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S Amdt 4751 - Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016 - Key Vote

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Bernie Sanders voted Nay (Cloture Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (53-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on an amendment to HR 2578 that amends the background check system for gun purchases.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that NICS stands for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “relevant federal records” as any record demonstrating that a person is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies that no later than 45 days after the enactment of this act the Attorney General will issue guidance regarding a submission of the relevant federal records of NICS (Sec. 4).

  • Defines “psychiatric hospital” as a mental health facility or hospital that provides diagnoses or treatment by licensed professionals of mental illness, including a psychiatric ward in a general hospital (Sec. 5).

  • Authorizes that within a year of enactment date of this act, the Attorney General shall instruct the Director of the National Institutes of Justice to conduct and report to congress a peer-reviewed study to examine sources and causes of mass shootings, including, but not limited to (Sec. 9):

    • Psychological factors; and

    • Impact of violent video games.

Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2016

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