Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act of 2022
Subject: Law: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality
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: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 340.
Last Action Date: July 26, 2022
Companion Bill: SB1338
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82 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); Steve Cohen (D); Katie Porter (D); Charlie Crist (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Robert Scott (D); Mike Quigley (D); Mike Levin (D); Jesus Garcia (D); Nikema Williams (D); Katherine Clark (D); Suzan DelBene (D); Jackie Speier (D); Kathy Manning (D); Mondaire Jones (D); Mark Pocan (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Joseph Morelle (D); John Garamendi (D); Madeleine Dean (D); David Cicilline (D); Sara Jacobs (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Vicente Gonzalez (D); Conor Lamb (D); Haley Stevens (D); Jahana Hayes (D); Veronica Escobar (D); David Scott (D); Nanette Barragan (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Jimmy Gomez (D); Doris Matsui (D); Andre Carson (D); Norma Torres (D); Brian Higgins (D); Rick Larsen (D); Kweisi Mfume (D); Elaine Luria (D); Salud Carbajal (D); Judy Chu (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 19% (82 of 435)
|House||Jul 26, 2022||Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 117-436.|
|House||Jul 26, 2022||Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 340.|
|House||Jul 20, 2022||Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.|
|House||Jul 20, 2022||Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Discharged.|
|House||Jul 20, 2022||Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 24 - 18.|
|House||Oct 19, 2021||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
|House||Apr 22, 2021||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|House||Apr 22, 2021||Introduced in House|
|Introduced||Jul 27 2022||federal link||bill text|
|Introduced||Jun 15 2021||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
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