All Information (Except Text) for S.42 - Background Check Expansion Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 01/08/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/08/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|01/08/2019||Introduced in Senate|
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|01/08/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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|Senate Judiciary||01/08/2019||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (01/08/2019)
Background Check Expansion Act
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.