Text: H.R.5863 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/14/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5863


To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to require that firearms purchased with Byrne JAG funds be SMART guns, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 2016

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


A BILL

To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to require that firearms purchased with Byrne JAG funds be SMART guns, 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 “SMART Guns Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. SMART gun purchases with Byrne JAG funds.

Section 501(a) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act (42 U.S.C. 3751(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) LIMITATION ON PURCHASES OF FIREARMS.—

“(A) GENERAL LIMITATION.—To the extent practicable, any firearm purchased with amounts received under this part shall be a SMART gun.

“(B) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the term ‘SMART gun’ means a firearm that includes a safety feature that allows the firearm to fire only when activated by an authorized user.”.