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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Fix NICS Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a means by which nonresidents of a State whose residents may carry concealed firearms may also do so in the State.

Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
12/06/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 198 (Roll no. 663).(text: CR H9685-9688)
12/04/2017Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-433.
01/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (20)

Date Chamber All Actions
12/07/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/06/2017-4:43pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/06/2017-4:43pmHouseOn passage Passed by recorded vote: 231 - 198 (Roll no. 663). (text: CR H9685-9688)
12/06/2017-4:35pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 190 - 236 (Roll no. 662).
12/06/2017-4:07pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
12/06/2017-4:00pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (CA) motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the bill back to the House with an amendment to prohibit an individual who has been convicted of a violent crime within the preceding three years from possessing or carrying a concealed handgun in a State that by law prohibits a person from doing so on the basis of a conviction for such offense. The amendment also outlines what is considered a violent crime, and a conviction.
12/06/2017-4:00pmHouseMr. Thompson (CA) moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H9701)
12/06/2017-3:59pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12/06/2017-2:38pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 38.
12/06/2017-2:37pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 38 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
12/06/2017-2:37pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 645. (consideration: CR H9685-9703)
12/06/2017-2:25pmHouseRule H. Res. 645 passed House.
12/05/2017-4:36pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 645 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 38 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
12/04/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 320.
12/04/2017HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 115-433.
11/29/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 19 - 11.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/29/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/12/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/03/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
01/03/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (213)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13]* 01/03/2017
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 01/03/2017
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25]* 01/03/2017
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 01/04/2017
Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] 01/04/2017
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 01/04/2017
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 01/04/2017
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 01/04/2017
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 01/04/2017
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 01/05/2017
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 01/05/2017
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 01/05/2017
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 01/05/2017
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 01/05/2017
Rep. Taylor, Scott [R-VA-2] 01/05/2017
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 01/05/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 01/05/2017
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 01/05/2017
Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-4] 01/05/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 01/05/2017
Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] 01/05/2017
Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] 01/05/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 01/05/2017
Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large] 01/05/2017
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 01/05/2017
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 01/06/2017
Rep. Comer, James [R-KY-1] 01/06/2017
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 01/06/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 01/06/2017
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 01/06/2017
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 01/06/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 01/06/2017
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 01/06/2017
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4] 01/09/2017
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 01/09/2017
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1] 01/09/2017
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 01/09/2017
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 01/09/2017
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 01/09/2017
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 01/09/2017
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 01/09/2017
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 01/09/2017
Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rooney, Francis [R-FL-19] 01/10/2017
Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] 01/10/2017
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 01/10/2017
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 01/10/2017
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 01/10/2017
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 01/10/2017
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 01/10/2017
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 01/11/2017
Rep. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS-1] 01/11/2017
Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] 01/11/2017
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 01/11/2017
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 01/11/2017
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 01/12/2017
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 01/12/2017
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 01/12/2017
Rep. Mitchell, Paul [R-MI-10] 01/12/2017
Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] 01/12/2017
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 01/13/2017
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 01/13/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 01/13/2017
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 01/13/2017
Rep. Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10] 01/13/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 01/13/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 01/17/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 01/17/2017
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 01/17/2017
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 01/17/2017
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 01/20/2017
Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] 01/20/2017
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 01/23/2017
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] 01/23/2017
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 01/23/2017
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 01/23/2017
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 01/23/2017
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 01/23/2017
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19] 01/24/2017
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16] 01/24/2017
Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] 01/24/2017
Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] 01/24/2017
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 01/30/2017
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 01/30/2017
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 01/31/2017
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 02/01/2017
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 02/02/2017
Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] 02/03/2017
Rep. Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4] 02/09/2017
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 02/09/2017
Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] 02/15/2017
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 02/16/2017
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 02/17/2017
Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] 02/21/2017
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] 02/21/2017
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 02/24/2017
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 02/24/2017
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 02/27/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 02/28/2017
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 02/28/2017
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 02/28/2017
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 03/02/2017
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 03/02/2017
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 03/02/2017
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 03/02/2017
Rep. Bergman, Jack [R-MI-1] 03/02/2017
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 03/07/2017
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 03/07/2017
Rep. Weber, Randy K., Sr. [R-TX-14] 03/07/2017
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 03/07/2017
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 03/07/2017
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] 03/08/2017
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 03/08/2017
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 03/08/2017
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] 03/15/2017
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 03/17/2017
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 03/17/2017
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 03/21/2017
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 03/22/2017
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 03/28/2017
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 03/28/2017
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 03/28/2017
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 03/29/2017
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 04/06/2017
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] 04/06/2017
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 04/12/2017
Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] 04/27/2017
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] 05/01/2017
Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] 05/01/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 05/11/2017
Rep. Lewis, Jason [R-MN-2] 05/18/2017
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 06/06/2017
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 06/07/2017
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 06/08/2017
Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] 06/15/2017
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 06/15/2017
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 06/15/2017
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 06/23/2017
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 07/13/2017
Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] 07/13/2017
Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] 07/13/2017
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 07/14/2017
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 07/20/2017
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] 07/24/2017
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 07/26/2017
Rep. Handel, Karen C. [R-GA-6] 08/08/2017
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 09/01/2017
Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] 09/12/2017
Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] 09/12/2017
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 09/13/2017
Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] 11/15/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary01/03/2017 Referred to
11/29/2017 Markup by
12/04/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-433
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations01/12/2017 Referred to
Senate Judiciary12/07/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (12/06/2017)

