|THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill)
H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 (Rep. Clyburn – Judiciary)
The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rice (SC) Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Gives NICS background check examiners access to additional information provided by the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) when reviewing firearm transfers.
Requires the FBI to annually report on the number of petitions concerning delayed transactions it was not able to make a determination on within the 10-day period.
Requires GAO to submit a report to the Congress analyzing the extent to which the bill prevents firearms from being transferred to prohibited persons. The report shall be issued 90 days after the 1 year, 3 years, and 5 years following the date of implementation of the law.
Requires a report analyzing the impact of this Act on the safety of victims of domestic violence, domestic abuse, dating partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Allows a licensed gun dealer who has contacted the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), and who was not notified that the transfer is legally permissible within 3 business days of the initial date of contact, to rely on information provided by NICS respecting a transfer for 25 days if and after the transfer becomes legally permissible.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Our people expect the best of us. They send us to take care of the people’s business, and those of us who take hold of that responsibility understand that’s what it’s really about.”
– The Honorable Clementa C. Pinckney