H.R.5544 - Terrorist Screening Database Improvement Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Jolly, David [R-FL-13] (Introduced 06/21/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/06/2016 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5544 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/21/2016)
Terrorist Screening Database Improvement Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to prohibit a firearms sale or transfer to an individual whose name appears in the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).
The national instant criminal background check system (i.e., the NICS database) must notify the Department of Justice (DOJ) when a licensed gun dealer requests a background check on a prospective gun buyer whose name appears on the TSDB. DOJ must comply with notice requirements. An individual may bring a civil action in federal court seeking removal from the TSDB.
Additionally, the NICS database must notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation if a licensed gun dealer requests a background check on a prospective gun buyer who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation.