H.R.1279 - Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 02/14/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/25/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1279 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/14/2019)
Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019
This bill authorizes the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to make grants to states, local governments, or gun dealers to conduct gun buyback programs. The BJA may distribute smart prepaid cards for use by a state, local government, or gun dealer to compensate individuals who dispose of firearms.
Additionally, the bill establishes a new criminal offense for using or accepting a smart prepaid card in the acquisition or transfer of a firearm or ammunition. A violator is subject to a fine, up to two years in prison, or both.