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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB1779

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

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

Subject: Law: Civil actions and liability: Firearms and explosives: Manufacturing: Product safety and quality

Description: Removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers. Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.

Session: 116th Congress

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

Last Action Date: June 11, 2019

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/1779/all-info

Sponsors

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16 sponsors: Richard Blumenthal (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Dianne Feinstein (D); Edward Markey (D); Robert Menendez (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Bernard Sanders (I); Jack Reed (D); Kamala Harris (D); Richard Durbin (D); Patty Murray (D); Amy Klobuchar (D); Benjamin Cardin (D); Tim Kaine (D); Thomas Carper (D); Chris Van Hollen (D);

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

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 11, 2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 18 2019 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

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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