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57 total bills, 16 anti-gun bills,
19 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Florida Gun Laws

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note: Florida does not carry over legislation from session to session

this is an anti-gun bill

H0167

Title: Assault Weapons and High Capacity Magazines

Description: Prohibits sale or transfers of assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine; provides exceptions; prohibits possession of assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; provides exceptions; requires certificates of possession for assault weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines lawfully possessed before specified date; limits transfers of weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines represented by such certificates; provides conditions for continued possession of such weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines; requires certificates of transfer for transfers of assault weapons or large capacity magazines; provides for relinquishment of assault weapons or large capacity magazines; provides requirements for transportation of assault weapons; specifies circumstances in which manufacture or transportation of assault weapons or large capacity magazines is not prohibited; provides enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with assault weapon or large capacity magazine.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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H0171

Title: Firearm Violence Awareness Month

Description: Urges Congress to designate month of September 2017 as "Firearm Violence Awareness Month."

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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H0179

Title: Veteran Identification

Description: Requires DHSMV to create veteran identification card for certain purposes; provides for design of card; provides eligibility requirements & fee disposition; prohibits use of card for certain purposes; provides for termination of card; provides for future repeal; authorizes use of card as proof of veteran status for obtaining waivers of license/registration fees relating to certain businesses & occupations & carrying concealed weapons/firearms.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 04/24/17, 9:00 am, Morris Hall

Last Action Date: April 22, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H0235

Title: Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms

Description: Revises locations where licensees are prohibited from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H0245

Title: Self-Defense Immunity

Description: Provides that when a prima facie claim of self-defense is raised in a criminal pretrial immunity hearing, burden of proof shifts to the party seeking to overcome immunity claim.

Last Action: Laid on Table, refer to CS/SB 128

Last Action Date: April 4, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H0291

Title: Exempting Law Enforcement Officers from Handgun Purchase Waiting Period

Description: Proposes amendments to s. 8 of Art. I & s. 5 of Art. VIII of State Constitution to exempt certain law enforcement officers from 3-day waiting period for handgun purchases under state law & criminal history records check & 3 to 5-day waiting period for firearm purchases under county ordinance.

Last Action: Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H0673

Title: Exceptions to Requirements for the Purchase and Sale of Firearms

Description: Exempts certain law enforcement officers from 3-day waiting period when purchasing handgun; exempts concealed weapon licensees & certain law enforcement officers from specified county criminal history records checks & waiting period requirements when purchasing firearm.

Last Action: Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

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H0779

Title: Weapons and Firearms

Description: Removes statement of applicability relating to violations of carrying concealed weapon or firearm; reduces penalties applicable to person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm for first or second violation of specified provisions relating to openly carrying weapons; makes fine payable to clerk of court; provides that person licensed to carry concealed weapon or firearm does not violate certain provisions if firearm is temporarily & openly displayed.

Last Action: Received

Last Action Date: April 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H0803

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Removes restrictions on places where persons holding licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms may carry.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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H0809

Title: Firearm Purchases

Description: Requires FDLE to include questions concerning potential firearm buyer's criminal history or other information relating to person's eligibility to make purchase on standard form for potential buyers; requires FDLE to notify law enforcement officials when potential sale or transfer receives nonapproval number; provides requirements for such notice.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H0819

Title: Firearms

Description: Requires business, organization, or entity that prohibits concealed weapon or firearm licensee from carrying weapon or firearm onto its property to assume certain responsibility for safety & defense of such licensee; provides that such responsibility extends to conduct of certain people & animals; provides cause of action for concealed weapon or firearm licensee who incurs injury, death, damage, or loss as result of certain acts or attacks occurring on property of such business, organization, or entity.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H0835

Title: Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms

Description: Revises locations & circumstances in which loaded firearm is required to be kept or secured with trigger lock; removes provisions relating to conditions for committing crime of failing to safely store, leave, or secure loaded firearm in specified manner.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H0849

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property

Description: Provides that persons licensed to carry concealed weapon & concealed firearm are not prohibited by specified laws from such carry on certain private school property.

Last Action: Placed on 3rd reading

Last Action Date: April 19, 2017

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H0941

Title: Reclassification of Offenses Involving Certain Firearms or Additional Firearm Magazines

Description: Provides for reclassification of offenses committed while in possession of firearm or weapon capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition or in possession of firearm & more than one magazine for firearm.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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H0957

Title: Weapons and Firearms

Description: Increases penalties for person who exhibits weapon in certain way in presence of one or more persons on or near school; increases penalties for person who stores or leaves loaded firearm within reach of minor who commits specified violations; increases penalties for person who discharges weapon or firearm in violation of specified provision or fails to store or leave firearm in specified manner; prohibits discharge of firearm obtained by minor if person violates certain provisions; prohibits acts by adult resulting in child exhibiting weapon in certain way or discharging firearm.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H0965

Title: Sales and Use Tax on Investigation and Detective Services

Description: Provides that fingerprint services required for a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm are not subject to the tax.

