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S.374: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013

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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 Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Feb. 25, 2013
Latest Major Action March 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013 - Title I: Ensuring That All Individuals Who Should Be Prohibited From Buying A Gun Are Listed In The National Instant Criminal Background Check System - (Sec. 101) Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NICS Act) to eliminate from the records concerning persons who are prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm about which a state must submit estimates to the Attorney General for purposes of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System: (1) a record that identifies a person for whom an indictment has been returned for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or who is a fugitive from justice and for which a record of final disposition is not available; and (2) a record that identifies a person who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, a controlled substance. Directs the Attorney General to establish the applicable time period for the occurrence of events (currently, within the prior 20 years...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 12, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 25.
March 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
March 12, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.