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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 4864: Anti-Terrorism Explosives Act of 2002   [open pdf - 17KB]

"H.R. 4864 would require all purchasers of explosives to obtain permits from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and would direct that agency to perform background checks on persons who work with explosives. The bill also would require manufacturers and importers of explosive materials or ammonium nitrate to furnish samples and other information to the ATF. Finally, H.R. 4864 would expand the current prohibitions on possession of explosives and would establish new federal crimes for offenses relating to misuse of explosives. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4864 would cost about $190 million over H.R. 4864 would require all purchasers of explosives to obtain permits from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and would direct that agency to perform background checks on persons who work with explosives. The bill also would require manufacturers and importers of explosive materials or ammonium nitrate to furnish samples and other information to the ATF. Finally, H.R. 4864 would expand the current prohibitions on possession of explosives and would establish new federal crimes for offenses relating to misuse of explosives."

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2002-08-09
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