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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB2753

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Legislation Overview

Title: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

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

Description: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of the entire process of its examination and testing of an item for the purpose of determining whether the item is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. Bars the ATF from editing or erasing any such recording. Directs the ATF to make available a digital video disc that contains a copy of the recording: (1) at the request of a person who claims an ownership interest in such item, and (2) to a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item. Provides that 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 Act 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: 114th Congress

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

Last Action Date: July 1, 2015

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HN02753:@@@L&summ2=m&

Sponsors

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9 sponsors: Jody Hice; Rob Bishop; Kevin Cramer; Peter DeFazio; Joseph Heck; Doug Lamborn; Jeff Miller; Keith Rothfus; Jason Smith;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (9 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jul 1, 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Jun 12, 2015 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 Jun 12, 2015 Referred to House Judiciary
House Jun 12, 2015 Referred to House Ways and Means
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 18 2015 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Ways And Means

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

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