Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Relating To Illegal Purchases Of Firearms.
Description: This Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time more likely for the offender, and consequently, to reduce the number of people who cannot legally possess firearms but obtain them in this manner.
Session: 149th General Assembly
Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
Last Action Date: June 14, 2017
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10 sponsors: John Mitchell (D); Harris McDowell (D); Stephanie Hansen (D); Gerald Hocker (R); Helene Keeley (D); Harvey Kenton (R); Valerie Longhurst (D); Joseph Miro (R); John Viola (D); David Wilson (R);
Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 24% (10 of 41)
|Jun 14, 2017||Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits|
|May 16, 2017||Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House|
|Draft||not available||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
There have not been any votes on this bill
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