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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB404

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Legislation Overview

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

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HN00404:@@@L&summ2=m&


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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)

Chamber Date Action
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.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 6 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: H

Committee Name: Judiciary

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