Title: Background Check Point of Contact Act of 2020
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Accounting and auditing: Business records: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Government information and archives: Law enforcement officers: Retail and wholesale trades: State and local government operations
Description: Authorizes the Department of Justice to make annual grants to an eligible state that establishes or maintains a point-of-contact system for a licensed firearms importer, manufacturer, or dealer to verify that a firearm sale or transfer would be lawful. To be eligible for such a grant, the state shall meet certain requirements related to the system, including (1) prohibiting a sale or transfer from being completed unless the parties to the transaction receive an approval from the system within 10 days of the start of the transaction; (2) operating a hotline for contacting the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), for use by licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers; and (3) publishing an annual report with certain information from the system and information substantially similar to the information found in a NICS operations report.
Session: 116th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Last Action Date: July 21, 2020
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1 sponsors: Madeleine Dean (D);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (1 of 435)
|House||Jul 21, 2020||Introduced in House|
|House||Jul 21, 2020||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Introduced||Aug 23 2020||federal link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Committee Name: Judiciary
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