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S.649: Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013

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 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 21, 2013
Latest Major Action April 18, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013 - Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NICS Act), the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Act), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, and the federal criminal code to require background checks for all firearm sales, prohibit straw purchases of firearms, and expand the school safety grant program.

Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 - Amends the NICS Act to eliminate from the records concerning persons who are prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm, about which a state must submit estimates to the Attorney General for purposes of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System: (1) a record that identifies a person for whom an indictment has been returned for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or who is a fugitive from justice and for which a record of final disposition is not available; and (2) a record that identifies a person who is an unlawful user...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 18, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2777-2782)
April 17, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2699-2729, S2729-2744)
April 16, 2013 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S2663-2665, S2666-2670, S2676-2679)
April 11, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S2584)
April 11, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S2584)
April 11, 2013

Cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 68 - 31. Record Vote Number: 95. (consideration: CR S2580; text: CR S2580)

April 11, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S2572-2581, S2581-2583, S2584)
April 10, 2013 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (consideration: CR S2512-2542, S2547-2551)
April 9, 2013 Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S2492; text: CR S2492)
April 9, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S2475-2478, S2482-2492)
April 8, 2013 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S2440-2449)
March 22, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 32.
March 21, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2158-2162)