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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1212

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Title: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

Subject: Firearms and explosives: Forests, forestry, trees: Government liability: Land transfers: Land use and conservation: Outdoor recreation: Solid waste and recycling: Wildlife conservation and habitat protection: Public lands and natural resources

Description: Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act - Amends the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to: (1) authorize a state to pay up to 90% of the costs of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a public target range; (2) authorize a state to elect to allocate 10% of a specified amount apportioned to it from the federal aid to wildlife restoration fund for such costs; (3) limit the federal share of such costs under such Act to 90%; and (4) require amounts provided for such costs under such Act to remain available for expenditure and obligation for five fiscal years. Shields the United States from any civil action or claim for money damages for injury to or loss of property, personal injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public target range that is funded by the federal government pursuant to such Act or located on federal land, except to the extent provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act with respect to the exercise or performance of a discretionary function. Urges the Chief of the Forest Service and the Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to cooperate with state and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste removal and other activities on any federal land used as a public target range to encourage its continued use for target practice or marksmanship training.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Last Action Date: June 20, 2013

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:SN01212:@@@L&summ2=m&

Companion Bill: HB2463


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16 sponsors: Udall, Mark; Barrasso, John; Begich, Mark; Bennet, Michael F.; Collins, Susan M.; Crapo, Mike; Enzi, Michael B.; Hagan, Kay; Heller, Dean; King, Angus S. Jr.; Klobuchar, Amy; Murkowski, Lisa; Pryor, Mark L.; Risch, James E.; Tester, Jon; Thune, John;

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 16% (16 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 20, 2013 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4796)
Senate Jun 20, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 27 2013 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Environment And Public Works

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