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S. 7 (116th): Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019

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A bill to provide family members of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others, or law enforcement, with new tools to prevent gun violence.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Marco Rubio

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Florida. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
Length: 32 pages
Jan 3, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 3, 2019, 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).


3 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Independent, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rubio Presses McKinsey for Answers After Receiving Inadequate Responses Over Companys Ties to China
    — Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] (Sponsor) on Nov 16, 2020

Collins, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Expand Relief Measures under SBAs 7(a) Loan Program
    — Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 5, 2020

Gillibrand Joins Bicameral Call To Invest In Socially Disadvantaged And Veteran Farmers Struggling To Stay Afloat During The Pandemic
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] on Aug 21, 2020

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Jan 3, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 7 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 7. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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