US HB8 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 227-5-1)
Status: Engrossed on February 28 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-03-04 - Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

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Title

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019

Sponsors

Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]Rep. Peter King [R-NY]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI]
Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]Rep. Christopher Smith [R-NJ]Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]
Rep. Theodore Deutch [D-FL]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]
Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL]Rep. Ayanna Pressley [D-MA]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D-FL]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]
Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]
Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Rashida Tlaib [D-MI]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]
Rep. Bradley Schneider [D-IL]Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]
Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Elijah Cummings [D-MD]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]
Rep. Don Beyer [D-VA]Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]
Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV]Rep. John Larson [D-CT]Rep. Dean Phillips [D-MN]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]
Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D-NJ]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Jerry McNerney [D-CA]
Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. James Himes [D-CT]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger [D-MD]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]
Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Nita Lowey [D-NY]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]
Rep. Katie Hill [D-CA]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]
Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]Rep. Anthony Brown [D-MD]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]
Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]Rep. Jim Cooper [D-TN]Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]
Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D-IL]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]
Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]
Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Luis Correa [D-CA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [D-FL]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [D-HI]Rep. Paul Tonko [D-NY]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Katie Porter [D-CA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]Rep. Jackie Speier [D-CA]
Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]
Rep. Rick Larsen [D-WA]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Derek Kilmer [D-WA]Rep. Doris Matsui [D-CA]
Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]
Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. David Price [D-NC]
Rep. Veronica Escobar [D-TX]Rep. Peter Visclosky [D-IN]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]
Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]
Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]Rep. Pete Aguilar [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA]
Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Stacey Plaskett [D-VI]Rep. Val Demings [D-FL]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]
Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA]Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]
Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA]Rep. Lisa Rochester [D-DE]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Jim Costa [D-CA]Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. James Clyburn [D-SC]
Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Al Green [D-TX]Rep. Gregory Meeks [D-NY]
Rep. Lacy Clay [D-MO]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D-OH]Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA]Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. David Loebsack [D-IA]
Rep. Antonio Delgado [D-NY]Rep. Ed Case [D-HI]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]
Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]Rep. Cindy Axne [D-IA]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]
Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Abby Finkenauer [D-IA]Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]
Rep. Joe Cunningham [D-SC]

Roll Calls

2019-02-27 - House - On passage RC# 99 (Y: 240 N: 190 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-27 - House - On motion to recommit with instructions RC# 98 (Y: 220 N: 209 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-27 - House - On agreeing to the Horn, Kendra S. amendment (A003) H.Amdt.46 RC# 97 (Y: 310 N: 119 NV: 8 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-27 - House - On agreeing to the Lesko amendment (A001) H.Amdt.44 RC# 96 (Y: 182 N: 250 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [FAIL]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-04SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.
2019-02-28SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2019-02-27HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-02-27HouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 - 190 (Roll no. 99).
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.48 On agreeing to the Nadler amendment (A005) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.48 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Nadler. (consideration: CR H2262; text: CR H2262)
2019-02-27HouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 - 209 (Roll no. 98).
2019-02-27HouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
2019-02-27HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Collins (GA) motion to recommit with instructions pending a reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to insert new text on regulations in the case of a background check conducted by the national instant criminal background check system, in response to a contact from a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer, that the system notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if the individual is in violation of subsection (g)(5). Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
2019-02-27HouseMr. Collins (GA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H2260)
2019-02-27HouseThe House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR H2254)
2019-02-27HouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
2019-02-27HouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 8.
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.46 On agreeing to the Horn, Kendra S. amendment (A003) Agreed to by recorded vote: 310 - 119 (Roll no. 97).
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.44 On agreeing to the Lesko amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 182 - 250 (Roll no. 96).
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.47 On agreeing to the Van Drew amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-02-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Drew amendment No. 4.
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.47 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Van Drew. (consideration: CR H2258-2259; text: CR H2258)
2019-02-27HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Horn amendment No. 3, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Nadler demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
2019-02-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Horn (OK) amendment No. 3.
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.46 Amendment (A003) offered by Ms. Horn, Kendra S.. (consideration: CR H2257-2258, H2260; text: CR H2257)
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.45 On agreeing to the Dean amendment (A002) Agreed to by voice vote.
2019-02-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Dean amendment No. 2.
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.45 Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Dean. (consideration: CR H2256-2257; text: CR H2256)
2019-02-27HousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 1, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Lesko demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings until later in the legislative day.
2019-02-27HouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 145, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lesko amendment No. 1.
2019-02-27HouseH.Amdt.44 Amendment (A001) offered by Mrs. Lesko. (consideration: CR H2254-2256, H2259; text: CR H2254)
2019-02-27HouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 8.
2019-02-27HouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Earl Blumenauer to act as Chairman of the Committee.
2019-02-27HouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 145 and Rule XVIII.
2019-02-27HouseProvides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
2019-02-27HouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 145. (consideration: CR H2242-2263)
2019-02-25HouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 145 Reported to House. Provides for one hour of debate on each measure. Only those amendments printed in the report shall be in order and the previous question shall be considered ordered without intervening motions except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
2019-02-22HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 3.
2019-02-22HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 116-11.
2019-02-13HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 23 - 15.
2019-02-13HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-01-08HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-08HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB42 (Related) 2019-01-08 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
HR145 (Related) 2019-02-26 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
HB1705 (Related) 2019-04-12 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

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