Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $494,662)
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 the FY 2019 NARIP, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) will use funds to continue the progress made with the technical personnel assigned to administering and maintaining the EDMS in order to ensure that all mental health adjudication orders are entered into NICS Indices in the time specified by the S.C. Code of Laws.
Additionally, SLED will also use funds for enhancements to its current Electronic Document Management System (EDMS). The first enhancement for NICS Reports and NICS Reindexing will provide the capability to create reports for the NICS Unit Manager. The Reindexing enhancements will allow for some of the errors that occur to be fixed in the Reindexing screen and would resend the corrected transmission file. The second enhancement will give the EDMS administrator the ability to configure new automated documents and setup workflow processes for these documents. This will help ensure that the EDMS system, which is SLEDs electronic point of entry into the NICS system, has pivotal additional functionality and features.