Federal - HR 4477

A bill to enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (official title to be confirmed).

Introduced

November 29, 2017

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A bill to enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (official title to be confirmed).

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 9

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  • Dec. 5, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Judiciary Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-437Congressional Record p. H9663

  • Nov. 29, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Bump Stocks Study
      Handel, R-Ga. —

    Amendment that would direct the attorney general to conduct a study, and report the findings to Congress, on the number of instances in which a bump stock was used in the commission of a crime and on the type of firearms in which a bump stock was used.

    Amendment that would direct the attorney general to conduct a study, and report the findings to Congress, on the number of instances in which a bump stock was used in the commission of a crime and on the type of firearms in which a bump stock was used.

    Adopted 12-10.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Validation of Records
      Cicilline, D-R.I. —

    Amendment that would require the head of any federal agency that has a record of any person receiving or possessing armor piercing ammunition to pre-validate, on a quarterly basis, the contents of a prohibiting record by using the Identification for Firearms Sales flag or Brady Indicator for persons who have been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. It also would require federal agencies to make such records available in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index.

    Amendment that would require the head of any federal agency that has a record of any person receiving or possessing armor piercing ammunition to pre-validate, on a quarterly basis, the contents of a prohibiting record by using the Identification for Firearms Sales flag or Brady Indicator for persons who have been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. It also would require federal agencies to make such records available in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Index.

    Withdrawn.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Effectiveness Evaluation
      Swalwell, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would direct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the legislation and to report to Congress, within five years of the bill's enactment, the results of the study and recommendations to improve the data in the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System.

    Amendment that would direct the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the legislation and to report to Congress, within five years of the bill's enactment, the results of the study and recommendations to improve the data in the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System.

    Withdrawn.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Biennial Assessment
      Swalwell, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would require the attorney general, every two years, to assess the actions required by the legislation in improving the National Instant Criminal Background System.

    Amendment that would require the attorney general, every two years, to assess the actions required by the legislation in improving the National Instant Criminal Background System.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Law Enforcement Notification
      Cicilline, D-R.I. —

    Amendment that would require licensed firearms dealers, importers or manufacturers to notify law enforcement if a firearm is sold or transferred to an individual who is later determined to be prohibited from owning a firearm.

    Amendment that would require licensed firearms dealers, importers or manufacturers to notify law enforcement if a firearm is sold or transferred to an individual who is later determined to be prohibited from owning a firearm.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Authorization of Appropriations
      Goodlatte, R-Va. —

    Amendment that would authorize $100 million annually in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System Improvement Program and the National Criminal History Improvement Program.

    The amendment also would authorize $31 million annually in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice.

    Amendment that would authorize $100 million annually in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System Improvement Program and the National Criminal History Improvement Program.

    The amendment also would authorize $31 million annually in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022 for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Accelerated Fire Device
      Cicilline, D-R.I. —

    Amendment that would ban, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, the sale, manufacture, or possession of a trigger crank, a bump-five device, or any part, combination of parts or accessory that is designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle, but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine-gun.

    Amendment that would ban, within 180 days of the bill's enactment, the sale, manufacture, or possession of a trigger crank, a bump-five device, or any part, combination of parts or accessory that is designed to accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic rifle, but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machine-gun.

    Ruled not germane. Note: <p>Rep. Steve Chabot, R- Ohio, raised a point of order that the amendment was not germane.</p>

    Nov. 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: National Instant Background Checks — Vote to Report

    Require the head of each federal department of agency to submit written certification twice a year to the attorney general indicating that they are in compliance with the collection of data and reporting of individuals who are prohibited under federal law from selling, transferring or possessing a firearm.

    It would require the head of each federal department or agency in coordination with the attorney general, within one year of the bill's enactment, to establish a plan to ensure maximum coordination and automated reporting or information that may deem an individual unable to purchase or possess a firearm.

    It also would require the attorney general to published on the website of the Justice Department and provide to Congress, the name of each federal department or agency that has failed to submit an implementation plan and prohibits any bonus pay for agency heads that are out compliance.

    It would authorize $100 million annually for the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System the National Criminal History Improvement Program in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022.

    It also would authorize $31 million annually for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022.

    It would create a domestics abuse and violence prevention initiative within the National Act Record Improvement Program grants to identify and upload all felony conviction records and domestic violence records. It also would give federal grant preference to states who fully comply with data collection and reporting of data to the NICS.

    It would require the attorney general, within one year of the bill's enactment, in coordination with the states and tribal governments, to establish for each state, a plan to ensure maximum coordination and automation of the reporting requirements under current law.

    It also would require the attorney general, within 180 days of the bill's enactment to prepare and submit to Congress a report on the use of bump stocks in the commission of a crime.

    Require the head of each federal department of agency to submit written certification twice a year to the attorney general indicating that they are in compliance with the collection of data and reporting of individuals who are prohibited under federal law from selling, transferring or possessing a firearm.

    It would require the head of each federal department or agency in coordination with the attorney general, within one year of the bill's enactment, to establish a plan to ensure maximum coordination and automated reporting or information that may deem an individual unable to purchase or possess a firearm.

    It also would require the attorney general to published on the website of the Justice Department and provide to Congress, the name of each federal department or agency that has failed to submit an implementation plan and prohibits any bonus pay for agency heads that are out compliance.

    It would authorize $100 million annually for the National Instant Criminal Background Checks System the National Criminal History Improvement Program in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022.

    It also would authorize $31 million annually for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice in fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2022.

    It would create a domestics abuse and violence prevention initiative within the National Act Record Improvement Program grants to identify and upload all felony conviction records and domestic violence records. It also would give federal grant preference to states who fully comply with data collection and reporting of data to the NICS.

    It would require the attorney general, within one year of the bill's enactment, in coordination with the states and tribal governments, to establish for each state, a plan to ensure maximum coordination and automation of the reporting requirements under current law.

    It also would require the attorney general, within 180 days of the bill's enactment to prepare and submit to Congress a report on the use of bump stocks in the commission of a crime.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) 17-6.
  • Nov. 29, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 9

    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Cuellar, (D-Texas)Richmond, (D-La.)
    Comstock, (R-Va.)Esty, (D-Conn.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Costello, (R-Pa.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Titus, (D-Nev.)
  • Nov. 29, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H9515