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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation SB729

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Legislation Overview

Title: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Advisory bodies: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Department of Justice: Executive agency funding and structure: Firearms and explosives: Intergovernmental relations: Law enforcement administration and funding: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act - Establishes within the Department of Justice (DOJ) the Felon and Fugitive Firearm Task Force to strengthen DOJ efforts to investigate and prosecute cases of convicted felons and fugitives who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm. Requires the Task Force to provide direction for and recommendations to the Attorney General regarding such investigation and prosecution, including with respect to: (1) the allocation of DOJ resources; (2) enhancing cooperation among federal agencies and entities and among federal, state, and local authorities; (3) changes in rules, regulations, or policy to improve effectiveness; and (4) improvements through changes in rules, regulations, or policy. Makes specified sums in the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund available for: (1) the investigation and prosecution of cases of convicted felons and fugitives who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and (2) the Task Force.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 39.

Last Action Date: April 16, 2013

Link: NA

Sponsors

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11 sponsors: Cruz, Ted; Boozman, John; Crapo, Mike; Graham, Lindsey; Inhofe, James M.; Johanns, Mike; Lee, Mike; Paul, Rand; Risch, James E.; Rubio, Marco; Scott, Tim;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 11% (11 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 16, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 39.
Senate Apr 15, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 18 2013 federal link bill text
Amendments
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There are no amendments to this bill at this time
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