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Illinois SJR 30 - Background Check Task Force

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.

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South Carolina H 4212 - 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.

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Maryland HB 786 - Firearm Omnibus

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.

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Illinois HB 888 - Social Media Checks

Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Department of State Police shall conduct a search of the purchasers' social media accounts available to the public to determine if there is any information that would disqualify the person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that each applicant for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card shall furnish to the Department of State Police a list of every social media account.

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New York A 2690 - Waiting Periods

Establishes a waiting period before a firearm, shotgun or rifle may be delivered to a person; requires either the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) or its successor has issued a "proceed" response to the licensee, or thirty calendar days have elapsed since the date the licensee, seller, transferor or dealer contacted NICS to initiate a national instant criminal background check and NICS has not notified the licensee, seller, transferor or dealer that the transfer of the firearm, rifle or shotgun to such person should be denied

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Oregon SB 501 - Firearms Omnibus

Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. Specifies

qualifications for permit and manner of applying for permit. Creates procedures for appealing denial

of permit. Punishes receipt of firearm without valid permit by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment,

$6,250 fine, or both.

Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or

in locked container. Punishes failure to secure firearm by maximum of 30 days’ imprisonment, $1,250

fine, or both.

Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to report to law enforcement agency loss or

theft of firearm within 24 hours. Punishes failure to report loss or theft by maximum of 30 days’

imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both.

Prohibits possession of magazine with capacity to hold more than five rounds of ammunition.

Provides that person in possession of such magazine must sell or otherwise dispose of magazine

within 180 days of effective date of Act. Punishes unlawful possession of magazine capable of holding

more than five rounds by maximum of 364 days’ imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.

Requires criminal background check before transfer of ammunition. Restricts ammunition receipt to 20 rounds within 30-day period.

Prohibits transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party until latter of 14 days or Department

of State Police has determined that recipient is qualified to receive firearm.

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