Week ending February 3, 2017, 2017
H.J.Res.40 – 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.
The Resolution expresses disapproval of rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
The Rule disapproved of:
These final rules implement provisions of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA) that require Federal agencies to provide relevant records to the Attorney General for inclusion in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Under these final rules, we will identify, on a prospective basis, individuals who receive Disability Insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act (Act) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments under title XVI of the Act and who also meet certain other criteria, including an award of benefits based on a finding that the individual’s mental impairment meets or medically equals the requirements of section 12.00 of the Listing of Impairments (Listings) and receipt of benefits through a representative payee. We will provide pertinent information about these individuals to the Attorney General on not less than a quarterly basis.
As required by the NIAA, at the commencement of the adjudication process we will also notify individuals, both orally and in writing, of their possible Federal prohibition on possessing or receiving firearms, the consequences of such prohibition, the criminal penalties for violating the Gun Control Act, and the availability of relief from the prohibition on the receipt or possession of firearms imposed by Federal law.
Finally, we also establish a program that permits individuals to request relief from the Federal firearms prohibitions based on our adjudication.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] (Introduced 01/30/2017
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 235 – 180 (Roll no. 77)
Motion to recommit:
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On Passage: The resolution passed by a vote of 57–43.
COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Data not available
Pay-as-you-go requirements: Data not available
Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available
Dynamic Scoring: Data not available
Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
Duplication of programs: Data not available
Direct Rule-Making: Data not available
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Budget Authority: Data not available
Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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