Text: H.R.57 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 57


To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2017

Ms. Jackson Lee introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to report to the Congress semiannually on the number of firearms transfers resulting from the failure to complete a background check within 3 business days, and the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. FBI REPORT ON FIREARMS TRANSFERS RESULTING FROM THE FAILURE TO COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK WITHIN 3 BUSINESS DAYS, AND THE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED AFTER IT IS DISCOVERED THAT A FIREARM TRANSFER HAS BEEN MADE TO A TRANSFEREE WHO IS INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A FIREARM.

Within 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and every 6 months thereafter, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a written report on—

(1) the number of proposed firearm transfers—

(A) about which a person licensed under chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, contacted the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act;

(B) with respect to which the system failed to respond to the licensee within 3 business days; and

(C) which were completed in the period covered by the report; and

(2) the procedures followed after it is discovered that a firearm transfer has been made to a transferee who is ineligible to receive a firearm.