H.R.4296: Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced April 25, 1994
  • Latest Major Action May 16, 1994

Bill Cosponsors

61 (59 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit the manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) as defined or listed under this Act. Sets penalties for violations and for use or possession of such a weapon during a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime. Requires the serial number of any such weapon manufactured after enactment of this Act to...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 103-489.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 273.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 416 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4296 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Providing for the consideration of the bill in the Committee of the Whole, and waiving all points of order against consideration of the bill. Bill is closed to amendments. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. All points of order against the committee amendment shall be waived. No amendment to the committee amendment and no other amendment shall be in order.
Rule H. Res. 416 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 416.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4296 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Providing for the consideration of the bill in the Committee of the Whole, and waiving all points of order against consideration of the bill. Bill is closed to amendments. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. All points of order against the committee amendment shall be waived. No amendment to the committee amendment and no other amendment shall be in order.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 416 and Rule XXIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Harold L. Volkmer to act as Chairman of the Committee for the first hour of general debate and the Honorable Kweisi Mfume for the second hour of general debate.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4296.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to recommit to Judiciary.
On motion to recommit Failed by voice vote.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 214 (Roll no. 156).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 426.
April 25, 1994

Introduced in the House by Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)

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