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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4399

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Subject: Administrative remedies: Civil actions and liability: Criminal justice information and records: Evidence and witnesses: Firearms and explosives: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality: Law

Description: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act This bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to repeal provisions that prohibit state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings from being brought against firearm or ammunition manufacturers, sellers, importers, dealers, or trade associations for criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm by the person bringing the action or a third party. The bill lifts the immunity from legal process of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In state or federal civil actions or administrative proceedings, the contents of the database: (1) shall be subject to discovery and admissible as evidence; and (2) may be used, relied on, or disclosed in any manner. Testimony or other evidence may also be permitted based on that data.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.

Last Action Date: February 29, 2016

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/4399/all-info


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60 sponsors: Adam Schiff (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); John Conyers (D); Louise Slaughter (D); David Cicilline (D); Jose Serrano (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Betty McCollum (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Alcee Hastings (D); James Himes (D); Don Beyer (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Judy Chu (D); Steve Cohen (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Donna Edwards (D); Lois Frankel (D); Robin Kelly (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Ted Lieu (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Michelle Lujan Grisham (D); Sean Maloney (D); Doris Matsui (D); Gwen Moore (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Mike Quigley (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Mark Takano (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Keith Ellison (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Michael Honda (D); Charles Rangel (D); Sam Farr (D); Katherine Clark (D); Eliot Engel (D); Sander Levin (D); Joe Courtney (D); Steve Israel (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Nita Lowey (D); Frank Pallone (D); John Yarmuth (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Adam Smith (D); Albio Sires (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Jared Huffman (D); Patrick Murphy (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Alan Grayson (D); Frederica Wilson (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 14% (60 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 29, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
House Feb 1, 2016 Introduced in House
House Feb 1, 2016 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Feb 2 2016 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 the Constitution And Civil Justice

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