Text: H.R.431 — 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. 431 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 431

   To restore certain authorities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives to administer the firearms laws, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 25, 2013

  Ms. Speier (for herself, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. 
    Cicilline, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Farr, Mr. 
 Grijalva, Ms. Norton, Mr. Holt, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Pingree of 
Maine, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. Schwartz, Ms. Slaughter, and Mr. Van Hollen) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
   To restore certain authorities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, 
Firearms, and Explosives to administer the firearms laws, and for other 
                               purposes.

    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 ``Gun Transparency and Accountability 
(Gun TRAC) Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. USE OF FIREARM TRACE INFORMATION IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the contents of the 
Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center 
of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shall not be 
immune from legal process, shall be subject to subpoena or other 
discovery, shall be admissible as evidence, and may be used, relied on, 
or disclosed in any manner, and testimony or other evidence may be 
permitted based on the data, on the same basis as other information, in 
a civil action in any State (including the District of Columbia) or 
Federal court or in an administrative proceeding.

SEC. 3. REQUIREMENT TO PRESERVE INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK 
              RECORDS FOR 90 DAYS.

    (a) In General.--Section 922(t)(2)(C) of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended by inserting ``after the 90-day period that begins 
with the date the system complies with subparagraphs (A) and (B),'' 
before ``destroy''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--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 ``for--'' and all that follows through 
        ``(1)''; and
            (2) by striking the semicolon and all that follows and 
        inserting a period.

SEC. 4. ELIMINATION OF LIMITATION ON IMPOSITION OF REQUIREMENT THAT 
              FIREARMS DEALERS TO CONDUCT PHYSICAL CHECK OF FIREARMS 
              INVENTORY.

    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 7th proviso.

SEC. 5. INCREASED PENALTIES FOR WILLFUL NONCOMPLIANCE WITH FIREARM 
              LICENSEE INVENTORY REPORTING ORDER.

    Section 924(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
    ``(8) Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this subsection, 
a person licensed under this chapter who willfully violates an 
inventory reporting order issued under section 923(g)(1) shall be fined 
under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.''.

SEC. 6. INELIGIBILITY FOR FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSE OF PERSON WHOSE 
              FIREARMS LICENSE HAS BEEN REVOKED.

    Section 923(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting after the 1st sentence the following: ``The Attorney General 
may not accept such an application from a person whose license issued 
under this chapter has been revoked.''.
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