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H.R. 3826: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 18, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3826

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Bost, Mr. Meuser, Mr. Banks, and Mr. Bilirakis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from transmitting certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act.

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Prohibition on Secretary of Veterans Affairs transmittal of certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system

(a)

In general

Chapter 55 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 5501A the following new section:

5501B.

Prohibition on transmittal of certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system

The Secretary may not transmit to any entity in the Department of Justice, for use by the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, personally identifiable information of a beneficiary, solely on the basis of a determination by the Secretary to pay benefits to a fiduciary for the use and benefit of the beneficiary under section 5502 of this title, without the order or finding of a judge, magistrate, or other judicial authority of competent jurisdiction that such beneficiary is a danger to themselves or others.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 55 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 5501A the following new item:

5501B. Prohibition on transmittal of certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system.

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