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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB4434

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Fix NICS Act of 2017

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Congressional oversight: Criminal justice information and records: Criminal procedure and sentencing: Domestic violence and child abuse: Employee performance: Federal officials: Firearms and explosives: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Government information and archives: Intergovernmental relations: State and local government operations: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Mental health

Description: Fix NICS Act of 2017 This bill amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to require each federal agency and department, including a federal court, to: certify whether it has provided to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm, and establish and substantially comply with an implementation plan to maximize record submissions and verify their accuracy. The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to: direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a state implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS; waive the grant match requirement under the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) for a state that complies with its implementation plan; reauthorize through FY2022 the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP); establish, as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative; and create a funding preference under the NARIP program for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records. It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to reauthorize through FY2022 the NCHIP program. If a state complies with its implementation plan, then the federal share of an NCHIP grant may exceed 90% of program costs.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

Last Action Date: December 13, 2017

Link: NA

Companion Bill: SB2135

Sponsors

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6 sponsors: Henry Cuellar (D); John Culberson (R); Elizabeth Esty (D); Ryan Costello (R); Pete Aguilar (D); Peter Roskam (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 1% (6 of 435)

History
Chamber Date Action
House Dec 13, 2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
House Nov 16, 2017 Introduced in House
House Nov 16, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Nov 23 2017 federal link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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