S.2: Sandy Hook Elementary School Violence Reduction Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Total Cosponsors 16 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 22, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Sandy Hook Elementary School Violence Reduction Act - Expresses the sense of the Senate with respect to congressional attention to gun violence, including concerning:

  • support for efforts of the President;
  • promotion of common sense proposals for preventing gun violence;
  • assistance to law enforcement officers for combatting violent crime, protecting communities, and protecting themselves;
  • safe and successful learning conditions for children attending school;
  • tools for identifying individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others;
  • keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of criminals and individuals not lawfully authorized to possess them;
  • information-sharing to facilitate early identification of threats to public safety;
  • promoting preparedness;
  • training for educational professionals, health providers, and others to recognize indicators of the potential for violent behavior;
  • the con...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 22, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S44)