H.R. 3626: To Extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 Years

H.R. 3626

To Extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 Years

Date
December 3, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the House will consider H.R. 3626, a bill to Extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 Years, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced by Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) on December 2, 2013 and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill Summary

H.R. 3626 extends the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for an additional 10 years.

Background

The Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 made it unlawful for any person to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer, or receive any firearm that: (1) after removal of grips, stocks, and magazines, is not detectable by a walk-through metal detector as a security exemplar; or (2) any firearm with major components that does not generate an accurate image of the component’s shape before standard airport imaging technology.[1]

The original legislation had a 10-year sunset clause, which was extended by five years in 1998 and ten years in 2003.  The law is set to expire on December 9, 2013.  

Cost

A formal CBO score is currently unavailable.  This legislations contains no expenditures.

Additional Information

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