H.R. 1036 (108th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


Feb 27, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 9, 2003 but was never passed by the Senate.


Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2003
Length: 10 pages

See Instead:

S. 1805 (same title)
Failed Senate — Mar 2, 2004

S. 1806 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Nov 3, 2003

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit civil liability actions from being brought or continued against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, or importers of firearms or ammunition for damages resulting from the misuse of their products by others.

Summary (CRS)

4/9/2003--Passed House amended.(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on April 7, 2003.The summary of that version is repeated here.)Protection of Lawful Commerce in ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 27, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 3, 2003
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 9, 2003
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1036”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


250 cosponsors (206R, 44D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Apr 9, 2003 3:48 p.m.
Failed 148/278
Apr 9, 2003 3:56 p.m.
Failed 134/289
Apr 9, 2003 4:04 p.m.
Failed 144/280
Apr 9, 2003 5:48 p.m.
Passed 285/140

Related Bills

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H.R. 2037 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 25, 2002

H.R. 800 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 25, 2005

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