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017


(Sec. 101) This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by any state or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence.

Additionally, the bill specifies that a qualified individual who lawfully carries or possesses a concealed handgun in another state: (1) is not subject to the federal prohibition on possessing a firearm in a school zone, and (2) may carry or possess the concealed handgun in federally owned lands that are open to the public.

(Sec. 102) This bill does not prohibit a law enforcement officer with reasonable suspicion of a violation of any law from conducting a brief investigative stop in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.

(Sec. 103) It specifies that certain retired and off-duty law enforcement officers who are authorized to carry concealed firearms are not subject to the federal prohibitions on possessing or discharging a firearm in a school zone.

(Sec. 104) It permits a federal judge to carry a concealed firearm in any state if the judge is not prohibited from receiving a firearm under federal law.


Fix NICS Act of 2017

(Sec. 202) 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.

(Sec. 203) The bill amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to modify the NICS Act Record Improvement Program (NARIP). Specifically, it:

  • establishes a domestic abuse and violence prevention initiative as a priority area for NARIP grant funding, and
  • creates a funding preference for states that establish an implementation plan and use grant funds to upload felony conviction and domestic violence records.

(Sec. 204) It amends the Crime Identification Technology Act of 1998 to modify the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP). Specifically, it:

  • specifies that facilitating full participation in the NICS, as an allowable use of NCHIP grant funds, includes increasing efforts to pre-validate felony conviction and domestic violence records to expedite eligibility determinations; and
  • permits the federal share of a grant to exceed 90% of program costs if a state complies with its implementation plan.

(Sec. 205) This section amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to:

  • direct the Department of Justice (DOJ), in coordination with each state or tribal government, to establish an implementation plan, including benchmarks, to maximize the automation and submission of mental health and criminal history records to the NICS;
  • require DOJ to conduct, and publish the results of, compliance determinations for state and tribal governments;
  • give preference to certain discretionary grant applicants that substantially comply with an implementation plan; and
  • require the NICS to notify law enforcement agencies when a firearm is transferred to a person who is subsequently determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm.

(Sec. 206) DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance must report to Congress on the use of bump stocks in the commission of crimes, including the number of instances and the types of firearms.

(Sec. 207) The bill authorizes appropriations for FY2018-FY2022 to carry out activities under this title.