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113th US Congress Update March 2013

 

 
NEW BILLS
 
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)
 
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: Judiciary
Cosponsors from SSPBA states: 
Democrats: None 
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
 
New Firearm Bills
 
H 955 Anti- gun trafficking Bill
H965 Prevent “Saturday Night Special” Sales
H 1369 Require Insurance to Purchase Firearms
S 572 Veterans Second Amendment Protection 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 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
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
 
Benefits
 
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
 
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)
 
 
To read text of listed bills click on the Library of Congress link below then enter bill #.
 

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