Public Law 115-8: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

By | June 28, 2018
Emblem of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Emblem of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Nullifies a rule that would have added certain individuals to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Official Summary

This joint resolution nullifies the “Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 rule finalized by the Social Security Administration on December 19, 2016. The rule implements a plan to provide to the National Instant Criminal History Background Check System the name of an individual who meets certain criteria, including that benefit payments are made through a representative payee because the individual is determined to be mentally incapable of managing them. (Current law prohibits firearm sale or transfer to and purchase or possession by a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective.)

Passed House
2017-02-02
Passed Senate
2017-02-15
Signed by President
2017-02-28
Became Public Law
2017-02-28

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]

Votes

Passed Senate: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?&congress=115&session=1&vote=00066

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll077.xml

Related bill:  HR 5225 (Has not yet passed the House)

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