a National Center for Campus Public Safety.
Intro: 1/23/2013 Rep. Scott (VA-3) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor Scott, Moran (VA-8)
Republicans: Wolf (VA-10)

S 204 Right to Organize or Not
This bill attempts to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
Intro: 1/31/2013 Sen. Rand (KY) Status: Senate Calendar
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: Sponsor Rand, Burr (NC), Vitter (LA), Chambliss (GA), McConnell (KY)

HR 659 Hatch Act Reform
This bill would remove prohibitions of Sheriffs to politic for others.
Intro: 2/13/2013 Rep. Latta (OH-5) Status: Government Reform
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: Westmoreland (GA-3)

H 946 National Right to Work Law
This bill seeks to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
Intro: 3/5/2013 Rep. King (IA-4) Status: Education & Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: Bachus (AL-6), Barr (KY-6), Black (TN-6), Bonner (AL-1), Boustany (LA-3), Broun (GA-10), Cotton (AR-4), Crawford (AR-1), Duncan (SC-3), Fleming (LA-4), Foxx (NC-5), Gingrey (GA-11), Goodlatte (VA-6), Graves (GA-14), Griffin (AR-2), Griffith (VA-9), Harper (MS-3), Meadows (NC-11), Mulvaney (SC-5), Nunnelee (MS-1), Palazzo (MS-4), Pittenger (NC-9), Roe (TN-1), Scalise (LA-1), Westmoreland (GA-3), Wilson (SC-2), Wittman (VA-1), Kingston (GA-1), Coble (NC-6), Roby (AL-2), Wolf (VA-10)


Work Conditions

HR 180 National Blue Alert Act of 2013
This bill is to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
Intro: 1/25/2013 Rep. Grimm (NY-11) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Cooper (TN-5), Duncan (TN-2)
Republicans: None

HR 446 National Criminal Justice Commission
This bill will attempt to establish a commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, encompassing current Federal, State, local, and tribal criminal justice policies and practices, and make reform recommendations for the President, Congress, State, local, and tribal governments.
Intro: 2/1/2013 Rep. Deutch (FL-21) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: None

S 357 Blue Alert Coordination (HR 180)
This bill will encourage, enhance and integrate the Blue Alert plans across the US.
Intro: 2/14/2013 Sen. Cardin (MD) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: Graham (SC)

S 433 CAMPUS Safety Act (HR 359)
This bill would fund the “Center to Advance, Monitor, and Preserve University Security”
Intro: 2/28/2013 Sen. Warner (VA) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Sponsor Warner (VA)
Republicans: None

H 1362 Redefine Law Enforcement  
This bill would redefine law enforcement for federal purposes to include IRS agents
Intro: 3/21/2013 Rep. King (NY-2) Status: Oversight & Government Reform
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: Bishop (GA-2), Moran (VA-8)
Republicans: None


Benefits

H 988 Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act
This bill would continue the funding for bulletproof vest until 2017
Intro: 3/6/2013 Rep. LoBiondo (NJ-2) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states:
Democrats: None
Republicans: None

Firearms
As a result of the school shooting in Connecticut, numerous bills have been introduced to regulate firearms and ammunition. Volume prohibits inclusion of details of each bill. Bill numbers and titles are included here. Further details can be found by searching the bill number at the link at the bottom of this report.

House Bills:
21- NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013
34- Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act
65- Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act
93- Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act  
117- Handgun Licensing and Registration Act
137- Fix Gun Checks Act
138- Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act  
141- Gun Show Loophole Closing Act
142- Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act
226- Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act  
227- Buyback Our Safety Act  
236- Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act
238- Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act
322- Hunting, Fishing, and Recreational Shooting Protection Act
404- Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act
410- Restore the Constitution Act
427- Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act
431- Gun Transparency and Accountability (Gun TRAC) Act
437- Assault Weapons Ban of 2013
449- Veterans' Heritage Firearms Act
452- Gun Trafficking Prevention Act
538- PLEA Act
(banning the Five-seveN Pistol and 5.7 x 28mm SS190, SS192, SS195LF, SS196, and SS197 cartridges and other issues)
575- Second Amendment Protection Act
578- Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act
619- Keep Kids Safe Act
661- Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act
720- Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists
722- Detectives Nemorin and Andrews Anti-Gun Trafficking Act
848- Armed Prohibited Persons Act
868- Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act
955-Anti- gun trafficking Bill
965-Prevent “Saturday Night Special” Sales
1369- Require Insurance to Purchase Firearms

Senate Bills:
2- Sandy Hook Elementary School Violence Reduction Act
22- Gun Show Background Check Act
33- Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act
34- Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists
35- Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act
54- Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act (Senate Calendar)
82- Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act
146- School Safety Enhancements Act (Calendared)
147- Common Sense Concealed Firearms Permit Act
150- Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 (Sen. Feinstein’s Assault Weapon Ban) (Calendared)
174- Ammunition Background Check Act
261- No Firearms for Foreign Felons Act
374- Protecting Responsible Gun Sellers Act (Calendared)
572-Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act


To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.
http://thomas.loc.gov/

 

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