H.R. 339: Fairness in Firearm Testing Act

Introduced:
Jan 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Phil Gingrey
Representative for Georgia's 11th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 22, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 126 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011

 
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

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% 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 require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

House Ways and Means

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1/22/2013--Introduced.
Fairness in Firearm Testing Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to make a video recording of the entire process of its examination and testing of an item for the purpose of determining whether the item is a firearm (and if so, the type of firearm) or ammunition. Bars ATF from editing or erasing any such recording.
Directs ATF to make available a digital video disc that contains a copy of the recording:
(1) at the request of a person who claims an ownership interest in such item, and
(2) to a defendant in a criminal proceeding involving such item.
Provides that an item which ATF has determined is a firearm or ammunition shall not be admissible as evidence unless:
(1) ATF has complied with the requirements of this Act to make its digital video disc available, or
(2) such compliance has been waived in writing by the person against whom the item is offered as evidence.

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