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Proposed Federal Firearm Legislation SB2492

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Legislation Overview

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2018

Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Administrative remedies: Congressional oversight: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations: Intergovernmental relations: Law enforcement administration and funding: State and local government operations

Description: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2018 This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report certain information to state and local law enforcement authorities following a determination, by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, that a prospective firearm purchaser is a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is barred from receiving or possessing a firearm). DOJ must report annually on: (1) certain details regarding denied firearm purchases in each category of prohibited persons, and (2) the number of background check notices reported to states.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 5, 2018

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2492/all-info


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14 sponsors: Pat Toomey (R); Christopher Coons (D); Marco Rubio (R); Bill Nelson (D); John Cornyn (R); Tammy Duckworth (D); Lindsey Graham (R); Claire McCaskill (D); Susan Collins (R); Amy Klobuchar (D); Lamar Alexander (R); Doug Jones (D); David Perdue (R); Thomas Carper (D);

Percentage of Senate sponsoring bill: 14% (14 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Mar 5, 2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Mar 10 2018 federal link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Chamber: S

Committee Name: Judiciary

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