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H.R. 5717 (115th): Jake Laird Act of 2018

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To authorize the Attorney General to make grants to States that have in place laws that authorize the seizure of firearms from dangerous individuals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Susan Brooks

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2018
Length: 9 pages
May 9, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 9, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


15 Cosponsors (9 Republicans, 6 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Brooks introduces bill encouraging states to adopt their own Red Flag laws
    — Rep. Susan Brooks [R-IN5, 2013-2020] (Sponsor) on May 11, 2018

Deutch, Brooks, Upton, Dingell Introduce Jake Laird Act with Support of Stoneman Douglas Victims' Families
    — Rep. Theodore “Ted” Deutch [D-FL22] (Co-sponsor) on May 9, 2018

MacArthur Takes Action on Legislation to Address Gun Violence
    — Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 7, 2018

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May 9, 2018

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H.R. 5717 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5717. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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