Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $1,442,625)
The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007, P. L. 110-180 ("NIAA"), was initially signed into law by the President on January 8, 2008 (reauthorized by Title VI of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, P.L. 115-141). The NIAA 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 NIAA 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) intends to work in partnership with the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Louisiana District Attorneys Association to coordinate the development and the integration of the states various criminal justice information systems. Funds will be used to improve the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of mental health reporting and restriction data by upgrading the technology within the Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR), and conducting training of IT staff on the new LPOR system. The project will also focus on purchasing equipment to support the LPOR project.