Fix NICS Act of 2017

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Fix NICS Act of 2017
Great Seal of the United States
Introduced in115th United States Congress
Introduced on11/16/2017
Sponsored byHenry Cuellar (D-TX)
Number of co-sponsors4
Legislative history
Fix NICS Act of 2017
Great Seal of the United States
Introduced in115th United States Congress
Introduced on11/29/2017
Sponsored byJohn Culberson (R-TX)
Number of co-sponsors9
Legislative history
Fix NICS Act of 2017
Great Seal of the United States
Introduced in115th United States Congress
Introduced on11/15/2017
Sponsored byJohn Cornyn (R-TX)
Number of co-sponsors23
Legislative history

The Fix NICS Act of 2017 is a United States federal law passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 signed as Pub.L.115-141 by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018.[1] The law applies penalties to government agencies for not reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). It was introduced in the 115th United States Congress in the wake of the Sutherland Springs church shooting.

Provisions[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

The House bill contains a provision requiring the United States Justice Department to report on the number of times a bump stock was used in a crime, but does not put any restrictions on bump stocks.[2]

Senate[edit]

The Senate bill contains no provision on bump stocks. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled on December 6, 2017, for a hearing on regulating bump stocks.[2]

Legislative history[edit]

Congress Short title Bill number(s) Date introduced Sponsor(s) # of cosponsors Latest status
115th Congress Fix NICS Act of 2017 H.R. 4434 11/16/2017 Henry Cuellar
(D-TX)
4 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (as of 11/16/2017)
H.R. 4477 11/29/2017 John Culberson
(R-TX)
9 Passed the United States House Committee on the Judiciary by a vote of 17-6 (as of 11/29/2017)
S. 2135 11/15/2017 John Cornyn
(R-TX)
23 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary (as of 11/15/2017)

See Also[edit]

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Highlights from the omnibus spending bill". Raycom News Network. Tucson News Now. March 24, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mike DeBonis (November 29, 2017). "House panel votes to expand right to carry concealed guns in victory for NRA". Washington Post.