Senate Bill 2135
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Fix NICS Act of 2017
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Nov 15, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 15, 2017
Latest Action
Mar 14, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2135
Congress
115
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
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No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

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.

Text (1)
November 15, 2017
Actions (4)
03/14/2018
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
12/06/2017
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
11/15/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S7163-7265)
11/15/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 16, 2017 12:26:16 AM
Updated
Apr 16, 2021 8:41:59 PM