A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Junior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2019
Length: 4 pages
What legislators are saying
Oct 25, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 2009 (115th).
Jan 8, 2019
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 2, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 529.
S. 42 (116th) 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 S. 42. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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