A bill 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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Idaho. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2003
Length: 9 pages
108th Congress (2003–2004)
This bill was introduced on March 19, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
54 Cosponsors (44 Republicans, 10 Democrats)
Passed House (Senate next) — Apr 9, 2003
Mar 19, 2003
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Oct 26, 2005
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 397 (109th).
S. 659 (108th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 659. This is the one from the 108th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, S. 659, 108th Cong. (2003).
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