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Proposed Delaware Gun Law SB37

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Crimes And Assault Weapons.

Description: This act would add a new section 1462 to Title 11 of the Delaware Code and set in place a prospective prohibition against the manufacture, production, delivery, sale, or purchase of assault weapons. Persons who legally possess assault weapons at the time the act goes into effect may continue to possess them legally, but must provide proof of ownership to the Delaware State Police within 120 days of the effective date of the act. A first violation of the new section 1462 would be a class F felony, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 3 years to be served at Level V. A second violation within ten years of the first violation would be a class E felony, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 5 years to be served at level V. Presently, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia are reported to have enacted legislation placing restrictions on assault weapons. Other states are considering such legislation. This act would also make it unlawful to violate the new Section 1461 in a Safe School and Recreation Zone, pursuant to Title 11 of the Delaware Code, Section 1457.

Session: 147th General Assembly

Last Action: Stricken

Last Action Date: April 3, 2013


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3 sponsors: Marshall;Barbieri; Heffernan;

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

Chamber Date Action
Senate Apr 3, 2013 Stricken
Senate Mar 28, 2013 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
Type Date State Link Text
Draft Mar 28, 2013 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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