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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB427

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Legislation Overview

Title: Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act

Subject: Administrative law and regulatory procedures: Business records: Criminal justice information and records: Department of Justice: Firearms and explosives: Freedom of information: Retail and wholesale trades: Crime and law enforcement

Description: Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act - Directs the Attorney General to promulgate regulations that require each firearm manufactured in the United States to be marked with a serial number that is located inside the firearm's receiver or that is visible only in infrared light, in addition to the serial number mark otherwise required. Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) prohibit national instant criminal background check system records about a prospective firearm transferee from being destroyed until after 180 days after the system assigns and provides a firearms licensee with a unique identification number for the transfer, and (2) repeal provisions prohibiting appropriated funds from being used for any system that does not require the destruction of any identifying information submitted for a transferee within 24 hours after the system advises a licensee that the transferee's receipt of a firearm is not prohibited. Requires each licensed firearms dealer to conduct a physical check of its firearms business inventory. Amends the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, to repeal prohibitions against using appropriated funds to: (1) promulgate or implement any rule requiring a physical inventory of any firearms business; or (2) disclose contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) or any information required to be kept by firearms licensees except as specified in that 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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20 sponsors: Quigley, Mike; Blumenauer, Earl; Cardenas, Tony; Chu, Judy; Cicilline, David N.; DeLauro, Rosa L.; Deutch, Theodore E.; Ellison, Keith; Farr, Sam; Grijalva, Raul M.; Jackson-Lee, Sheila; Lee, Barbara; McGovern, James P.; Moore, Gwen; Moran, James P.; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Pocan, Mark; Price, David E.; Tierney, John F.; Vargas, Juan;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 5% (20 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
House Jan 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 8 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: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

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