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Proposed Delaware Gun Law HB222

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Titles 10 And 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Lethal Violence Protection Orders.

Description: This Act would allow the Superior Court to issue a lethal violence protection order where a family member or a law enforcement officer can show that the respondent poses a danger to self or others by owning, possessing, controlling, purchasing or receiving a firearm. The order would require respondent to refrain from exercising custody or control over firearms during the orders duration. The order would also authorize law enforcement to search for and seize firearms in respondents possession provided petitioner can describe the type and location of said firearm with sufficient particularity. Such an order may be issued at an emergency, ex parte hearing, but a full hearing must then be held within ten days. The burden of proof at the full hearing is clear and convincing evidence. The protective order may last up to one year, and may be renewed upon petition, or terminated early if the respondent can show by clear and convincing evidence that such person is no longer a significant danger to self or others.

Session: 149th General Assembly

Last Action: Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

Last Action Date: June 13, 2017


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10 sponsors: David Bentz (D); Margaret Henry (D); Bryan Townsend (D); Valerie Longhurst (D); Charles Potter (D); Paul Baumbach (D); Stephanie Bolden (D); Gerald Brady (D); John Kowalko (D); Edward Osienski (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 24% (10 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Jun 13, 2017 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
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