H.R. 1642 (112th): Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act


Apr 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mike Quigley

Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011
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About the bill

Full Title

To prevent the illegal sale of firearms.

Summary (CRS)

4/15/2011--Introduced.Trafficking Reduction and Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act - Directs the Attorney General to require each firearm manufactured in the United States to be marked with a serial number that is ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 15, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1642”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 427 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2013

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