H.R.427: Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Mike Quigley, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 19 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 25, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act - Directs the Attorney General to promulgate regulations that require each firearm manufactured in the United States to be marked with a serial number that is located inside the firearm's receiver or that is visible only in infrared light, in addition to the serial number mark otherwise required.

Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) prohibit national instant criminal background check system records about a prospective firearm transferee from being destroyed until after 180 days after the system assigns and provides a firearms licensee with a unique identification number for the transfer, and (2) repeal provisions prohibiting appropriated funds from being used for any system that does not require the destruction of any identifying information submitted for a transferee within 24 hours after the system advises a licensee that the transferee's receipt of a firearm is not prohibited.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Jan. 25, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.