H.R. 427: Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 25, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 427

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 25, 2013

(for himself, Ms. Chu, Ms. Norton, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Lee of California, and Mr. Moran) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To prevent the illegal sale of firearms, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Trafficking Reduction And Criminal Enforcement (TRACE) Act .

2.

Regulatory requirement to mark firearms with second, hidden serial number

Within 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall promulgate final regulations that require each firearm manufactured in the United States on or after the effective date of the regulation, to be marked with a serial number that is located inside the receiver of the firearm or that is visible only in infrared light, in addition to the serial number with which the firearm is otherwise required by law to be marked.

3.

Requirement to preserve instant criminal background check records for 180 days

(a)

In general

Section 922(t)(2)(C) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the 180-day period that begins with the date the system complies with subparagraphs (A) and (B), before destroy.

(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 511 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 922 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 632) is amended—

(1)

by striking for— and all that follows through (1); and

(2)

by striking the semicolon and all that follows and inserting a period.

(c)

Regulations

Within 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall prescribe regulations to implement the amendments made by this section.

4.

Requirement that licensed firearms dealers conduct physical check of their firearms business inventory

(a)

In general

Section 923(g) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(8)

Each licensee shall conduct a physical check of the firearms inventory of the business of the licensee licensed under this chapter, in accordance with regulations which shall be prescribed by the Attorney General.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

The matter under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesSalaries and Expenses in title I of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 609–610) is amended by striking the 7th proviso.

(c)

Regulations

Within 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall prescribe regulations to implement section 923(g)(8) of title 18, United States Code.

5.

Elimination of limitations on use of gun trace information

(a)

The matter under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesSalaries and Expenses in title I of division B of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 112–55; 125 Stat. 609–610) is amended by striking the 6th proviso.

(b)

The 6th proviso under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesSalaries and Expenses in title II of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 111–117; 123 Stat. 3128–3129) is amended by striking beginning in fiscal year 2010 and thereafter and inserting in fiscal year 2010.

(c)

The 6th proviso under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesSalaries and Expenses in title II of division B of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 111–8; 123 Stat. 574–576) is amended by striking beginning in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter and inserting in fiscal year 2009.

(d)

The 6th proviso under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesSalaries and Expenses in title II of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 110–161; 121 Stat. 1903–1904) is amended by striking beginning in fiscal year 2009 and thereafter and inserting in fiscal year 2009.

(e)

The 6th proviso under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesSalaries and Expenses in title I of the Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 109–108; 119 Stat. 2295–2296) is amended by striking with respect to any fiscal year.