A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to require a waiting period before the purchase of a handgun.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Jan 23, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on January 23, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Ohio
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1236 (101st).
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reintroduced Bill — Reported by Committee
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 414 (103rd).
S. 257 (102nd) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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