Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $1,390,181)
The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, Pub. L. 110-180 ("NICS Improvement Act"), was signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008. The NICS Improvement Act amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 ("the Brady Act") (Pub. L. 103-159), under which the Attorney General established the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). The Brady Act requires Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to contact the NICS before transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person for information on whether the proposed transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm under state or federal law. The NICS Improvement Act authorizes grants to be made in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP).
Under this award, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet will transfer funds to the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) to meet the technological and personnel needs that have been identified as necessary components to facilitate successful transmission of mental health information from the Commonwealth courts to the KSP. Completion of the proposed project will enable the KSP to begin submission of mental health information to the NICS. (CA/NCF)