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2017 Passed State Gun Legislation

These are state level fiream related bills that have passed. Billls are archived by the year they were signed into law.

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Arkansas HB1249

Title: Concerning The Possession Of A Concealed Handgun In A Public University, Public College, Or Community College Building And Concerning Privileges Associated With An Enhanced License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Concerning The Possession Of A Concealed Handgun In A Public University, Public College, Or Community College Building And Concerning Privileges Associated With An Enhanced License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Notification that HB1249 is now Act 562

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

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Arkansas HB1362

Title: Concerning The Rights Of A Concealed Handgun Licensee.

Description: Concerning The Rights Of A Concealed Handgun Licensee.

Last Action: Notification that HB1362 is now Act 486

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

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Arkansas HB1320

Title: To Make Technical Corrections To Title 5 Of The Arkansas Code Concerning Criminal Offenses And The Criminal Law.

Description: To Make Technical Corrections To Title 5 Of The Arkansas Code Concerning Criminal Offenses And The Criminal Law.

Last Action: Notification that HB1320 is now Act 333

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

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Arkansas HB1039

Title: Concerning Possession Of A Defaced Firearm Manufactured Prior To January 1, 1968.

Description: Concerning Possession Of A Defaced Firearm Manufactured Prior To January 1, 1968.

Last Action: Notification that HB1039 is now Act 73

Last Action Date: February 1, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Illinois HR0015

Title: REPLICA GUN-CONGRESS REGULATE

Description: Urges Congress to require replica gun manufacturers to design these guns to be bright colors.

Last Action: Resolution Adopted

Last Action Date: February 9, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Illinois HR0008

Title: RAIL FREIGHT FIREARM LAWS

Description: Urges Congress to strengthen national freight laws for cars carrying firearms across state lines.

Last Action: Resolution Adopted

Last Action Date: February 9, 2017

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Kentucky SR97

Title: Support and encourage the enactment of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017; direct the clerk to send a copy to the Kentucky delegation in the Congress of the United States.

Description: Support and encourage the enactment of the Hearing Protection Act of 2017; direct the clerk to send a copy to the Kentucky delegation in the Congress of the United States.

Last Action: adopted by voice vote

Last Action Date: March 6, 2017

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North Dakota 1169

Title: Carrying concealed firearms or dangerous weapons; and to provide a penalty.

Description: AN ACT to create and enact a new subdivision to subsection? 2 of section 62.1-03-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to carrying a handgun; to amend and reenact sections 62.1-04-02 and 62.1-04-04 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to carrying concealed firearms or dangerous weapons; and to provide a penalty.

Last Action: Signed by Governor 03/23

Last Action Date: March 24, 2017

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North Dakota 2309

Title: The issuance, transmittal, and registry of protection orders and orders prohibiting contact.

Description: AN ACT to create and enact a new section to chapter 14-07.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the establishment of a domestic violence court pilot project; and to amend and reenact section 12-60-23, subsection 9 of section 12.1-31.2-01, subsections 1 and 3 of section 12.1-31.2-02, section 14-07.1-02, and subsections 4 and 5 of section 14-07.1-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the issuance, transmittal, and registry of protection orders and orders prohibiting contact.

Last Action: Signed by Governor 03/14

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

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New Hampshire SB12

Title: Repealing the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.

Description: Repealing the licensing requirement for carrying a concealed pistol or revolver.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on 02/22/2017; Chapter 0001; Effective 02/22/2017

Last Action Date: February 22, 2017

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New Jersey S2483

Title: Enhances protections for domestic violence victims by restricting access to firearms by certain persons; provides for minimum terms of incarceration for offenders who commit physically violent acts.

Description: Enhances protections for domestic violence victims by restricting access to firearms by certain persons; provides for minimum terms of incarceration for offenders who commit physically violent acts.

Last Action: Approved P.L.2016, c.91.

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

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Utah HB0206

Title: Domestic Violence -- Weapons Restrictions

Description: Domestic Violence -- Weapons Restrictions

Last Action: Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 23, 2017

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Utah HB0198

Title: Concealed Carry Amendments

Description: Concealed Carry Amendments

Last Action: Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 23, 2017

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Utah HB0174

Title: Firearm Records Protection Amendments

Description: Firearm Records Protection Amendments

Last Action: Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

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Utah SB0028

Title: Repeal of Health and Human Services Reports

Description: Repeal of Health and Human Services Reports

Last Action: Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

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Virginia HB2424

Title: Concealed weapons; carrying of firearms by former attorneys for the Commonwealth, etc.

Description: Carrying concealed weapons; former attorneys for the Commonwealth and assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth. Exempts from the prohibition on carrying a concealed handgun a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth who (i) was not terminated for cause and served at least 10 years prior to his retirement or resignation; (ii) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at his own expense, the standards for qualification in firearms training for active law-enforcement officers in the Commonwealth; (iii) carries with him written proof of consultation with and favorable review of the need to carry a concealed handgun issued by the attorney for the Commonwealth from whose office he retired or resigned; and (iv) meets the requirements of a "qualified retired law enforcement officer" pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (18 U.S.C. ยง 926C). The bill provides that a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth who has received such proof of consultation and favorable review shall have the opportunity to annually participate, at his expense, in the same training and testing to carry firearms as is required of active law-enforcement officers in the Commonwealth.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 689 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: March 24, 2017

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Virginia SB904

Title: VWC; permits commissioners and deputy commissioners to carry a concealed weapon.

