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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2566

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Legislation Overview

Title: To modify the definition of armor piercing ammunition to better capture its capabilities.

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Law enforcement officers: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Amends the federal criminal code to expand the definition of "armor piercing ammunition" to include a projectile that may be used in a handgun and that is determined by the Attorney General to be capable of penetrating body armor. Requires the Attorney General to: (1) promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against the Body Armor Exemplar (body armor that the Attorney General determines meets minimum standards for the protection of law enforcement officers), taking into account variations in performance related to the type of handgun used, the length of the barrel, the amount and kind of powder used, and the projectile's design; and (2) assess and, as appropriate, modify the standards every three years or more frequently if warranted by technological advances.

Session: 113th Congress

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

Last Action Date: July 15, 2013



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20 sponsors: Speier, Jackie; Bass, Karen; Blumenauer, Earl; Brown, Corrine; Cartwright, Matt; Cicilline, David N.; Clarke, Yvette D.; Farr, Sam; Frankel, Lois; Grijalva, Raul M.; Holt, Rush D.; Honda, Michael M.; Maloney, Carolyn B.; McGovern, James P.; Moran, James P.; Pallone, Frank, Jr.; Schakowsky, Janice D.; Shea-Porter, Carol; Takano, Mark; Tierney, John F.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (20 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jul 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jun 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jul 4 2013 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: Judiciary

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