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H.R. 2546 (114th): Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2015

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About the bill

The Firearm Risk Protection Act would mandate liability insurance coverage for gun buyers. It would impose a maximum fine of $10,000 on anyone without liability insurance who buys a firearm or possesses a firearm purchased after the enactment of the bill. It would also fine anyone who sells a gun to someone without insurance. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12) mentioned the bill in a recently issued press release responding to the Charleston shooting in South Carolina. The bill has been introduced in the House.

Sponsor and status

Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2015
Length: 3 pages
May 21, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


16 Cosponsors (16 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Maloney applauds Obama executive actions to improve background check system and encourage smart gun technology
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Sponsor) on Jan 5, 2016

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.1.15
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] on Jun 1, 2015

On Anniversary of Sandy Hook Shooting, Maloney, gun violence prevention advocates, and local electeds call on Congress to prevent gun violence
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Sponsor) on Dec 14, 2015

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May 21, 2015

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H.R. 2546 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2546. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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