Title: Visa Waiver Program Firearms Clarification Act of 2015
Subject: Firearms and explosives: Immigration status and procedures: Travel and tourism: Visas and passports: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Visa Waiver Program Firearms Clarification Act of 2015 The bill amends the federal criminal code to modify the eligibility of certain foreign nationals to purchase and possess firearms in the United States. Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to or possession by a foreign national (i.e., alien) who is: (1) unlawfully present in the United States, or (2) lawfully present under a nonimmigrant visa (e.g., tourist visa). The prohibitions do not apply in certain circumstances.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8164)
Last Action Date: November 19, 2015
Companion Bill: HB4135
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12 sponsors: Richard Durbin (D); Kirsten Gillibrand (D); Cory Booker (D); Mazie Hirono (D); Richard Blumenthal (D); Sherrod Brown (D); Edward Markey (D); Sheldon Whitehouse (D); Angus King (I); Jeff Merkley (D); Christopher Murphy (D); Barbara Boxer (D);
Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 12% (12 of 100)
|Senate||Nov 19, 2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8164)|
|Introduced||Nov 25 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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