S. 436 (112th): Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011


Mar 2, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senior Senator from New York



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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2011
Length: 27 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale.

Summary (CRS)

3/2/2011--Introduced.Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011 - Amends the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NICS Act) to increase the amount of a state's allocation under the Edward Byrne Memorial ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 2, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 436”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 374 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2013

H.R. 1781 (Related)
Fix Gun Checks Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 5, 2011

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