Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $494,943)
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 19 NARIP, the Nebraska State Patrol will use funds for the following personnel and projects:
1) Continued funding for the NICS Program Manager as well as funding for an additional Crime Analyst position. 2) Funding to research and ensure the accuracy of nearly 20,000 identified historical misdemeanor crime of domestic violence records from the past seven (7) years for potential entry into the NICS Indices is necessary. 3) Fund the development of an automated reporting solution similar to that of the existing system for misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence to ensure felony convictions are available at the national level. 4) Continued funding for the Douglas County Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Manager, associated projects, and two crime analysts to support improved submissions of protection orders to NCIC.