SENATE BILL NO. 143–SENATORS ATKINSON, CANCELA,
CANNIZZARO, WOODHOUSE, PARKS; BROOKS, DENIS,
DONDERO LOOP, HARRIS, OHRENSCHALL, RATTI, SCHEIBLE
FEBRUARY 11, 2019
JOINT SPONSORS: ASSEMBLYMEN FRIERSON, YEAGER, BILBRAYAXELROD; ASSEFA, BACKUS, COHEN, DURAN, FLORES,
FUMO, GORELOW, JAUREGUI, MARTINEZ, MCCURDY,
MILLER, MONROE-MORENO, NGUYEN, PETERS, SPIEGEL,
SPRINKLE, SWANK, THOMPSON, TORRES AND WATTS
Referred to Committee on Judiciary
SUMMARY—Repeals, revises and reenacts provisions relating to
background checks for certain sales or transfers of
firearms. (BDR 15-755)
FISCAL NOTE: Effect on Local Government: No.
Effect on the State: Yes.
EXPLANATION – Matter in bolded italics is new; matter between brackets [omitted material] is material to be omitted.
AN ACT relating to firearms; repealing, revising and reenacting
provisions relating to background checks for certain sales
or transfers of firearms; prohibiting a fee from being
charged for certain background checks; requiring a
licensed dealer of firearms to conduct a background check
before a private party sale or transfer in certain
circumstances; providing a penalty; and providing other
matters properly relating thereto.
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:
Existing law concerning background checks for the sale or transfer of firearms is contained in The Background Check Act, which was proposed by an initiative petition and approved by the voters at the 2016 General Election. (NRS 202.2531-202.2543) Pursuant to the Nevada Constitution, as an initiative petition approved by the voters, The Background Check Act is not subject to legislative amendment or repeal until after November 22, 2019. (Nev. Const. Art. 19, § 2) To date, The Background Check Act has not been implemented because the Attorney General