To make unlawful the transfer or possession of assault weapons.
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Sponsor and status
Charles “Chuck” Schumer
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 16, 1994
Length: 26 pages
103rd Congress (1993–1994)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 5, 1994 but was never passed by the Senate.
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61 Cosponsors (59 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Apr 25, 1994
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Apr 28, 1994
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May 5, 1994
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 416 (103rd).
May 5, 1994
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 4296 (103rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4296. This is the one from the 103rd Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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