H.R. 1112 - Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 116-6 PDF

    Showing the text of H.R. 1112—Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 (as ordered reported by the Committee on the Judiciary)

    Text of H.R. 1112 PDF XML

    Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 (as reported)

    H. Rept. 116-12 PDF

    Report from the Committee on the Judiciary

Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 8-4 on Monday, February 25, 2019.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 145: 
Agreed to by record vote of 230-196, after agreeing to the previous question by record vote of 229-191, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

MANAGERS: Raskin/Lesko

1. Structured rule for H.R. 8.

2. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-5 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

9. Structured rule for H.R. 1112.

10. Provides one hour of general debate on the bill equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

11. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

12. Provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116-6 shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

13. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

14. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in part B of the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

15. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part B of the report.

16. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratIncludes, as part of the definition of "firearm" in 18 USC §921, parts designed or intended for use to convert a device into a firearm.Submitted
2Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratRequires that individuals must be 21 years of age to purchase a semiautomatic, centerfire rifle that has or can accept a magazine of more than five rounds, and provides an exemption for active duty military members and full-time law enforcement officers. Submitted
3Version 1Brown (MD)DemocratRequires the FBI to submit a report to Congress with recommendations on how to improve the FBI's public access line. Submitted
4Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanProvides notice to Homeland Security of prospective firearm transferees that are illegally or unlawfully in the United States. Submitted
5Version 2Rice, Tom (SC)RepublicanRevised Grants NICS examiners access to the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) when reviewing firearm transfers. Made In Order
6Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanRequires the Department of Justice Inspector General to submit a report to Congress on the number of NICS denials referred for investigation, the number of prosecutions resulting from denial investigations, and the number of firearms recovered by ATF following delayed NICS denials. Submitted
7Version 1Moore (WI)DemocratWithdrawn Prioritizes requests for petitions under the bill to pending sales that would occur in states that ban or require the surrender of weapons for individuals subject to certain protective court orders intended to protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking and who have determined by the court to present a credible physical threat. Makes it a crime for a prohibited buyer under 18 USC 922 to submit a petition under the bill.Withdrawn
8Version 1Schneider (IL), Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratRequires the FBI to report on the number of petitions it was not able to make a determination on within the 10-day period.Made In Order
9Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratAmends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to require the national instant criminal background check system to notify certain law enforcement agencies when a firearm is transferred to a person who is subsequently determined to be prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm.Submitted
10Version 2Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratLate Revised Requires GAO to submit a report to the Committee on the Judiciary, US Senate, and the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives analyzing the extent to which the new Section 922(t)(1)(B)(ii) of title 18, United States Code, added by H.R. 1112 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.Made In Order
11Version 1Collins, Doug (GA)RepublicanLate Establishes a deadline for final disposition of requests to correct records of the national instant criminal background check system. Requires an annual report to Congress on challenges to the NICS system. Expresses a sense of Congress affirming Second Amendment rights.Submitted
12Version 2Collins, Doug (GA)RepublicanLate Revised Allows an FFL who has contacted NICS to rely on information provided by NICS respecting a transfer for 60 days after the FFL’s initial date of contact. Revised
13Version 1Van Drew (NJ), Cunningham (SC)DemocratLate Allows an FFL who has contacted 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 after the transfer becomes legally permissible. Made In Order
14Version 1Roe (TN)RepublicanLate Clarify that a person shall not be considered to be “adjudicated” under Title 18 as a result of any determination by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under any laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under Title 38.Submitted
15Version 1Porter (CA), Moore (WI), Dean (PA), Fletcher (TX), Sherrill (NJ), Spanberger (VA), Underwood (IL), McBath (GA)DemocratLate 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. Made In Order