To protect individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2017
Length: 50 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on October 26, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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7 Cosponsors (7 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Cohen Urges Judiciary Committee Chairman to Hold Hearings and Markups on Gun Violence Legislation”
— Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 23, 2018
“Perlmutter Requests Review of NCIC Database Reporting Procedures”
— Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO7] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 7, 2017
Jul 9, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2994 (114th).
Oct 26, 2017
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Aug 20, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4199 (116th).
H.R. 4142 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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