US HB3214 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 40-0)
Status: Introduced on June 11 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-06-28 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act This bill removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions. 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. Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.

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Title

Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-06-28HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
2019-06-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-06-11HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB1779 (Related) 2019-06-11 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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