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H. Rept. 109-672 1 (2006-09-21)

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                     109TH CONGRESS                                          REPORT
                        2d Session     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES              109-672







                     BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS, AND EXPLO-
                       SIVES (BATFE) MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF
                       2006



                       SEPTEMBER 21, 2006.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the
                                     State of the Union and ordered to be printed



                         Mr. SENSENBRENNER, from the Committee on the Judiciary,
                                           submitted the following


                                              REPORT

                                                together with

                                            DISSENTING VIEWS

                                            [To accompany H.R. 5092]

                               [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                       The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the bill
                     (H.R. 5092) to modernize and reform the Bureau of Alcohol, To-
                     bacco, Firearms, and Explosives, having considered the same, re-
                     port favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that
                     the bill as amended do pass.
                       The amendment is as follows:
                       Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:
                     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
                     This Act may be cited as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explo-
                     sives (BATFE) Modernization and Reform Act of 2006.
                     SEC. 2. GRADUATED PENALTIES FOR CIVIL VIOLATIONS BY FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEES.
                     (a) IN GENERAL.-Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by strik-
                     ing subsections (e) and (f) and inserting the following:
                     (e)(1)(A) If the Attorney General determines that a licensee under this section
                     has willfully violated any provision of this chapter or any regulation prescribed
                     under this chapter, the Attorney General may-
                          (i) if the violation is of a minor nature, or if the violation is that the licensee
                        has failed to have secure gun storage or safety devices available at any place
                        in which firearms are sold under the license to persons who are not licensees
                        (except because of theft, casualty loss, consumer sales, back orders from a man-
                        ufacturer, or any other similar reason beyond the control of the licensee)-
                        49-006

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