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PA Bill Number: SB1018

Title: In practice and procedure, providing for child victims and witnesses.

Description: In practice and procedure, providing for child victims and witnesses. ...

Last Action: Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS

Last Action Date: May 22, 2024

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Federal Legislation Tagged With 'National Instant Check' Tag

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HB8126

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Default Proceed Sale Transparency Act

Description: To improve the procedures of the national instant criminal background check system in the case of firearm transfers by federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers before the completion of the related criminal background check, and to provide for annual reports on default firearm transfers.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2022

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HB6281

Session: 117th Congress

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2021

Description: To require the search and retention of certain records with respect to conducting criminal background checks, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2022

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HB5080

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Secure Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a person who fails to meet age and residential requirements from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving firearms and ammunition, to increase the penalties for transfer of a firearm to any person who is under indictment, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2022

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HB4804

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act

Description: To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to provide notification to relevant law enforcement agencies in the event that a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System determines that a person may not receive a firearm, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2022

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HB3820

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Firearm Due Process Protection Act

Description: To enforce the requirement that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System make a final disposition of requests to correct its records within 60 days, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: November 1, 2022

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HB3299

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Protecting Our Communities Act

Description: To help reduce gun violence through background checks and the National Firearms Act, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: November 9, 2021

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HB2715

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: To prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 19, 2021

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SB1237

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Jaime’s Law

Description: A bill to prevent the purchase of ammunition by prohibited purchasers.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

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SB1155

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence Act of 2021

Description: A bill to reform Federal firearms laws, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1985)

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

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SB529

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Expansion Act

Description: A bill to require a background check for every firearm sale.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

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SB591

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2021

Description: A bill to prohibit firearms dealers from selling a firearm prior to the completion of a background check.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 4, 2021

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HR188

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 842) to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1446) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee; and for other purposes.

Description: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 842) to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8) to require a background check for every firearm sale; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1446) to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee; and for other purposes.

Last Action: Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Last Action Date: March 8, 2021

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HB8

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: To require a background check for every firearm sale.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 390.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2022

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HB1446

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021

Description: To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to strengthen the background check procedures to be followed before a Federal firearms licensee may transfer a firearm to a person who is not such a licensee.

Last Action: Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 391.

Last Action Date: May 25, 2022

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SB183

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Terror Intelligence Improvement Act of 2021

Description: A bill to provide appropriate information to Federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies, pursuant to investigating terrorism, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 2, 2021

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HB1217

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act

Description: To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from transmitting certain information to the Department of Justice for use by the national instant criminal background check system.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Last Action Date: April 12, 2021

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HB135

Session: 117th Congress

Title: Accidental Firearms Transfers Reporting Act of 2021

Description: 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.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 1, 2021

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SB4068

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Background Check Completion Act of 2020

Description: Prohibits a licensed gun dealer from transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person prior to the completion of a background check. Current law permits a licensed gun dealer to transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person if a submitted background check remains incomplete after three business days.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: June 25, 2020

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SB3815

Session: 116th Congress

Title: National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Data Integrity Act of 2020

Description: Modifies requirements governing the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, it allows the NICS to retain records related to a firearms-related background check for as long as necessary to make a final determination of firearms eligibility. Additionally, it requires the NICS to query an additional database—the National Data Exchange—as part of a firearm-related background check.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 21, 2020

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HB4490

Session: 116th Congress

Title: To require the Inspector General, Department of Justice, to submit a report to the Congress on the number of firearm transaction denials issued by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that are referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives for investigation, the number of prosecutions resulting from such investigations, and the number of firearms recovered by the Bureau in cases in which such a denial was issued after the firearm was transferred.

Description: Requires the Office of the Inspector General in the Department of Justice to report to Congress on the number of (1) firearm transfer denials issued by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that are referred to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for investigation; (2) prosecutions resulting from such investigations; and (3) firearms recovered by the ATF in cases in which a denial was issued by the system after a firearm was transferred.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: October 28, 2019

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HB4199

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Safer Communities Act of 2019

Description: To protect individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: September 25, 2019

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HB3552

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Unlawful Gun Buyer Alert Act

Description: To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to provide notification to relevant law enforcement agencies in the event that a background check conducted by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System determines that a person may not receive a firearm, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: July 30, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1519

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2019

Description: A bill to address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 16, 2019

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SB1395

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Age 21 Act

Description: Raises the minimum age to purchase a large capacity ammunition feeding device or semiautomatic assault weapon from 18 to 21 years of age.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: May 9, 2019

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HB2319

Session: 116th Congress

Title: 21st Century NICS Act

Description: Modifies provisions governing the national instant criminal background check system (NICS). Specifically, it permits the NICS to query an additional database—the National Data Exchange—as part of a firearm-related background check.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 20, 2019

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SB875

Session: 116th Congress

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

Last Action: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Last Action Date: March 26, 2019

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HB1817

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Firearm Due Process Protection Act

Description: To enforce the requirement that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System make a final disposition of requests to correct its records within 60 days, and for other purposes.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: May 3, 2019

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HB1671

Session: 116th Congress

Title: NICS Denial Notification Act of 2019

Description: Requires the Department of Justice to notify state and local law enforcement authorities following a firearms-related background check that results in a denial.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: April 12, 2019

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HB1412

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Illegal Alien NICS Alert Act

Description: Requires the national instant criminal background check system to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and relevant state and local law enforcement agencies when the system indicates that a prospective firearm transferee is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.

Last Action Date: April 8, 2019

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HB1397

Session: 116th Congress

Title: Notify ICE Act

Description: Requires the national instant criminal background check system to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on the individuals determined to be ineligible to receive a firearm due to their illegal or unlawful presence in the United States.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: April 8, 2019

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HB1262

Session: 116th Congress

Title: 21 to Buy Act

Description: Generally prohibits a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, importer, or collector from selling or transferring a shotgun or rifle to an individual who is under 21 years of age.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019

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HB821

Session: 116th Congress

Title: NICS Review Act of 2019

Description: Revises the amount of time that the national instant criminal background check system retains certain information about an approved firearm transaction. Currently, identifying information about an approved firearm purchaser must be destroyed within 24 hours. requires identifying information about an approved firearm purchaser to be retained for at least 90 days before it can be destroyed.

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.

Last Action Date: March 25, 2019