Text: H.R.1728 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 1728 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1728

 To repeal certain appropriations riders that limit the ability of the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the 
                         Federal firearms laws.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 25, 2013

  Mr. Rangel introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
 To repeal certain appropriations riders that limit the ability of the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to administer the 
                         Federal firearms laws.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Enforce Existing Gun Laws Act''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS RIDERS THAT LIMIT THE ABILITY 
              OF THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND 
              EXPLOSIVES TO ADMINISTER THE FEDERAL FIREARMS LAWS.

    (a) Prohibition on Consolidation or Centralization in the 
Department of Justice of Firearms Acquisition and Disposition Records 
Maintained by Federal Firearms Licensees.--The matter under the heading 
``Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and 
Expenses'' in title I of division B of the Consolidated and Further 
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 
112-55; 125 Stat. 609-610) is amended by striking the 1st proviso.
    (b) Prohibition on Imposition of Requirement That Firearms Dealers 
Conduct Physical Check of Firearms Inventory.--The matter under the 
heading ``Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries 
and Expenses'' in title II of division B of the Consolidated and 
Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) is 
amended by striking the 5th proviso.
    (c) Requirement That Instant Check Records Be Destroyed Within 24 
Hours.--Section 511 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 922 note; Public Law 112-55; 125 
Stat. 632) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``--'' and all that follows through 
        ``(1)''; and
            (2) by striking the semicolon and all that follows and 
        inserting a period.
    (d) Limitations Relating to Firearms Trace Data.--
            (1) Tiahrt amendments.--
                    (A) The matter under the heading ``Bureau of 
                Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and 
                Expenses'' in title I of division B of the Consolidated 
                and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 
                U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 112-55; 125 Stat. 609-610) 
                is amended by striking the 6th proviso.
                    (B) The 6th proviso under the heading ``Bureau of 
                Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and 
                Expenses'' in title II of division B of the 
                Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (18 U.S.C. 923 
                note; Public Law 111-117; 123 Stat. 3128-3129) is 
                amended by striking ``beginning in fiscal year 2010 and 
                thereafter'' and inserting ``in fiscal year 2010''.
                    (C) The 6th proviso under the heading ``Bureau of 
                Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and 
                Expenses'' in title II of division B of the Omnibus 
                Appropriations Act, 2009 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public 
                Law 111-8; 123 Stat. 574-576) is amended by striking 
                ``beginning in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter'' and 
                inserting ``in fiscal year 2009''.
                    (D) The 6th proviso under the heading ``Bureau of 
                Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and 
                Expenses'' in title II of division B of the 
                Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (18 U.S.C. 923 
                note; Public Law 110-161; 121 Stat. 1903-1904) is 
                amended by striking ``beginning in fiscal year 2008 and 
                thereafter'' and inserting ``in fiscal year 2008''.
                    (E) The 6th proviso under the heading ``Bureau of 
                Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and 
                Expenses'' in title I of the Science, State, Justice, 
                Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 
                (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 109-108; 119 Stat. 
                2295-2296) is amended by striking ``with respect to any 
                fiscal year''.
                    (F) The 6th proviso under the heading in title I of 
                division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 
                (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 108-447; 118 Stat. 
                2859-2860) is amended by striking ``with respect to any 
                fiscal year''.
            (2) Prohibition on processing of freedom of information act 
        requests about arson or explosives incidents or firearm 
        traces.--Section 644 of division J of the Consolidated 
        Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (5 U.S.C. 552 note; 117 Stat. 
        473-474) is repealed.
    (e) Prohibition on Use of Firearms Trace Data To Draw Broad 
Conclusions About Firearms-Related Crime.--
            (1) Section 514 of division B of the Consolidated and 
        Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) 
        is repealed.
            (2) Section 516 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
        Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-55; 125 Stat. 633) is 
        repealed.
    (f) Prohibitions Relating to ``Curios or Relics'' and Importation 
of Surplus Military Firearm.--
            (1) The matter under the heading ``Bureau of Alcohol, 
        Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and Expenses'' in 
        title II of division B of the Consolidated and Further 
        Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) is 
        amended by striking the 1st proviso.
            (2) Section 519 of division B of the Consolidated and 
        Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) 
        is repealed.
    (g) Prohibition on Denial of Federal Firearms License Due to Lack 
of Business Activity.--The matter under the heading ``Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives--Salaries and Expenses'' in 
title II of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) is amended by striking the 
6th proviso.
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