S. 659 (108th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act


Mar 19, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 19, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Larry Craig

Senator from Idaho



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2003
Length: 9 pages

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H.R. 1036 (same title)
Passed House — Apr 9, 2003

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

3/19/2003--Introduced.Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act - Prohibits any qualified civil liability action from being brought in any State or Federal court and requires pending actions to be dismissed.Defines ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 19, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 659”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


54 cosponsors (44R, 10D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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S. 397 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 26, 2005

H.R. 1036 (Related)
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 9, 2003

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