H.R. 2037 (107th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


May 25, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 25, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 8, 2002
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Act establishing the Department of Commerce to protect manufacturers and sellers in the firearms and ammunition industry from restrictions on interstate or foreign commerce.

Summary (CRS)

Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act - Prohibits in any Federal or State court a civil liability action brought by any person against a manufacturer or seller of a ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 25, 2001

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Sep 25, 2002
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2037”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


231 cosponsors (185R, 45D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1036 (108th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 9, 2003

S. 2268 (Related)
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2002

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