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H.R. 1137 (115th): Collectible Firearms Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1137

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

(for himself, Ms. Cheney, and Mr. Babin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Collectible Firearms Protection Act.

2.

Amendments to Arms Export Control Act

(a)

In general

Section 38(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(b)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (B)—

(A)

in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting subparagraph (A)(i);

(B)

in clause (i), by striking Secretary of the Treasury and inserting Attorney General; and

(C)

by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following:

(ii)

the person seeking to export such firearms to the United States certifies to the Attorney General that the firearms are lawfully possessed under the laws of the exporting country.

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(D)

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, regulation, or Executive order, any such firearms described in subparagraph (B) may be imported into the United States by an importer licensed under the provisions of chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, without the importer or the person described in subparagraph (B)(ii)—

(i)

obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense for the transfer of such firearms by the person to the importer; or

(ii)

providing payment to the Department of State or the Department of Defense of any of the proceeds of the transfer of such firearms by the person to the importer.

.

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) apply to the importation of firearms described in section 38(b)(1)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act (as amended by subsection (a) of this section) on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.