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HR 1025 - Brady Handgun Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Elton Gallegly voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-159 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -

Title: Brady Handgun Bill

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (238-187) - (Key vote)

Title: Brady Handgun Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that requires a five day waiting period before the purchase of a handgun so that a background check on the purchaser can be performed.

Highlights:
  • States that it is illegal to sell or transfer a gun to an individual who does not have a permit without completing a background check or five business days elapsing.
  • Directs the Attorney General to establish a national instant criminal background check system within five years of enactment.
  • Requires the purchaser of a firearm to provide a statement that he or she is not under indictment or convicted of a crime, a fugitive from justice, addicted or unlawful user of a controlled substance, "mentally defective" or been committed to a mental institution, dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services, an undocumented individual or renounced American citizenship to the local chief law enforcement officer.
  • Authorizes the sale of a handgun if the life of purchaser or his or her families' life is in danger, as certified by the chief law enforcement officer in the area where the purchaser lives.
  • Exempts gun transfers from these requirements when the background checks are impractical due to the number of law enforcement officers, the lack of telecommunications facilities or the remoteness of a business.
  • Authorizes $100 million in grants per year to improve and upgrade criminal records.
  • Prohibits the transferor of the handgun from disclosing any private information he or she receives through the background check to anyone besides the transferee.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to destroy background check information on an individual within 20 business days.
  • Stipulates that no local government or federal employee can be liable for failure to prevent the transfer of a firearm to an individual who is not lawfully allowed to receive a firearm or for preventing the transfer of a firearm to an individual who can lawfully receive a firearm.
  • Allows an individual who is wrongly denied a firearm to take action in order to correct the false information and get the transfer of the firearm approved.
  • Sets penalties for violating the background check requirements of up to a $1,000 fine, up to one year imprisonment or both.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (63-36) - (Key vote)

Title: Brady Handgun Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a five day waiting period before the purchase of a handgun for four years to allow completion of a background check of the purchaser.

Highlights:
  • States that it is illegal to sell or transfer a gun to an individual who does not have a permit without completing a background check or five business days elapsing.
  • Directs the Attorney General to establish a national instant criminal background check system within five years of enactment.
  • Requires the purchaser of a firearm to provide a statement that he or she is not under indictment or convicted of a crime, a fugitive from justice, addicted or unlawful user of a controlled substance, "mentally defective" or been committed to a mental institution, dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services, an undocumented individual or renounced American citizenship to the local chief law enforcement officer.
  • Authorizes the sale of a handgun if the life of purchaser or his or her families' life is in danger, as certified by the chief law enforcement officer in the area where the purchaser lives.
  • Exempts gun transfers from these requirements when the background checks are impractical due to the number of law enforcement officers, the lack of telecommunications facilities or the remoteness of a business.
  • Authorizes $100 million in grants per year to improve and upgrade criminal records.
  • Prohibits the transferor of the handgun from disclosing any private information he or she receives through the background check to anyone besides the transferee.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to destroy background check information on an individual within 20 business days.
  • Stipulates that no local government or federal employee can be liable for failure to prevent the transfer of a firearm to an individual who is not lawfully allowed to receive a firearm or for preventing the transfer of a firearm to an individual who can lawfully receive a firearm.
  • Allows an individual who is wrongly denied a firearm to take action in order to correct the false information and get the transfer of the firearm approved.
  • Sets penalties for violating the background check requirements of up to a $1,000 fine, up to one year imprisonment or both.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (238-189) - (Key vote)

Title: Brady Handgun Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires a five-day waiting period before the purchase of a handgun or until a criminal background check on the purchaser is completed, whichever is earlier.

Highlights:
  • States that it is illegal to sell or transfer a gun to an individual who does not have a permit without completing a background check or five business days elapsing.
  • Directs the Attorney General to establish a national instant criminal background check system within five years of enactment.
  • Requires the purchaser of a firearm to provide a statement that he or she is not under indictment or convicted of a crime, a fugitive from justice, addicted or unlawful user of a controlled substance, "mentally defective" or been committed to a mental institution, dishonorably discharged from the Armed Services, an undocumented individual or renounced American citizenship to the local chief law enforcement officer.
  • Authorizes the sale of a handgun if the life of purchaser or his or her families' life is in danger, as certified by the chief law enforcement officer in the area where the purchaser lives.
  • Exempts gun transfers from these requirements when the background checks are impractical due to the number of law enforcement officers, the lack of telecommunications facilities or the remoteness of a business.
  • Authorizes $100 million in grants per year to improve and upgrade criminal records.
  • Prohibits the transferor of the handgun from disclosing any private information he or she receives through the background check to anyone besides the transferee.
  • Requires law enforcement officers to destroy background check information on an individual within 20 business days.
  • Stipulates that no local government or federal employee can be liable for failure to prevent the transfer of a firearm to an individual who is not lawfully allowed to receive a firearm or for preventing the transfer of a firearm to an individual who can lawfully receive a firearm.
  • Allows an individual who is wrongly denied a firearm to take action in order to correct the false information and get the transfer of the firearm approved.
  • Sets penalties for violating the background check requirements of up to a $1,000 fine, up to one year imprisonment or both.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Brady Handgun Bill

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. Andrews (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bacchus (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Bateman (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony C. Beilenson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen Delich Bentley (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lucien E. Blackwell (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Bryant (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eva M. Clayton (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Coyne (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron De Lugo (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Butler Derrick (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman DeValois 'Norm' Dicks (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Dick' Durbin (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor H. 'Vic' Fazio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric D. Fingerhut (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd H. Flake (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. Foglietta (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold E. Ford Sr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. Ford (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Gejdenson (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Glickman (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry B. Gonzalez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel E. 'Dan' Hamburg (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul B. Henry (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Hoagland (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George J. Hochbrueckner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Hughes Sr. (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew 'Andy' Jacobs Jr. (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry A. Johnston (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph P. 'Joe' Kennedy II (MA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald D. 'Jerry' Kleczka (WI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert C. Klein (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott L. Klug (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. LaFalce (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick A. Lazio (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David S. Mann (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Ann McKinney (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carrie P. Meek (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kweisi Mfume (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Y. Mineta (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John 'Joseph' Moakley (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald M. Payne (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Francis 'Jack' Reed (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Sangmeister (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David E. Skaggs (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis Stokes (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerry E. Studds (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Synar (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Esteban Edward Torres (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter R. Tucker III (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Anacletus Underwood (GU - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce F. Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig A. Washington (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin Luther 'Mel' Watt (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Wheat (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Wyden (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sidney R. Yates (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
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