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[121 STAT. 2567]
[121 STAT. 2567]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–180—JAN. 8, 2008

121 STAT. 2567

to mental institutions to assist the Attorney General in enforcing section 922(g)(4) of title 18, United States Code. (d) PRIVACY PROTECTIONS.—For any information provided to the Attorney General for use by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, relating to persons prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under section 922(g)(4) of title 18, United States Code, the Attorney General shall work with States and local law enforcement and the mental health community to establish regulations and protocols for protecting the privacy of information provided to the system. The Attorney General shall make every effort to meet with any mental health group seeking to express its views concerning these regulations and protocols and shall seek to develop regulations as expeditiously as practicable. (e) ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORT.—Not later than January 31 of each year, the Attorney General shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives a report on the progress of States in automating the databases containing the information described in subsection (b) and in making that information electronically available to the Attorney General pursuant to the requirements of subsection (c).

Regulations.

SEC. 103. IMPLEMENTATION ASSISTANCE TO STATES.

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(a) AUTHORIZATION.— (1) IN GENERAL.—From amounts made available to carry out this section and subject to section 102(b)(1)(B), the Attorney General shall make grants to States and Indian tribal governments, in a manner consistent with the National Criminal History Improvement Program, which shall be used by the States and Indian tribal governments, in conjunction with units of local government and State and local courts, to establish or upgrade information and identification technologies for firearms eligibility determinations. Not less than 3 percent, and no more than 10 percent of each grant under this paragraph shall be used to maintain the relief from disabilities program in accordance with section 105. (2) GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES.—Up to 5 percent of the grant funding available under this section may be reserved for Indian tribal governments, including tribal judicial systems. (b) USE OF GRANT AMOUNTS.—Grants awarded to States or Indian tribes under this section may only be used to— (1) create electronic systems, which provide accurate and up-to-date information which is directly related to checks under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (referred to in this section as ‘‘NICS’’), including court disposition and corrections records; (2) assist States in establishing or enhancing their own capacities to perform NICS background checks; (3) supply accurate and timely information to the Attorney General concerning final dispositions of criminal records to databases accessed by NICS; (4) supply accurate and timely information to the Attorney General concerning the identity of persons who are prohibited from obtaining a firearm under section 922(g)(4) of title 18, United States Code, to be used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation solely to conduct NICS background checks;

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