Text: H.R.1397 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/27/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1397


To require the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of firearm transfer denials by reason of illegal or unlawful presence in the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 27, 2019

Mr. Cline (for himself, Mr. Collins of Georgia, Mr. Buck, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Steube, Mr. Riggleman, Mr. Griffith, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Gohmert, Ms. Cheney, Mr. Roy, Mr. Stivers, and Mr. Scalise) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of firearm transfer denials by reason of illegal or unlawful presence in the United States.

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 “Notify ICE Act”.

SEC. 2. Notification to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of firearm transfer denials by reason of illegal or unlawful presence in the United States.

From time to time, the Attorney General shall transmit to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security a report which identifies each individual with respect to whom, during the period covered by the report, the national instant criminal background check system established under section 103 of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act has—

(1) notified a person licensed under chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, that the individual is ineligible to receive a firearm; and

(2) provided the notice because the information available to the system indicates that the individual is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.