H.R.1708 - Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 03/23/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1708 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/23/2017)
Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a firearm purchase by or sale to a person who is not covered by a qualified liability insurance policy. Additionally, it requires the owner of a newly purchased firearm to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy.
A qualified liability insurance policy, with respect to a firearm purchaser, is a policy: (1) that covers the purchaser specifically for losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser, and (2) that is issued by an insurer licensed or authorized by the state in which the purchaser resides.
The prohibition does not apply to a firearm purchase or sale for the use of a federal, state, or local government.
A violator is subject to a fine.