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2018 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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Arizona HB2328

Title: Concealed weapons permit; electronic reports

Description: Concealed weapons permit; electronic reports

Last Action: Governor Signed

Last Action Date: April 12, 2018

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Arizona SB1117

Title: Liquor establishments; peace officers; firearms

Description: Liquor establishments; peace officers; firearms

Last Action: Governor Signed

Last Action Date: April 10, 2018

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Florida S1392

Title: Criminal Justice

Description: Requiring the Department of Corrections to include information in its annual report on inmate admission based on offense type and recidivism rate; encouraging local communities and public or private educational institutions to implement prearrest diversion programs for certain offenders; requiring each pretrial release program to include in its annual report the types of criminal charges of defendants accepted into a pretrial release program, the number of defendants accepted into a pretrial release program who paid a bail or bond, the number of defendants accepted into a pretrial release program with no prior criminal conviction, and the number of defendants for whom a pretrial risk assessment tool was used or was not, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-127

Last Action Date: April 2, 2018

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Florida S0740

Title: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Description: Specifying the methodology for the assessment of certain structures in horticultural production; revising permitting requirements and operating standards for water vending machines; requiring certain liquefied petroleum gas dealers to provide notice within a specified period before rendering a consumer's liquefied petroleum gas equipment or system inoperable or discontinuing service; providing that delaying or failing to make payment for certain livestock is an unfair and deceptive act, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-84

Last Action Date: March 26, 2018

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Florida S7026

Title: Public Safety

Description: Citing this act as the "Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act"; authorizing the awarding of grants through the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund for student crime watch programs; establishing the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education; providing that each sheriff may establish a Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program and appoint certain volunteer school employees as school guardians; prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated mentally defective or been committed to a mental institution from owning or possessing a firearm until certain relief is obtained; prohibiting a person younger than a certain age from purchasing a firearm; prohibiting specified acts relating to the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks; creating the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission within the Department of Law Enforcement, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2018-3

Last Action Date: March 9, 2018

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Georgia HR1131

Title: Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; recognize

Description: A RESOLUTION recognizing the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Read and Adopted

Last Action Date: February 12, 2018

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Hawaii HR119

Title: Urging The United States Congress To Support And Fund The Scientific Study Of Firearms Violence And Prevention.

Description: Urging The United States Congress To Support And Fund The Scientific Study Of Firearms Violence And Prevention.

Last Action: Resolution adopted in final form.

Last Action Date: March 28, 2018

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Hawaii HR29

Title: Requesting The Congressional Delegation Of Hawaii And The United States Congress To Oppose "concealed Carry Reciprocity" Legislation.

Description: Requesting The Congressional Delegation Of Hawaii And The United States Congress To Oppose "concealed Carry Reciprocity" Legislation.

Last Action: Resolution adopted in final form.

Last Action Date: March 23, 2018

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Iowa SF2231

Title: A bill for an act relating to carrying weapons and operating or riding a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle while carrying a loaded firearm. (Formerly SF 227 and SF 296.) Effective 7-1-18.

Description: A bill for an act relating to carrying weapons and operating or riding a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle while carrying a loaded firearm. (Formerly SF 227 and SF 296.) Effective 7-1-18.

Last Action: Signed by Governor. S.J. 859.

Last Action Date: April 2, 2018

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Iowa HF2348

Title: A bill for an act relating to nonsubstantive Code corrections. (Formerly HSB 621.) Effective 7-1-18.

Description: A bill for an act relating to nonsubstantive Code corrections. (Formerly HSB 621.) Effective 7-1-18.

Last Action: Signed by Governor. H.J. 700.

Last Action Date: March 28, 2018

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Idaho H0443

Title: Adds to existing law to authorize a school district to offer a firearms safety education course to primary and secondary school students.

Description: EDUCATION -- Adds to existing law to authorize a school district to offer a firearms safety education course to primary and secondary school students.

Last Action: Reported Signed by Governor on March 26, 2018 Session Law Chapter 250 Effective: 07/01/2018

Last Action Date: March 26, 2018

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Idaho H0665

Title: Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding threatening school violence and to provide that certain acts shall be a felony.

Description: SCHOOLS -- Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding threatening school violence and to provide that certain acts shall be a felony.

Last Action: Reported Signed by Governor on March 23, 2018 Session Law Chapter 240 Effective: 03/23/2018

Last Action Date: March 23, 2018

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Idaho S1313

Title: Amends and adds to existing law to revise provisions regarding defense of self, others, a habitation, place of business or employment, or an occupied vehicle.

