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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation SB1915

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Advanced technology and technological innovations: Consumer Product Safety Commission: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement administration and funding: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality: Research administration and funding

Description: Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017 This bill authorizes the National Institute of Justice to make grants to states or local governments, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to develop technology for personalized handguns (i.e., technology that enables only an authorized user to fire a handgun). The bill prohibits, subject to exceptions: (1) the manufacture of a handgun inside the United States that is not a personalized handgun, and (2) the distribution in commerce of a handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. It authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission and states to enforce violations, which are treated as violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act. A manufacturer must, at an owner's request, retrofit a U.S.-manufactured handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. The Department of Justice (DOJ) may use amounts from the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund to reimburse a manufacturer for the costs of retrofitting. Finally, the bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to modify the definition of "qualified product." Current law limits civil actions against a licensed manufacturer, dealer, or seller of a qualified product for injuries resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of the product. This bill specifies that a newly manufactured handgun is not a qualified product unless is it a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Last Action Date: October 4, 2017

Link: NA

Sponsors

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3 sponsors: Edward Markey (D); Elizabeth Warren (D); Chris Van Hollen (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 3% (3 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Oct 4, 2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Oct 11 2017 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Commerce, Science, And Transportation

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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