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NICS Denial Notification Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the reporting to State and local law enforcement authorities of cases in which the national instant criminal background check system indicates that a firearm has been sought to be acquired by a prohibited person, so that authorities may pursue criminal charges under State law, and to ensure that the Department of Justice reports to Congress on prosecutions secured against prohibited persons who attempt to acquire a firearm.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/28/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
01/09/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
11/28/2017Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/28/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (27)


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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary11/28/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations01/09/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/28/2017)

NICS Denial Notification Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report certain information to state and local law enforcement authorities following a determination, by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, that a prospective firearm purchaser is a prohibited person (i.e., a person who is barred from receiving or possessing a firearm).

DOJ must report annually on: (1) certain details regarding denied firearm purchases in each category of prohibited persons, and (2) the number of background check notices reported to states.