Description: SELF-DEFENSE -- Amends and adds to existing law to revise provisions regarding defense of self, others, a habitation, place of business or employment, or an occupied vehicle.

Last Action: Session Law Chapter 222 Effective: 07/01/2018

Last Action Date: March 21, 2018

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Idaho H0565

Title: Amends existing law to provide that retired law enforcement officers may carry a concealed weapon in certain places.

Description: FIREARMS -- Amends existing law to provide that retired law enforcement officers may carry a concealed weapon in certain places.

Last Action: Reported Signed by Governor on March 20, 2018 Session Law Chapter 195 Effective: 07/01/2018

Last Action Date: March 20, 2018

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Indiana SB0006

Title: Technical corrections. Resolves technical conflicts and addresses technical problems in the Indiana Code, including removal of obsolete citation style references to "IC 1971" and updating the list of statutes codified outside Title 34 that confer immunity from civil liability. Provides that the technical corrections bill may be referred to as the "technical corrections bill of the 2018 general assembly". Specifies that this phrase may be used in the lead-in line of each SECTION of another bill to identify the provisions added, amended, or repealed by the technical corrections bill that are also amended or repealed in another bill being considered

Description: Technical corrections. Resolves technical conflicts and addresses technical problems in the Indiana Code, including removal of obsolete citation style references to "IC 1971" and updating the list of statutes codified outside Title 34 that confer immunity from civil liability. Provides that the technical corrections bill may be referred to as the "technical corrections bill of the 2018 general assembly". Specifies that this phrase may be used in the lead-in line of each SECTION of another bill to identify the provisions added, amended, or repealed by the technical corrections bill that are also amended or repealed in another bill being considered

Last Action: Public Law 86

Last Action Date: March 15, 2018

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Kentucky SB210

Title: AN ACT relating to possession of a firearm by a felon.

Description: Amend KRS 527.040 to increase the penalties for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon when the feloncommits a crime outside of this section that involves a firearm and the person has a prior conviction under this section.

Last Action: signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 123)

Last Action Date: April 10, 2018

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Maine LD1824

Title: An Act Regarding the Termination of the Authority To Issue a Permit for a Noise Suppression Device on a Firearm for Hunting

Description: An Act Regarding the Termination of the Authority To Issue a Permit for a Noise Suppression Device on a Firearm for Hunting

Last Action: PASSED TO BE ENACTED - Emergency - 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Last Action Date: March 27, 2018

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Nebraska LB848

Title: Correct a provision relating to possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person

Description: Correct a provision relating to possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person

Last Action: Approved by Governor on April 11, 2018

Last Action Date: April 18, 2018

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Nebraska LB902

Title: Authorize the withholding from the public of information regarding firearm registration, possession, sale, or use

Description: Authorize the withholding from the public of information regarding firearm registration, possession, sale, or use

Last Action: Approved by Governor on April 17, 2018

Last Action Date: April 18, 2018

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Nebraska LB909

Title: Change provisions relating to motor carriers, hazardous materials regulations, and titling, registration, sales, and operation of motorboats and motor vehicles

Description: Change provisions relating to motor carriers, hazardous materials regulations, and titling, registration, sales, and operation of motorboats and motor vehicles

Last Action: Approved by Governor on April 11, 2018

Last Action Date: April 18, 2018

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Nebraska LB990

Title: Create the offense of possession of a firearm by a prohibited juvenile offender

Description: Create the offense of possession of a firearm by a prohibited juvenile offender

Last Action: Approved by Governor on April 17, 2018

Last Action Date: April 18, 2018

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Nebraska LB321

Title: Change provisions relating to unlawful possession of a firearm at a school

Description: Change provisions relating to unlawful possession of a firearm at a school

Last Action: Approved by Governor on March 21, 2018

Last Action Date: March 21, 2018

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Nebraska LB100

Title: Change provisions relating to removal of firearm-related disabilities under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act

Description: Change provisions relating to removal of firearm-related disabilities under the Nebraska Mental Health Commitment Act

Last Action: Approved by Governor on February 14, 2018

Last Action Date: February 15, 2018

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New Mexico HB19

Title: Increase Penalty For Felon With Firearm

Description: Increase Penalty For Felon With Firearm

Last Action: [LD 10] Signed by the Governor - Chapter 74(partial veto).

