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


Feb 16, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 26, 2005

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


Pub.L. 109-92


Larry Craig

Senator from Idaho



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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.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1806 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 3, 2003

H.R. 800 (Related)
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 25, 2005

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 397” means this is a Senate 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.


Feb 16, 2005
Reported by Committee
Feb 17, 2005
Passed Senate
Jul 29, 2005
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Passed House
Oct 20, 2005
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 26, 2005


61 cosponsors (49R, 12D) (show)
Jul 26, 2005 12:53 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 66/32
Jul 29, 2005 5:11 p.m.
Bill Passed 65/31
Oct 20, 2005 11:53 a.m.
Passed 283/144

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