H.R. 661: Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Feb 13, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 661

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2013

(for herself, Mr. Moran, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Farr, Ms. Pingree of Maine, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Honda, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Roybal-Allard, and Mr. Fattah) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To repeal certain impediments to the administration of the firearms laws.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act.

2.

Findings

The Congress finds as follows:

(1)

The Tiahrt Amendments severely limit the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) to disclose crime gun trace data to the public.

(2)

The Tiahrt Amendments prevent the collection of valuable information, and the establishment of effective policies to prevent illegal guns.

(3)

Having effective policies to prevent illegal gun trafficking makes our families and communities safer.

(4)

The Tiahrt Amendments impede enforcement of the gun laws by requiring most background check records to be destroyed within 24 hours, and by barring the government from requiring annual inventory audits by owners of gun shops

(5)

Repealing the Tiahrt Amendments would support law enforcement efforts and give the public vital information needed to craft the most effective policies against illegal guns.

3.

Repeal of certain limitations on the use of database information of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

(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 Explosives—Salaries 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 2008 and thereafter and inserting in fiscal year 2008.

(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.

(f)

The 6th proviso under the heading in title I of division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (18 U.S.C. 923 note; Public Law 108–447; 118 Stat. 2859–2860) is amended by striking with respect to any fiscal year.

4.

Repeal of limitation on imposition of requirement that firearms dealers to conduct physical check of firearms inventory

The matter under the heading Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—Salaries 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.

5.

Repeal of requirement to destroy instant criminal background check records within 24 hours

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.