Title: A bill to provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings.
Subject: Administrative remedies: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality
Description: A bill to provide for the discoverability and admissibility of gun trace information in civil proceedings. This bill prohibits the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from being immune from legal process. In state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings, the contents of the database: (1) shall be subject to discovery and admissible as evidence; and (2) may be used, relied on, or disclosed in any manner. Testimony or other evidence may also be permitted based on that data.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: February 25, 2016
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1 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 1% (1 of 100)
|Senate||Feb 25, 2016||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Feb 26 2016||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
There have not been any votes on this bill
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