H.R.8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 01/08/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-11|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/04/2019 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There have been 4 roll call votes|
This bill has the status Passed House
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- Passed Senate
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Summary: H.R.8 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/03/2019)
Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019
This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals).
Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check.
The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.