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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB34

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Legislation Overview

Title: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Business records: Child safety and welfare: Civil actions and liability: Crimes against property: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Licensing and registrations: Government studies and investigations

Description: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013 - Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked. Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements. Prohibits transferring or receiving a qualifying firearm unless the recipient presents a valid firearms license, the license is verified, and the dealer records a tracking authorization number. Prescribes firearms transfer reporting and record keeping requirements. Directs the Attorney General to establish and maintain a federal record of sale system.Prohibits: (1) transferring a firearm to any person other than a licensee, unless the transfer is processed through a licensed dealer in accordance with national instant criminal background check system requirements, with exceptions; (2) a licensed manufacturer or dealer from failing to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements of this Act; (3) failing to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Attorney General within 72 hours; (4) failing to report to the Attorney General an address change within 60 days; or (5) keeping a loaded firearm, or an unloaded firearm and ammunition for the firearm, knowingly or recklessly disregarding the risk that a child is capable of gaining access, if a child uses the firearm and causes death or serious bodily injury.Prescribes criminal penalties for violations of firearms provisions covered by this Act. Directs the Attorney General to: (1) establish and maintain a firearm injury information clearinghouse, (2) conduct continuing studies and investigations of firearm-related deaths and injuries, and (3) collect and maintain current production and sales figures of each licensed manufacturer. Authorizes the Attorney General to certify state firearm licensing or record of sale systems.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: To House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee

Last Action Date: January 25, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HN00034:@@@L&summ2=m&

Sponsors

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2 sponsors: Rush, Bobby L.; Doyle, Michael F.;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (2 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
House Jan 3, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jan 9 2013 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: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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