The 2019 Nevada legislative session was historic in terms of its diversity of representation, with women holding majorities in both chambers of a state legislature for the first time in the nation’s history.
But lawmakers made even more history by passing a number of bills that will improve the lives of Nevadans, including new laws on gun safety. These measures, some of which passed with bipartisan support, had been strongly supported by progressive activists for years.
Requiring background checks for commercial firearms sales.
Creates the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Compliance Task Force, which is charged with the following duties: (1) identify gaps in reporting structures and procedures, (2) develop strategies and recommendations for addressing those gaps, (3) conduct audits of records currently held by the Department of State Police, clerks of the circuit court, mental health agencies, and other relevant agencies or governmental bodies, (4) identify and recommend technological advancements to enhance the exchange of information and provide more accountability, and (5) identify potential grants and other methods of funding to ensure better coordination with the State of Illinois and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
Firearm sales; transfers; background checks
Define Necessary Terms, To Require That No Gun Transfer Preceded By A Criminal Background Check May Proceed, Unless The Criminal Background Check Has Concluded That The Sale May Proceed, Or Until At Least Five Days Have Passed From The Initiation Of The Background Check And The National Instant Criminal Background Check System Has Not Reported That The Sale Would Violate State Or Federal Law, And To Provide For Criminal Penalties For Violations Of This Article; And To Provide For The Sun Setting Of The Five-day Background Check Provisions Upon The Full Implementation Of The Reporting Requirements Of This Act But Not Later Than Two Years From The Effective Date Of The Act.
Relative to firearms.
Universal Background Checks for Firearm Purchasers
Providing that a person who is not a certain licensee may not complete the transfer of a certain rifle or shotgun as transferor or transferee, except under certain circumstances; requiring, before a certain transfer is conducted, the transferor and transferee to meet jointly with a certain licensee and request that the licensee facilitate the transfer; requiring a licensee to take certain actions when facilitating a transfer; etc.