US HB1446 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 166-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-03-11 - Received in the Senate.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


(Sec. 2) revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person. Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a minimum of 10 business days, that a federal firearms licensee must wait to receive a completed background check prior to transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person. (This type of transaction is often referred to as a default proceed transaction.) If a submitted background check remains incomplete after 10 business days, then the prospective purchaser may submit a petition for a final firearms eligibility determination. If an additional 10 days elapse without a final determination, then the federal firearms licensee may transfer the firearm to the prospective purchaser. (Sec. 3) The Government Accountability Office must report on the extent to which the changes have prevented firearms transfers to prohibited persons. (Sec. 4) The Federal Bureau of Investigation must report on the number of petitions it receives for final federal firearms determinations. (Sec. 5) The Department of Justice, in consultation with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, must report on further amendments to the background check process that would likely reduce the risk of death or great bodily harm to victims of domestic violence, domestic abuse, dating partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

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Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021


Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Jake Auchincloss [D-MA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]
Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO]Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]
Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]
Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]
Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Sara Jacobs [D-CA]
Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Kweisi Mfume [D-MD]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]
Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. Marilyn Strickland [D-WA]
Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]
Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Deborah Ross [D-NC]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Mondaire Jones [D-NY]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL]
Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]
Rep. Jamaal Bowman [D-NY]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]
Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Kaialii Kahele [D-HI]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]
Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Teresa Fernandez [D-NM]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Kathy Manning [D-NC]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]
Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]
Rep. Ritchie Torres [D-NY]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Nikema Williams [D-GA]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]
Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]
Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]
Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]

Roll Calls

2021-03-11 - House - On passage (Y: 219 N: 210 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-03-11 - House - On motion to recommit (Y: 206 N: 212 NV: 0 Abs: 12) [FAIL]
2021-03-10 - House - On agreeing to the Nadler amendments (A001) H.Amdt.29 (Y: 225 N: 202 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]


2021-03-11SenateReceived in the Senate.
2021-03-11HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
2021-03-11HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 219 - 210 (Roll no. 77). (text: 3/10/2021 CR H1303)
2021-03-11HouseOn motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 - 212 (Roll no. 76).
2021-03-11HouseUNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on agreeing to the motion to recommit H. R. 1446 which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
2021-03-11HouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1332-1334)
2021-03-11HousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 1446.
2021-03-10HousePursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 1446 is postponed.
2021-03-10HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hudson motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion to recommit and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Hudson demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
2021-03-10HouseThe previous question on the motion was ordered without objection.
2021-03-10HouseMr. Hudson moved to recommit to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H1314)
2021-03-10HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table. Agreed to without objection.
2021-03-10HouseH.Amdt.29 On agreeing to the Nadler amendments (A001) Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 - 202 (Roll no. 73).
2021-03-10HouseH.Amdt.29 The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A001) without objection.
2021-03-10HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 188, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Nadler en bloc amendment No. 1.
2021-03-10HouseH.Amdt.29 Amendments en bloc (A001) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H1310-1314; text: CR H1310-1311)
2021-03-10HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1446.
2021-03-10HouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 842, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446. The rule provides for a motion to recommit on H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446.
2021-03-10HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 188. (consideration: CR H1303-1314)
2021-03-08HouseRule H. Res. 188 passed House.
2021-03-08HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 188 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 842, H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. Rule provides for one hour of general debate for H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446. The rule provides for a motion to recommit on H.R. 842, H.R. 8, and H.R. 1446.
2021-03-01HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2021-03-01HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR188 (Related) 2021-03-08 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.


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