H.R. 332: Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act

Introduced:
Jan 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
4% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Adam Schiff
Representative for California's 28th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 22, 2013
Length
6 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

10% chance of getting past committee.
4% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To provide victims of gun violence access to the same civil remedies as are available to those injured through other means.

Summary

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Cosponsors
24 cosponsors (24D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/22/2013--Introduced.
Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act - Prohibits a court from dismissing an action against a manufacturer, seller, or trade association for damages or relief resulting from an alleged defect or negligence with respect to a product, or conduct that would be actionable under state common or statutory law in the absence of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, on the basis that the action is for damages or relief from the criminal, unlawful, or volitional use of a qualified product.
Makes the contents of the Firearms Trace System database maintained by the National Trace Center of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) subject to subpoena or other discovery and admissible as evidence. Permits such contents to be used, relied on, or disclosed, and permits testimony or other evidence to be based on the data, on the same basis as other information in a civil action in any state or federal court or in an administrative proceeding.

House Republican Conference Summary

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