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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1237

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Jaime’s Law

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Crime prevention: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Licensing and registrations: Retail and wholesale trades

Description: Establishes background check requirements for the sale and transfer of ammunition. Specifically, the bill prohibits a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from transferring ammunition to an unlicensed individual prior to submitting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. It also establishes penalties for violations. (Currently, background checks are required under these circumstances for the transfer of firearms, but not for ammunition.) Additionally, it prohibits an ammunition transfer between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals) unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer first takes possession of the ammunition to conduct a background check. However, this prohibition does not apply to certain ammunition transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.

Session: 117th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021


Companion Bill: HB2715


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2 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 2% (2 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 20, 2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced May 19 2021 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: Judiciary

Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call

There have not been any votes on this bill

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