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Missouri NICS Record Improvement

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $1,119,490)

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 Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) will work with the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) and the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services (MOPS) to implement improved criminal history record capture procedures in Missouri courts, prosecutors' offices, and law enforcement agencies.

OSCA will use funds to upgrade the court's Justice Information System to initiate and dispose of criminal and probate court case information.

MOPS will use funds to install the Karpel Case Management System in the remaining 16 prosecutors' offices throughout the state.

MSHP will expand the state's AFIS and purchase and install livescan devices to ensure that accurate and complete criminal history information is electronically transmitted to the FBI for inclusion in the national databases.


Date Created: September 12, 2013