Description: Carrying weapon into courthouse; Workers' Compensation commissioner or deputy commissioner exempt. Provides an exception from the prohibition against carrying a weapon into courthouses in the Commonwealth for a commissioner or deputy commissioner of the Workers' Compensation Commission while in the conduct of official duties.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 761 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: March 24, 2017

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Virginia HB1938

Title: Slingbow hunting; authorizes use to hunt small and big game.

Description: Slingbow hunting; license. Authorizes the use of a slingbow to hunt deer and small game when a hunter is licensed to hunt with a bow and arrow.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0530)

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

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Virginia HB2429

Title: Firearms; purchase, possession, or transportation.

Description: Purchase, possession, or transportation of firearms; petition to restore right. Provides that any person who is not a resident of the Commonwealth and who is prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting any firearm in the Commonwealth due to an acquittal by reason of insanity, being adjudicated mentally incompetent or incapacitated, or being involuntarily admitted or ordered to outpatient treatment may petition for the restoration of such rights in the general district court of the city or county in which the most recent of such proceedings occurred. Current law provides that a person so prohibited may petition for the restoration of such rights in the general district court of the city or county in which he resides.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0516)

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

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Virginia HB1392

Title: School security officers; carrying a firearm in performance of duties.

Description: School security officers; carrying a firearm in performance of duties. Authorizes a school security officer to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties if (i) within 10 years immediately prior to being hired by the local school board he was an active law-enforcement officer in the Commonwealth; (ii) he retired or resigned from his position as a law-enforcement officer in good standing; (iii) he meets the training and qualifications to carry a concealed handgun as a retired law-enforcement officer; (iv) he has met the additional training and certification requirements of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS); (v) the local school board solicits input from the chief law-enforcement officer of the locality regarding the qualifications of the school security officer and receives verification from such chief law-enforcement officer that the school security officer is not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing, purchasing, or transporting a firearm; and (vi) the local school board grants him the authority to carry a firearm in the performance of his duties. The bill requires DCJS to establish additional firearms training and certification requirements for school security officers who carry a firearm in the performance of their duties. Existing law requires DCJS to establish minimum training and certification requirements for school security officers.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0311)

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

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Virginia HB2369

Title: Concealed handgun permit; change of address.

Description: Concealed handgun permit; change of address. Replaces the requirement that a concealed carry permit holder present proof of a new address with a requirement that the permit holder present written notice of the change of address on a form provided by the Department of State Police for a court to issue a replacement concealed handgun permit due to a change of address.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0238)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia SB889

Title: Concealed handgun permit fees; exemptions; retired probation and parole officers.

Description: Concealed handgun permit fees; exemptions; retired probation and parole officers. Exempts retired probation and parole officers who have completed 15 years of service from concealed handgun permit application fees.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia SB1465

Title: Concealed handgun; retired conservation officers may carry.

Description: Carrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. This bill is identical to HB 2308.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia SB953

Title: Muzzleloader firearms; definition.

Description: Muzzleloader firearms; definition. Incorporates the Virginia criminal law definition of a muzzleloader into the current statutory definitions of muzzleloading pistol, muzzleloading rifle, and muzzleloading shotgun located in Title 29.1 (Game, Inland Fisheries and Boating).

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia HB2325

Title: Concealed handgun permit; application for permit requires photo identification.

Description: Application for a concealed handgun permit; photo identification. Requires applicants for a concealed handgun permit to present one valid form of government-issued photo identification issued by a governmental agency of the Commonwealth or by the U.S. Department of Defense or U.S. State Department (passport). The bill removes the requirement that the application be made under oath before a notary.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0237)

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

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Virginia HB2308

Title: Concealed handgun; retired conservation officers may carry.

Description: Carrying a concealed handgun; retired conservation officers. Adds conservation officers retired from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the list of retired persons eligible to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. This bill is identical to SB 1465.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0101)

Last Action Date: February 20, 2017

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Virginia HB1466

Title: Concealed handgun permits; expiration notice.

Description: Renewal of concealed handgun permits; notice. Provides that if a clerk has an electronic system for the application for and issuance of concealed handgun permits and such system has the capability of sending electronic notices to a permit holder, the clerk shall send the permit holder an electronic email notice that the permit will expire at least 90 days prior to such expiration. The bill provides that such notice shall be sent only if the applicant provides his email or other electronic address on his permit application, which shall request but not require this information. The bill provides further that any failure to send or receive such notice does not extend the validity of the existing permit beyond its expiration date.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)

Last Action Date: February 20, 2017

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Virginia HB1849

Title: Concealed handgun permit; permit requirements.

Description: Concealed handgun permit; permit requirements. Provides that a concealed handgun permit shall be of a size comparable to a Virginia driver's license and may be laminated or use a similar process to protect the permit. Current law requires that the permit be no larger than two inches wide by three and one-fourth inches long.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)

Last Action Date: February 17, 2017

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Wyoming HB0194

Title: School safety and security.

Description: AN ACT relating to school safety and security; allowing possession of firearms by school district employees on school property; providing rulemaking authority to school districts; specifying confidentiality of records; making conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action: Chapter No. 209 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

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Wyoming HB0231

Title: Firearm possession-allow felons antique firearms.

Description: AN ACT relating to firearms; allowing those having previously plead guilty or been convicted of a felony to possess antique firearms; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action: Chapter No. 185 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017

Last Action Date: March 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Wyoming HB0090

Title: Concealed weapons-military family applicants.

Description: AN ACT relating to concealed weapons; providing a procedure for military spouses of persons in active military service to apply for a concealed weapons permit as specified; requiring rulemaking; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action: Chapter No. 114 Session Laws of Wyoming 2017

Last Action Date: March 6, 2017

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