H.R. 1177: Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act

Introduced:
Mar 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Lois Capps
Representative for California's 24th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 14, 2013
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect more victims of domestic violence by preventing their abusers from possessing or receiving firearms, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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3/14/2013--Introduced.
Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to modify the definition of:
(1) "intimate partner" to include a dating partner or former dating partner of a person (replacing language including an individual who cohabitates or has cohabitated with the person); and
(2) "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to include an offense that has, as an element, the use of physical force or a deadly weapon by a dating partner or former dating partner.
Extends the prohibition against the shipment, transport, possession, or receipt of a firearm or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce to:
(1) a person who is subject to a court order issued after a hearing (eliminating the requirements that the person received actual notice of and had an opportunity to participate in the hearing) with respect to a court order restraining the person from harassing, stalking, threatening, or placing in reasonable fear of bodily injury an intimate partner, a child of such intimate partner or person, a family member even if such member had never cohabited with such person, an individual who cohabitates or has cohabitated with the person, or an elderly or dependent adult;
(2) a person restrained by a court order issued at the request of an employer on behalf of its employee or at the request of an institution of higher education on behalf of its student; and
(3) a court order that restrains such a person from intimidating or dissuading a witness from testifying in court.

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