Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $1,165,559)
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 Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) will use funds to: 1) develop and implement an "Intelligent Minute Entry" module for Louisiana District Courts' Case Management systems statewide to allow court clerks to enter case information once into the court's case management system which can then be used to generate the necessary documents for mental health adjudications, felony convictions (including probation and imprisonment) and other minute entries; 2) identify successes and impediments for the collection and reporting of the disposition and sentencing data for inclusion in Louisiana State Criminal History records and for reporting to NICS; and 3) continue to partially support the services of a Criminal Justice Policy Planner to coordinate NICS record improvement activities. (CA/NCF)