H.R.3214 - Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 06/11/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/28/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: H.R.3214 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/11/2019)
Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act
This bill removes limitations on the civil liability of gun manufacturers and the disclosure of gun trace data in civil actions.
Specifically, the bill repeals the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which prohibits civil actions against a firearm or ammunition manufacturer, seller, importer, dealer, or trade association for damages resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse of a firearm.
Additionally, the bill states that firearms trace data maintained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is not immune from legal process. Such data is subject to discovery; is admissible as evidence; and may be used, relied on, or disclosed in a civil action or administrative proceeding.