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HEART Act
Help End Assault Rifle Tragedies Act of 2016

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A bill to prohibit the transfer, loan, or other disposition of a machinegun or semiautomatic assault weapon to an individual under 16 years of age.


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Date Actions Overview
07/12/2016Introduced in Senate

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07/12/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 07/12/2016

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Senate Judiciary07/12/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/12/2016)

Help End Assault Rifle Tragedies Act of 2016 or the HEART Act

This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly transfer, loan, or dispose of a machinegun or semiautomatic assault weapon to an individual who is known or reasonably believed to be less than 16 years of age.

It defines the term "semiautomatic assault weapon."

A violator is subject to a fine, up to 10 years in prison, or both.