There is one summary for H.R.989. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/06/1997)

Restricted Explosives Control Act of 1997 - Prohibits the distribution or receipt of restricted explosives without a Federal permit.

Defines "restricted explosives" to mean high explosives, blasting agents, detonators, and more than 50 pounds of black powder.

Requires applications for such permits to include the applicant's photograph and fingerprints, which shall be taken and transmitted to the Secretary of the Treasury by the chief law enforcement officer of the applicant's place of residence.