Last Action Date: February 14, 2018

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Ohio HB79

Title: Provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals

Description: To amend sections 109.71, 109.73, 109.75, 109.79, 109.801, and 2923.126 and to enact sections 109.748 and 109.771 of the Revised Code to provide for firearms training for tactical medical professionals; to permit such a professional who has received that training and has been specifically authorized by the law enforcement agency to carry firearms while on duty; and to grant such a professional the same right to carry a concealed handgun in this state as a concealed handgun licensee.

Last Action: Effective 6/1/18

Last Action Date: June 1, 2018

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Ohio SB33

Title: Disclose law enforcement data to defendant

Description: To amend sections 2913.04, 2923.129, 2935.081, and 2951.041 and to enact section 5503.101 of the Revised Code to allow disclosure of information from the law enforcement automated data system (LEADS) to a defendant in a traffic or criminal case; to authorize a court to continue on intervention in lieu of conviction an offender who is on it and violates any of its terms or conditions; and to allow certain state highway patrol troopers to administer oaths and acknowledge criminal and juvenile court complaints, summonses, affidavits, and returns of court orders in matters related to their official duties.

Last Action: Effective 3/23/18

Last Action Date: March 23, 2018

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Oregon HB4145

Title: Relating to firearms.

Description: Modifies definitions relating to relationship status that pertain to types of court orders and misdemeanor convictions that cause person to be prohibited from possessing firearms. Provides that conviction for stalking causes person to be prohibited from possessing firearm unless person obtains relief from prohibition. Punishes unlawful possession by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Directs Department of State Police to enter into Law Enforcement Data System record of conviction and information in judgment concerning conviction disqualifying person from possessing firearm. Requires Department of State Police to notify United States Attorney for District of Oregon and] all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and district attorneys with jurisdiction when, during criminal background check performed by gun dealer or at gun show prior to transfer of firearm, department determines that recipient is prohibited from possessing firearm. Requires department to perform other notifications as applicable and to perform notifications within 24 hours unless investigation would be compromised. Requires law enforcement agency or prosecuting attorney's office receiving notification to report to department on action taken after notification and outcome of action. Requires department to publish written report, based on information received, detailing attempted unlawful purchases, including information on investigations and criminal prosecutions.

Last Action: Chapter 5, (2018 Laws): Effective date January 1, 2019.

Last Action Date: March 12, 2018

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South Dakota HB1209

Title: Require a National Instant Criminal Background Check for certain concealed carry permits.

Description: Require a National Instant Criminal Background Check for certain concealed carry permits.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 23, 2018 H.J. 796

Last Action Date: March 26, 2018

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South Dakota HB1271

Title: Revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of certain guns on certain premises.

Description: Revise certain provisions regarding the carrying of certain guns on certain premises.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 23, 2018 H.J. 796

Last Action Date: March 26, 2018

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South Dakota HB1083

Title: Revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency.

Description: Revise certain provisions regarding permits to carry a concealed pistol and to declare an emergency.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 9, 2018 H.J. 794

Last Action Date: March 26, 2018

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Tennessee HB2693

Title: Subject to local approval, abolishes the Dickson County Highway Commission. - Amends Chapter 53 of the Private Acts of 1985; as amended.

Description: Subject to local approval, abolishes the Dickson County Highway Commission. - Amends Chapter 53 of the Private Acts of 1985; as amended.

Last Action: Pr. Ch. 38

Last Action Date: April 17, 2018

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Tennessee HB1851

Title: As enacted, prevents a municipality from charging a person with a violation of any ordinance prohibiting discharging a firearm within the municipal limits if the person acted in justifiable self-defense or to prevent the commission of a criminal offense when discharging the firearm. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1322.

Description: As enacted, prevents a municipality from charging a person with a violation of any ordinance prohibiting discharging a firearm within the municipal limits if the person acted in justifiable self-defense or to prevent the commission of a criminal offense when discharging the firearm. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1322.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 599

Last Action Date: April 4, 2018

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Utah SB0016

Title: Public Safety Fee Revisions

Description: Public Safety Fee Revisions

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2018

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Utah SB0012

Title: Public Education Recodification - Cross References and Repeals

Description: Public Education Recodification - Cross References and Repeals

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

Last Action Date: March 22, 2018

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Utah HB0038

Title: Fireworks Restrictions

Description: Fireworks Restrictions

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

Last Action Date: March 19, 2018

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Utah SB0084

Title: Reauthorization of Administrative Rules

Description: Reauthorization of Administrative Rules

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

Last Action Date: March 19, 2018

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Utah HB0011

Title: Public Education Recodification - Funding

Description: Public Education Recodification - Funding

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

Last Action Date: January 24, 2018

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Virginia SB912

Title: Law-enforcement officers, retired; carrying a concealed handgun, return to work.

