S. 397 (109th): Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Introduced:

Feb 16, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 26, 2005.

Law:

Pub.L. 109-92

Sponsor:

Larry Craig

Senator from Idaho

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2005
Length: 9 pages

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, injunctive or other relief resulting from the misuse of their products by others.

Summary

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) is a United States law which protects firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products. However, both manufacturers and dealers can still be held liable for damages resulting from defective products, breach of contract, criminal misconduct, and other actions for which they are ...

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History

Feb 16, 2005
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 17, 2005
 
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.

Jul 29, 2005
 
Passed Senate

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

Oct 20, 2005
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 26, 2005
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about 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.

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