Title: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2015
Subject: Crimes against property: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Judicial procedure and administration: Mental health: Crime and law enforcement
Description: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2015 This bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to revise an eligibility condition for a state to receive a grant under the NICS Act Record Improvement Program and a waiver of the grant match requirement under the National Criminal History Improvement Program. Specifically, it directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a four-year state implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the National Instant Criminal Back Check System (NICS). DOJ must reduce the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance (JAG) Program funding for a state that fails to comply with benchmarks. The 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation disqualifying records of persons prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm. It amends the federal criminal code and the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to define the terms "adjudicated as a mental defective" and "committed to a mental institution." The bill extends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act background check requirements to a transfer of a firearm between private parties by prohibiting such a transfer unless a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer has first taken possession of the firearm for the purpose of submitting a background check. A gun owner must report a lost or stolen firearm to DOJ and local law enforcement authorities within 48 hours of discovery.
Session: 114th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: September 28, 2015
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110 sponsors: Jackie Speier (D); Lois Capps (D); Michael Capuano (D); John Carney (D); David Cicilline (D); Katherine Clark (D); Elijah Cummings (D); Keith Ellison (D); Lois Frankel (D); Marcia Fudge (D); Janice Hahn (D); Steve Israel (D); Joseph Kennedy (D); James Langevin (D); John Larson (D); Barbara Lee (D); Alan Lowenthal (D); Stephen Lynch (D); Carolyn Maloney (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Bill Pascrell (D); Chellie Pingree (D); Mike Quigley (D); Adam Schiff (D); Brad Sherman (D); Albio Sires (D); Louise Slaughter (D); Niki Tsongas (D); Chris Van Hollen (D); John Garamendi (D); John Conyers (D); James Himes (D); David Price (D); Raul Grijalva (D); Betty McCollum (D); Jim McDermott (D); Earl Blumenauer (D); Sam Farr (D); Donald Payne (D); Frank Pallone (D); Kathy Castor (D); Gwen Moore (D); Doris Matsui (D); Seth Moulton (D); Don Beyer (D); Nydia Velazquez (D); Brendan Boyle (D); Janice Schakowsky (D); William Keating (D); Danny Davis (D); Cedric Richmond (D); Eric Swalwell (D); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Jose Serrano (D); Bonnie Coleman (D); Ed Perlmutter (D); Chaka Fattah (D); Michael Honda (D); Jerrold Nadler (D); Susan Davis (D); Jared Huffman (D); Ruben Gallego (D); Donna Edwards (D); Gerald Connolly (D); Julia Brownley (D); Nita Lowey (D); Daniel Lipinski (D); Mark Takano (D); Ted Lieu (D); Elizabeth Esty (D); Grace Napolitano (D); Loretta Sanchez (D); Eliot Engel (D); James McGovern (D); Bobby Rush (D); Steve Cohen (D); Charles Rangel (D); Judy Chu (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Alcee Hastings (D); Mark Takai (D); Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); John Yarmuth (D); Paul Tonko (D); Tony Cardenas (D); Rosa DeLauro (D); Juan Vargas (D); Eddie Johnson (D); Tammy Duckworth (D); Theodore Deutch (D); Luis Gutierrez (D); Alma Adams (D); Michael Doyle (D); Donald Norcross (D); Kathleen Rice (D); Joseph Crowley (D); Joe Courtney (D); Patrick Murphy (D); Gregory Meeks (D); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D); Grace Meng (D); Sean Maloney (D); Linda Sanchez (D); Jerry McNerney (D); Lucille Roybal-Allard (D); Alan Grayson (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Frederica Wilson (D); David Jolly (R); Zoe Lofgren (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 25% (110 of 435)
|House||Sep 28, 2015||Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.|
|House||Jul 29, 2015||Introduced in House|
|House||Jul 29, 2015||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Aug 11 2015||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
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