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Passed Delaware Gun Law HB217

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Law Enforcement Procedure With Respect To Firearms And Firearm Related Evidence.

Description: One of the findings of the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission was that the Wilmington Police Department should enhance its use of firearms investigative and intelligence tools and ballistics technology in investigating and preventing violent crime. The report went on to recommend adoption of a protocol such as the one employed by New Jersey statute in 2013 to mandate statewide the use of certain nationwide firearm and ballistics databases. This bill is modeled on the New Jersey statute. It mandates the entry of ballistics information into the National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network, and firearm information into the ATF E-Trace system and the National Crime Information Center System. This bill further directs the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in cooperation with the Department of Justice, to develop a statewide standard protocol for the recovery and processing of firearms and firearm related evidence.

Session: 148th General Assembly

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: September 14, 2016


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3 sponsors: Helene Keeley (D); Margaret Henry (D); Sean Lynn (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 7% (3 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
House Sep 14, 2016 Signed by Governor
Senate May 18, 2016 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Senate May 11, 2016 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Senate May 3, 2016 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
House Apr 21, 2016 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 38 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 3 ABSENT 0 VACANT
House Mar 23, 2016 Reported Out of Committee (PUBLIC SAFETY & HOMELAND SECURITY) in House with 7 On Its Merits
House Jun 30, 2015 Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
House Jun 30, 2015 Introduced in House and assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee
Type Date State Link Text
Draft Jul 7, 2015 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

Senate Third Reading

Link: link to state bill page

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