/ (B) When a court submits this information to SLED by court order, SLED shall transmit the court ordered information to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) established pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act of 1993, Pub. Law 103-159. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 6, by striking lines 5-8, and inserting:
/ Section 23-31-1040. (A) It is unlawful for a person who has been adjudicated as a mental defective by a court or who has been committed to a mental institution by a court to ship, transport, possess, or receive a firearm or ammunition.
(B) A person who violates this section is guilty of a f elony, and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
(C) In addition to the penalty provided in this section, the firearm or ammunition involved in the violation of this section must be confiscated. The firearm or ammunition must be delivered to the chief of police of the municipality or to the sheriff of the county if the violation occurred outside the corporate limits of a municipality. The law enforcement agency that receives the confiscated firearm or ammunition may use the firearm or ammunition within the agency, transfer the firearm or ammunition to another law enforcement agency for the lawful use of that agency, trade the firearm or ammunition with a retail dealer licensed to sell firearms or ammunition in this State for a firearm, ammunition, or any other equipment approved by the agency, or destroy the firearm or ammunition. A firearm or ammunition must not be disposed of in any manner until the results of any legal proceeding in which the firearm or ammunition may be involved are finally determined. If SLED seized the firearm or ammunition, SLED may keep the firearm or ammunition for use by SLED's forensic laboratory. Records must be kept of all confiscated firearms or ammunition received by the law enforcement agencies pursuant to this section. A law enforcement agency that receives a firearm or ammunition pursuant to this subsection may administratively release the firearm or ammunition to an innocent owner. If possession of the firearm or ammunition is necessary for legal proceedings, the firearm or ammunition must not be released to the innocent owner until the results of any legal proceedings in which the firearm or ammunition may be involved are finally concluded. Before the firearm or ammunition may be released, the innocent owner shall provide the law enforcement agency with proof of ownership and shall certify that the innocent owner will not release the firearm or ammunition to the person who has been charged with a violation of this subsection which resulted in the firearm or ammunition's confiscation. The law enforcement agency shall notify the innocent owner when the firearm or ammunition is available for release. If the innocent owner fails to recover the firearm or ammunition within thirty days after notification of the release, the law enforcement agency may maintain or dispose of the firearm or ammunition as otherwise provided in this subsection.
(D) At the time the person is adjudicated as a mental defective or is committed to a mental institution, the court shall provide to the person or the person's representative, as appropriate, a written form that conspicuously informs the person or the person's representative, as appropriate, of the provisions of this section. /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 8, by striking lines 6-15, and inserting:
SECTION 3. Courts required to submit information to SLED pursuant to this act concerning individuals who have been adjudicated as a mental defective by a court or who have been committed to a mental institution by a court shall, from the effective date of this act forward, submit court ordered information within five days from the filing of each order and in accordance with procedures developed as required by this act and have one year from this act's effective date to submit retroactive court ordered information on such individuals going back a minimum of ten years or, if records are not available as far back as ten years, as far back as records exist. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.