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113th US Congress Update June 2013

 

NEW BILLS
 
HR 2096 Paid Vacation
This bill would require employees to provide one week paid vacation annually
Intro: 5/22/2013 Rep. Grayson (FL-9) Status: Education & Workforce
Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 
Democrats: none 
Republicans: none 
 
HR 2235 Campus Police Recognition Act
This bill would include campus police in federal death/disability benefit program
Intro: 6/4/2013 Rep. Capuano (MA-7) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 
Democrats: none 
Republicans: none 
 
New Firearm Bills
 
H 2247 Collectable firearms protection
H 2408 Prevent tracking of multiple rifle/shotgun purchases
H 2463 Target and Marksman training support act
H 2465 Dept. of Health report on gun violence
H 2541 Off-duty and retired officer concealed carry for school safety
H 2567 Firearm production require mechanical safety from 5 yr olds
 
S 1149 Prohibit undetectable firearms 
S 1212 Target and Marksman training support act
 
 
BILL UPDATES (Changes in Red)
 
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), Scott (SC)
 
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: H.E.L.P. sub-cmte.
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), Womack (AR-3), Brooks (AL-5), Massie (KY-4), DesJariais (TN-4)
 
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
 
 
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: PASSED House, received in Senate
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
 
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
 
S 1038 End Racial Profiling
This bill would seek to end racial profiling by law enforcement
Intro: 5/23/2013 Sen. Cardin (MD) Status: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 
Democrats: None
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
 
S 933 Bulletproof Vest Reauthorization
This bill would extend vest funding through 2018
Intro: 5/13/2013 Sen. Leahy (VT) Status: Judiciary 
Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 
Democrats: None
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
 
HR 1828 (S 876) Fire Police Benefits
This bill would provide public safety death/disability benefits to Fire police 
Intro: 5/6/2013 Rep. Courtney (CT-2) Status: Homeland Security
Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 
Democrats:  McIntyre (NC-7)
Republicans: None
 
HR 1969 Survivor Education Benefit Change
This bill would increase Pell grants to families of officers killed line-of-duty
Intro: 5/14//2013 Rep. Fitzpatrick (PA-8) Status: Education & Workforce
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
1565 – Public Safety and Second Amendment Protection Act
1605 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Protection Act
1728 – Enforcement of Existing Gun Laws
1883 Secure firearms act – tax benefit for gun safes
2005 Personalized handgun safety act – technology for owner operate only
2046 Recreational land firearm possession – Army Corps Eng land
 
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
691 – High Capacity Magazine Ban Act
729 – Disarm Criminals and Protect Citizens
730 – Straw Purchase Prevention Act
903 Alien gun violence prevention – residency requirements
 
 
To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.
 

 

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