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Counterterror Alert Act of 2017

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A bill to require that certain information relating to terrorism investigations be included in the NICS database, and for other purposes.


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01/09/2017Introduced in Senate

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01/09/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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Senate Judiciary01/09/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/09/2017)

Counterterror Alert Act of 2017

This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to include in the national instant criminal background check system (i.e., the NICS database) information about an individual who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation.

A federal department or agency must submit to DOJ information about such individual.

Additionally, if a licensed gun dealer requests a background check on a prospective gun buyer who is or has been under a federal terrorism investigation, then the NICS database must notify the appropriate division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the request and the pending firearm transfer.