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Proposed Delaware Gun Law HB73

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Possession Of Firearms By Prohibited Persons.

Description: This Act will help deter the illegal possession of firearms by dangerous criminals by increasing the penalties imposed upon persons convicted of violating the crime of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Adults convicted of illegally possessing a firearm after having been previously adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile for acts constituting a violent felony will receive a one year minimum mandatory prison sentence, and persons prohibited from legally possessing a deadly weapon who are convicted of illegally possessing a firearm within 10 years of a prior conviction or adjudication of delinquency for a violent felony, or for illegally possessing a deadly weapon, will receive a three year minimum mandatory prison sentence.

Session: 147th General Assembly

Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits

Last Action Date: January 30, 2014


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10 sponsors: Mitchell;Ennis;Stephanie T. Bolden; Q. Johnson;Longhurst; Miro; Edward S. Osienski; Ramone; D. Short;Henry;

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

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jan 30, 2014 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
House Jun 19, 2013 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Senate Jun 19, 2013 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
House May 15, 2013 Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 4 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable
House Apr 11, 2013 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
Type Date State Link Text
Draft Apr 11, 2013 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

House Third Reading

Link: link to state bill page

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