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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation HB7702

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Background Check Point of Contact Act of 2020

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Accounting and auditing: Business records: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Law enforcement officers: Retail and wholesale trades: State and local government operations

Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice to make annual grants to an eligible state that establishes or maintains a point-of-contact system for a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer to verify that a firearm sale or transfer would be lawful. To be eligible for such a grant, the state shall meet certain requirements related to the system, including (1) prohibiting a sale or transfer from being completed unless the parties to the transaction receive an approval from the system within 10 days of the start of the transaction; (2) operating a hotline for contacting the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), for use by licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers; and (3) publishing an annual report with certain information from the system and information substantially similar to the information found in a NICS operations report.

Session: 116th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: July 21, 2020



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1 sponsors: Madeleine Dean (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Jul 21, 2020 Introduced in House
House Jul 21, 2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Aug 23 2020 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: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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