Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act
Subject: Law: Administrative remedies: 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: 116th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Last Action Date: June 28, 2019
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40 sponsors: Adam Schiff (D); Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D); Jason Crow (D); Dwight Evans (D); Don Beyer (D); Jamie Raskin (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Ro Khanna (D); Jose Serrano (D); Mike Quigley (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Nita Lowey (D); James Himes (D); Eliot Engel (D); Thomas Suozzi (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Grace Meng (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Pramila Jayapal (D); Mark Pocan (D); Joe Courtney (D); John Garamendi (D); Henry Johnson (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Sean Casten (D); Barbara Lee (D); Zoe Lofgren (D); Joseph Morelle (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); Darren Soto (D); John Larson (D); Julia Brownley (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Rick Larsen (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 9% (40 of 435)
|House||Jun 28, 2019||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
|House||Jun 11, 2019||Introduced in House|
|House||Jun 11, 2019||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Jun 18 2019||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
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