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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB332

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Legislation Overview

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Subject: Civil actions and liability: Crime victims: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Judicial procedure and administration: Product safety and quality: Criminal justice information and records: Law

Description: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act - Prohibits a court from dismissing an action against a manufacturer, seller, or trade association for damages or relief resulting from an alleged defect or negligence with respect to a product, or conduct that would be actionable under state common or statutory law in the absence of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, on the basis that the action is for damages or relief from the criminal, unlawful, or volitional use of a qualified product. Makes the contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) subject to subpoena or other discovery and admissible as evidence. Permits such contents to be used, relied on, or disclosed, and permits testimony or other evidence to be based on the data, on the same basis as other information in a civil action in any state or federal court or in an administrative proceeding.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 22, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HN00332:@@@L&summ2=m&


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25 sponsors: Schiff, Adam B.; Bonamici, Suzanne; Cartwright, Matt; Cicilline, David N.; Conyers, John, Jr.; Courtney, Joe; Ellison, Keith; Esty, Elizabeth H.; Garamendi, John; Grijalva, Raul M.; Hastings, Alcee L.; Himes, James A.; Honda, Michael M.; Levin, Sander M.; McCollum, Betty; McGovern, James P.; Meeks, Gregory W.; Moran, James P.; Napolitano, Grace F.; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Serrano, Jose E.; Slaughter, Louise McIntosh; Tierney, John F.; Van Hollen, Chris; Waxman, Henry A.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 6% (25 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 22, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 25 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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