Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $660,000)
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 20 NARIP, the Idaho State Police will use funds to upgrade information and identification technologies for firearms eligibility determinations by replacing or installing one (1) new livescan device at each of the forty-four (44) local County booking stations throughout the state. This project will add to or enhance the current electronic system that provides accurate and up-to-date information directly related to checks under the NICS, including court disposition and corrections records. Included in this information are timely court orders and records of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence for inclusion in the state law enforcement database used to conduct NICS background checks. (CA/NCF)