Title: Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act
Subject: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Firearms and explosives: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Straw Purchaser Penalty Enhancement Act - Amends the federal criminal code to provide for an additional sentence of two years' imprisonment for violating the prohibitions against making false statements or misrepresenting identification regarding the acquisition of a firearm or ammunition: (1) knowing that the violation will further the transfer of two or more firearms to a person prohibited by law from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm; and (2) with the intent to conceal such person's identity from the transferor. Prohibits the court from: (1) placing any person convicted of such violation on probation; and (2) reducing a term of imprisonment for such a violation so as to compensate for, or otherwise take into account, a term of imprisonment imposed or to be imposed for a separate such violation. Prohibits a term of imprisonment imposed under this Act from running concurrently with a term imposed on the person under any other legal provision, except that a term imposed may, in the court's discretion, run concurrently with another term imposed by the court at the same time for a separate such violation, subject to applicable guidelines and policy statements issued by the United States Sentencing Commission. Requires the court to specify in its statement of the reasons for imposing a sentence for such a violation the factors that require any sentence below the statutory minimum. Directs the Attorney General to issue regulations requiring any form required to be completed by the purchaser of a firearm from a licensed firearms dealer to include a notice of the provisions of this Act.
Session: 113th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Last Action Date: February 28, 2013
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23 sponsors: Schiff, Adam B.; Bass, Karen; Cicilline, David N.; Courtney, Joe; Davis, Danny K.; DeLauro, Rosa L.; Esty, Elizabeth H.; Garamendi, John; Grijalva, Raul M.; Huffman, Jared; Lee, Barbara; McCollum, Betty; Meeks, Gregory W.; Moran, James P.; Napolitano, Grace F.; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Pierluisi, Pedro R.; Rush, Bobby L.; Shea-Porter, Carol; Sherman, Brad; Slaughter, Louise McIntosh; Takano, Mark; Van Hollen, Chris;
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (23 of 435)
|House||Feb 28, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.|
|House||Jan 23, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Feb 6 2013||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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