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146th General Assembly
House Bill # 48 w/HA 1, HA 2 + SA 1

Primary Sponsor: Longhurst Additional Sponsor(s):    Sen. Sokola Reps. Barbieri Bolden Heffernan Jaques Keeley Miro Mitchell Osienski Schooley Schwartzkopf Scott B. Short D.E. Williams D.P. Williams Sens. Henry Marshall McDowell Peterson Sorenson
CoSponsors: { NONE...}
Introduced on : 03/10/2011
Long Title:AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 11, 16 AND 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO REPORTING PERSONS PROHIBITED FROM POSSESSING FIREARMS AND THE NATIONAL CRIMINAL INSTANT BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM ("NICS").
Synopsis:
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Improvement Act of 2007 was enacted by Congress in response to the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy. Among other things, it requires states to provide certain information to the federal National Instant Criminal Background Check System (“NICS”) database about persons prohibited from possessing firearms, including mentally ill individuals. Delaware is one of only 10 states that have provided no information on mentally ill individuals to the federal database.

This bill would help remedy that problem by authorizing state agencies to provide such information to NICS. It also creates a federally mandated “relief from disabilities” program, which allows individuals adjudicated as mentally ill to once again become eligible for gun ownership by showing they are not likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety. Once the new system is established, the bill will also abolish the state’s existing firearms transaction program, which will be duplicative.



Current Status: Signed   On   07/13/2011
Volume Chapter78:137
Date Governor acted:07/13/2011
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Fiscal Notes/Fee Impact:Not Required
Amendments: HA 1 to HB 48 - Passed
HA 2 to HB 48 - Passed
SA 1 to HB 48 - Passed
Committee Reports:
House Committee Report 03/30/11 F=0 M=9 U=0---->Committee Report
Senate Committee report 05/11/11 F=0 M=4 U=0----->Committee Report
Voting Reports:
House vote: () Passed 4/12/2011 4:42:53 PM------->Voting Record
Senate vote: () Passed 5/31/2011 4:40:25 PM------->Voting Record
House vote: () Passed 6/2/2011 5:00:07 PM------->Voting Record
Engrossed Version:
Engrossment------->Engrossment
Actions History:
Jul 13, 2011 - Signed by Governor
Jun 02, 2011 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 36 YES 0 NO 2 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 31, 2011 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 11 YES 8 NO 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 31, 2011 - Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 20 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT 0 VACANT
May 31, 2011 - Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
May 11, 2011 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Apr 14, 2011 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
Apr 12, 2011 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 39 YES 1 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Apr 12, 2011 - Amendment HA 2 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Apr 12, 2011 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Apr 12, 2011 - Amendment HA 2 - Introduced in House
Mar 31, 2011 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Mar 30, 2011 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 9 On Its Merits
Mar 10, 2011 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
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