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H.R. 1112: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

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To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Clyburn

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Feb 8, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Feb 28, 2019

This bill passed in the House on February 28, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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Position statements

What legislators are saying

130+ Democratic House Members Urge Senate Action on House-Passed Bills in Wake of Deadly Shootings
    — Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD8] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 20, 2019

Spanberger Calls on U.S. Senate Majority Leader McConnell to Bring Bipartisan Background Checks Legislation to a Vote
    — Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7] on Nov 21, 2019

Loopholes Are Costing Lives But McConnell Will Not Allow Fixes
    — Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27] on Nov 24, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 1112 will be negligible.

History

Feb 8, 2019
 
Introduced

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Feb 13, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Feb 22, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Feb 28, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1112 is 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.

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