Description: Retired law-enforcement officers; carrying a concealed handgun; return to work. Clarifies that a retired law-enforcement officer shall surrender his proof of consultation to carry a concealed handgun when he returns to work as a law-enforcement officer. Current law does not specify that his return to work be as a law-enforcement officer.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0669)

Last Action Date: March 30, 2018

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Virginia HB857

Title: Landlord and tenant law; general provisions and Act.

Description: Landlord and tenant law. Removes remaining differences between general landlord and tenant provisions and the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act by conforming provisions pertaining to residential dwelling units in the following areas: (i) termination of a nonresidential tenancy by self-help eviction or by filing an unlawful detainer action; (ii) tenant obligations to maintain a dwelling unit; (iii) notice to the tenant in the event of foreclosure; (iv) wrongful failure to supply heat, water, hot water, or essential services; (v) prohibited provisions in the rental agreement; (vi) early termination of a rental agreement by military personnel; and (vii) remedies for the landlord's failure to deliver possession. The bill also makes the following changes to landlord and tenant law: (a) clarifies the lease termination process; (b) provides that if a tenant allows his renter's insurance to lapse, the landlord may provide coverage and require the tenant to pay the premium; (c) establishes protection for landlords who provide tenant information to a federal census official; (d) authorizes a landlord or property manager to appear in court to seek final rent and damages related to a dwelling unit; and (e) clarifies remedies for a tenant's failure to prepare the dwelling unit for insecticide or pesticide applications.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0221)

Last Action Date: March 9, 2018

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Vermont S0055

Title: An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

Description: An act relating to the disposition of unlawful and abandoned firearms

Last Action: Signed by Governor on April 11, 2018

Last Action Date: April 11, 2018

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Vermont S0221

Title: An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

Description: An act relating to establishing extreme risk protection orders

Last Action: Signed by Governor on April 11, 2018

Last Action Date: April 11, 2018

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West Virginia HB4187

Title: Business Liability Protection Act

Description: The purpose of this bill is to create the “Business Liability Protection Act”. The bill includes the right to limit possession of firearms on certain premises and definitions. It also provides for misdemeanor criminal offense and penalty. It prohibits employers from certain specific actions against a person when that person possesses a firearm legally, including a condition of employment. The bill provides a duty of care of public and private employers and provides for immunity from liability. The bill authorizes the Attorney General to enforce this statute, including the right to sue or seek injunctive relief; and seek civil fines.

Last Action: Chapter 4, Acts, Regular Session, 2018

Last Action Date: April 16, 2018

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West Virginia HB4020

Title: Making technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49

Description: The purpose of this bill is to make technical corrections in the code when referencing chapter 49 of the code. Chapter 49 was reorganized and renumbered in 2015 and certain references to that chapter in other portions of the code are required to be changed to reflect the new code sections. The bill also defines a term.

Last Action: Chapter 37, Acts, Regular Session, 2018

Last Action Date: April 16, 2018

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West Virginia HB2916

Title: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

Description: Authorizing certain first responders to carry firearms

Last Action: Chapter 214, Acts, Regular Session, 2018

Last Action Date: April 16, 2018

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West Virginia SB244

Title: Specifying conditions for unlawful possession of firearm at school-sponsored activities

Description: Specifying conditions for unlawful possession of firearm at school-sponsored activities

Last Action: Approved by Governor 3/27/18 - Senate Journal

Last Action Date: March 10, 2018

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Wyoming HB168

Title: Stand your ground-2.

Description: AN ACT relating to crimes and civil liability; establishing and modifying when defensive force can be used; establishing when no duty to retreat exists; providing immunity from civil liability for reasonable use of defensive force; providing for an award of costs if a civil lawsuit is filed as specified; providing that the use of reasonable defensive force does not subject a person to criminal prosecution as specified; providing a definition; providing conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action: Chapter No. 135 Session Laws of Wyoming 2018

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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Wyoming HB0168

Title: Stand your ground-2.

Description: AN ACT relating to crimes and civil liability; establishing and modifying when defensive force can be used; establishing when no duty to retreat exists; providing immunity from civil liability for reasonable use of defensive force; providing for an award of costs if a civil lawsuit is filed as specified; providing that the use of reasonable defensive force does not subject a person to criminal prosecution as specified; providing a definition; providing conforming amendments; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action: Chapter No. 135 Session Laws of Wyoming 2018

Last Action Date: March 14, 2018

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