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S.729: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 10 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 16, 2013
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Bill Summary

Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act - Establishes within the Department of Justice (DOJ) the Felon and Fugitive Firearm Task Force to strengthen DOJ efforts to investigate and prosecute cases of convicted felons and fugitives who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm.

Requires the Task Force to provide direction for and recommendations to the Attorney General regarding such investigation and prosecution, including with respect to: (1) the allocation of DOJ resources; (2) enhancing cooperation among federal agencies and entities and among federal, state, and local authorities; (3) changes in rules, regulations, or policy to improve effectiveness; and (4) improvements through changes in rules, regulations, or policy.

Makes specified sums in the DOJ Assets Forfeiture Fund available for: (1) the investigation and prosecution of cases of convicted felons and fugitives who illegally attempt to purchase a firearm, and (2) the Task Force.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 39.
April 15, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.