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H.R.2836: Explosive Materials Background Check Act

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Sponsor Peter T. King, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 7 (All Democrats)
Introduced July 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Explosive Materials Background Check Act - Amends federal criminal code provisions governing the importation, manufacture, distribution, and storage of explosive materials to: (1) include smokeless powder and black powder substitute within the definition of an "explosive" to which such provisions apply; (2) revise the definition of "manufacturer" to mean any person engaged in manufacturing (currently, in the business of manufacturing) explosive materials; and (3) delete the exemption for commercially manufactured black powder in quantities of less than fifty pounds.

Prohibits knowingly distributing explosive materials to any person who: (1) is subject to a court order (issued after a hearing meeting specified requirements) that restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or a child of such intimate partner or person or from engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.