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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Fix NICS Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To enforce current law regarding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/16/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
12/13/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/16/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/16/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]* 11/16/2017
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 12/11/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary11/16/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations12/13/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/16/2017)

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.