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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB1047

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Internet and video services: Firearms and explosives

Description: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of its entire process of examining and testing an item to determine whether it is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. The bill bars the ATF from editing or erasing any such recording. The ATF must make a digital video disc containing a copy of the recording available to: (1) a person requesting a copy who claims an ownership interest in such item, and (2) a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item. An item which the ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless: (1) the ATF has complied with the requirements of this bill to make its digital video disc available, or (2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017



Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

11 sponsors: Jody Hice (R); Keith Rothfus (R); Tom Graves (R); Mark Meadows (R); Blake Farenthold (R); Doug Lamborn (R); Randy Weber (R); Ron DeSantis (R); Walter Jones (R); Trent Franks (R); Ted Poe (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (11 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Mar 2, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Feb 14, 2017 Introduced in House
House Feb 14, 2017 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Feb 14, 2017 Referred to House Judiciary
House Feb 14, 2017 Referred to House Ways and Means
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 21 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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