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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB431

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Legislation Overview

Title: Gun Transparency and Accountability (Gun TRAC) Act of 2013

Subject: Business records: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Judicial procedure and administration: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Gun Transparency and Accountability (Gun TRAC) Act of 2013 - Declares that the contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) shall not be immune from legal process, shall be subject to subpoena or other discovery, shall be admissible as evidence, and may be used, relied on, or disclosed on the same basis as other information in a civil action in any state or federal court or in an administrative proceeding. Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) prohibit national instant criminal background check system records from being destroyed until after 90 days after the system assigns and provides a firearms licensee with a unique identification number for the transfer, (2) set forth penalties for the willful violation of an inventory reporting order by a firearms licensee, and (3) prohibit the Attorney General from accepting an application for a federal firearms license from a person whose license has been revoked. Amends the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, to repeal provisions that prohibit appropriated funds from being used: (1) for any background check 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; or (2) to promulgate or implement any rule requiring a physical inventory of any firearms business.

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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29 sponsors: Speier, Jackie; Bishop, Timothy H.; Blumenauer, Earl; Bonamici, Suzanne; Cicilline, David N.; Clarke, Yvette D.; Conyers, John, Jr.; Ellison, Keith; Esty, Elizabeth H.; Farr, Sam; Grijalva, Raul M.; Himes, James A.; Holt, Rush D.; Maloney, Carolyn B.; Matsui, Doris O.; McCollum, Betty; McGovern, James P.; Meeks, Gregory W.; Napolitano, Grace F.; Norton, Eleanor Holmes; Pingree, Chellie; Rangel, Charles B.; Schakowsky, Janice D.; Schwartz, Allyson Y.; Slaughter, Louise McIntosh; Swalwell, Eric; Tierney, John F.; Tsongas, Niki; Van Hollen, Chris;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 7% (29 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 7 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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