A bill to permit Amtrak passengers to safely transport firearms and ammunition in their checked baggage.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Mississippi. Republican.
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2009
Length: 3 pages
Aug 6, 2009
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S. 1638 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1638. This is the one from the 111th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Amtrak Secure Transportation of Firearms Act, S. 1638, 111th Cong. (2009).
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