H.R.332 - Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 01/22/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/22/2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: H.R.332 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/22/2013)
Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act - Prohibits a court from dismissing an action against a manufacturer, seller, or trade association for damages or relief resulting from an alleged defect or negligence with respect to a product, or conduct that would be actionable under state common or statutory law in the absence of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, on the basis that the action is for damages or relief from the criminal, unlawful, or volitional use of a qualified product.
Makes the contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) subject to subpoena or other discovery and admissible as evidence. Permits such contents to be used, relied on, or disclosed, and permits testimony or other evidence to be based on the data, on the same basis as other information in a civil action in any state or federal court or in an administrative proceeding.