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1 H.R. 2708, Disarm Hate Act 1 (October 22, 2019)

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October 22, 2019


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H.R. 2708 would  make it a federal crime to sell a firearm or ammunition to a person who has
been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime or who has received an enhanced sentence for
such a crime. The bill also would ban those people from shipping, possessing, or receiving
firearms or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce.

Current law requires federally licensed firearms dealers to request background checks on
buyers through a system operated by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Implementing
H.R. 2708 would  require DOJ to update certain forms, expand case tracking systems, and
enhance computer  networks to enforce the new restrictions on firearms purchases. Using
information from DOJ, CBO   estimates that it would cost about $2 million over the 2020-
2021 period for the department to implement H.R. 2708. Such spending would be subject to
the availability of appropriated funds.

People who  violate the bill's provisions could be subject to criminal fines. Criminal fines are
recorded as revenues, deposited in the Crime Victims Fund, and later spent without further
appropriation action. CBO expects that any additional revenues and associated direct
spending would not be significant because relatively few additional cases would probably be
affected by the bill.

H.R. 2708 would  impose private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates
Reform  Act (UMRA)   on firearms dealers and certain individuals convicted of hate crimes.

                See also CBO's Cost Estimates Explained, www.cbo.gov/publication/54437;
  How CBO Prepares Cost Estimates, www.cbo.gov/publication/53519; and Glossary, www.cbo.gov/publication/42904.

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