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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the development and use of technology for personalized handguns, to require that all handguns manufactured or sold in, or imported into, the United States incorporate such technology, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/04/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
06/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/05/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/04/2017Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/04/2017Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
05/04/2017Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/04/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary05/04/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice06/07/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations06/07/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce05/04/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade05/05/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (9)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Firearms and explosives
  • Law enforcement administration and funding
  • Manufacturing
  • Product safety and quality
  • Research administration and funding

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Introduced in House (05/04/2017)

Handgun Trigger Safety Act of 2017

This bill authorizes the National Institute of Justice to make grants to states or local governments, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, and institutions of higher education to develop technology for personalized handguns (i.e., technology that enables only an authorized user to fire a handgun).

The bill prohibits, subject to exceptions: (1) the manufacture of a handgun inside the United States that is not a personalized handgun, and (2) the distribution in commerce of a handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. It authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission and states to enforce violations, which are treated as violations under the Consumer Product Safety Act.

A manufacturer must, at an owner's request, retrofit a U.S.-manufactured handgun that is not a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun. The Department of Justice (DOJ) may use amounts from the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund to reimburse a manufacturer for the costs of retrofitting.

Finally, the bill amends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to modify the definition of "qualified product." Current law limits civil actions against a licensed manufacturer, dealer, or seller of a qualified product for injuries resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of the product. This bill specifies that a newly manufactured handgun is not a qualified product unless is it a personalized handgun or retrofitted personalized handgun.