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01-19-2011, 10:02 AM
What is the status on this bill? Has it been signed into law? I know it passed the House back in July.

01-19-2011, 10:04 AM
According to the first result of a google search, no, it did not.

01-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Hmmmm..not according to the NRA...


NRA-Backed "Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act of 2010" Passes U.S. House

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fairfax, Va. -- Today, by a margin of 307-113, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to amend the federal definition of protected “household goods” to include firearms on the list of items that cannot be seized by creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding.

NRA-supported H.R. 5827, offered by U.S. Representative John Boccieri (OH-16), would ensure that a person who files for bankruptcy would not lose the constitutionally- protected means of protecting themselves and their families. The bill sets a cap of $3,000 on the value of a firearm collection eligible for the protection, so people in bankruptcy proceedings can continue to own serviceable firearms.

The Senate companion bill is S. 3654, sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

01-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Yes, it did pass the House, that's correct. I see nothing you posted indicating that it passed the Senate or was signed by the President. The House does not make law all on it's own.

01-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Your answer to all things HR is thomas.loc.gov
Did not pass the Senate. Leahy's S3654 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:SN03654:), the companion bill, also did not pass the Senate