Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act
Subject: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.
Session: 117th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: April 22, 2021
Companion Bill: SB1338
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42 sponsors: Adam Schiff (D); Jake Auchincloss (D); Karen Bass (D); Don Beyer (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Julia Brownley (D); Cori Bush (D); Val Demings (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Henry Johnson (D); John Larson (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Joseph Neguse (D); Marie Newman (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Marilyn Strickland (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Dina Titus (D); Ritchie Torres (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Frederica Wilson (D); Jason Crow (D); Dwight Evans (D); Grace Meng (D); Mary Gay Scanlon (D); Barbara Lee (D); Sean Casten (D); Terri Sewell (D); Ro Khanna (D); Joe Courtney (D); James Himes (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 10% (42 of 435)
|House||Apr 22, 2021||Introduced in House|
|House||Apr 22, 2021||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jun 15 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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