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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB4905

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: ATF Enforcement Act

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Appropriations: Business records: Criminal justice information and records: Department of Justice: Executive agency funding and structure: Federal officials: Firearms and explosives: Freedom of information: Historical and cultural resources: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades: Trade restrictions: Violent crime

Description: ATF Enforcement Act This bill amends the federal judicial code to require the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to be appointed by the Attorney General. Currently, the Director is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Additionally, it amends several appropriations laws to remove limitations on the ATF's authority to conduct activities related to the administration of federal firearms laws. The amended appropriations laws include: the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016; the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013; the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010; the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008; the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006; the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005; and the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003. The bill removes provisions from these laws that: prohibit the consolidation or centralization within the Department of Justice of firearm transfer records maintained by federal firearms licensees; prohibit the imposition of a requirement that firearms dealers conduct a physical inventory; require instant background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours; limit the use of firearms tracing data; limit the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests in connection with arson or explosive incidents or firearm traces; limit denials of applications to import "curios or relics" firearms, parts, or ammunition; prohibit denials of federal firearms licenses due to lack of business activity; prohibit the transfer of functions, missions, or activities to other agencies or departments; prohibit the search of electronic firearm transfer records of federally licensed gun dealers who go out of business; and prohibit denials of applications to import certain non-sporting shotguns.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: April 28, 2016



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15 sponsors: Don Beyer (D); Eliot Engel (D); Juan Vargas (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Mike Quigley (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Michael Honda (D); Jose Serrano (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); Mark Takano (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (15 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Apr 28, 2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Apr 12, 2016 Introduced in House
House Apr 12, 2016 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Apr 15 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 Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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