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Proposed Federal Gun Legislation HB4477

  this is an anti-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: Drug trafficking and controlled substances: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Employee performance: Federal officials: Firearms and explosives: Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management: Government information and archives: Intergovernmental relations: Mental health: State and local government operations

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. DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance must report to Congress on the number of times that a bump stock has been used in the commission of a crime.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 322.

Last Action Date: December 5, 2017

Link: NA


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10 sponsors: John Culberson (R); Henry Cuellar (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Pete Aguilar (D); Ryan Costello (R); Jackie Speier (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Michael McCaul (R); Barbara Comstock (R); Dina Titus (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 2% (10 of 435)

Chamber Date Action
House Dec 5, 2017 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-437.
House Dec 5, 2017 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 322.
House Nov 29, 2017 Introduced in House
House Nov 29, 2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
House Nov 29, 2017 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Nov 29, 2017 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 6.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 6 2017 federal link bill text
Introduced Dec 1 2017 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time


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