Last Action: Received

Last Action Date: April 13, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1103

Title: Domestic Violence

Description: Prohibits persons subject to temporary injunctions against specified forms of violence from possessing firearms or ammunition; prohibits persons subject to injunctions against acts of repeat violence, dating violence, or sexual violence from possessing firearms or ammunition; requires law enforcement officer to take temporary custody of firearms at the scene of domestic violence, stalking or cyberstalking, or repeat violence, dating violence, or sexual violence incident; provides for return of firearms after specified period; specifies that texting violates protective order.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1113

Title: Sale and Delivery of Firearms

Description: Requires parties, if neither party to firearm transaction is licensed dealer, to complete transaction through licensed dealer; specifies procedures & requirements; removes provisions authorizing licensee to complete sale or transfer of firearm without receiving certain notification from FDLE in certain circumstances; removes provisions exempting licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer from sale & delivery requirements; applies 3-day waiting period to private sales of handguns facilitated through licensed dealer.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1355

Title: Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms

Description: Requires DACS to issue license if, in addition to other criteria, applicant has undergone mental health evaluation & has been determined to be competent.

Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2017

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H1383

Title: Human Trafficking

Description: Requires DCF to conduct multidisciplinary staffing on child victims of sexual exploitation to determine child's service & placement needs; requires case plan for victims of child sexual exploitation; requires DCF to follow up on all victims of child sexual exploitation who are not dependents within specified timeframe; requires certain licensees to complete course in human trafficking as condition of licensure.

Last Action: Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H1409

Title: Pub. Rec./Personal Identifying Information of Assault Weapon or Large Capacity Magazine Possession Certificateholder

Description: Provides an exemption from public records requirements for personal identifying information of person issued certificate of possession with respect to an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine; provides for access to exempt information for specified purposes; provides for future legislative review & repeal of exemption; provides statement of public necessity.

Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Oversight, Transparency and Administration Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H6001

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms

Description: Revises areas of an airport where person is prohibited from openly carrying handgun or from carrying concealed weapon or firearm.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H6005

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facility.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

H6033

Title: Medical Privacy Concerning Firearms

Description: Deletes provisions relating to patient firearm ownership recordkeeping, inquiry, & harassment by heath care practitioners & facilities; conforms Florida Patient's Bill of Rights & Responsibilities.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

H6039

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Deletes provisions prohibiting concealed carry licensees from openly carrying handgun or carrying concealed weapon or firearm into specified public meetings or into career centers.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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H7015

Title: Florida Statutes/General

Description: Deletes provisions that have expired, become obsolete, had their effect, served their purpose, or been impliedly repealed or superseded; replaces incorrect cross-references & citations; corrects grammatical, typographical, & like errors; removes inconsistencies, redundancies, & unnecessary repetition in statutes; improves clarity of statutes & facilitates their correct interpretation; confirms restoration of provisions unintentionally omitted from republication in acts of Legislature during amendatory process & removes gender-specific references applicable to human beings from Florida Statutes without substantive change in legal effect.

Last Action: Laid on Table, refer to SB 502

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0128

Title: Self-defense Immunity

Description: Providing that the state has the burden of proving that a defendant is not immune from prosecution under certain circumstances, etc.

Last Action: In returning messages

Last Action Date: April 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0140

Title: Openly Carrying a Handgun

Description: Authorizing a compliant licensee to openly carry a handgun, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0142

Title: Safe Storage of Loaded Firearms

Description: Revising the locations and circumstances in which a loaded firearm is required to be kept or secured with a trigger lock; deleting provisions relating to conditions for committing the crime of failing to safely store, leave, or secure a loaded firearm in a specified manner, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0170

Title: Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms

Description: Revising the locations where a licensee is prohibited from openly carrying a handgun or carrying a concealed weapon or firearm, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0254

Title: Gun Safety

Description: Prohibiting the sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazine; prohibiting possession of an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; requiring certificates of possession for assault weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines lawfully possessed before a specified date; providing enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with an assault weapon or large capacity magazine, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0302

Title: Penalties and Fees

Description: Revising requirements relating to the payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; prohibiting the suspension of a person's driver license solely for failure to pay a penalty if the person demonstrates to the court, when specified, that he or she is unable to pay such penalty; revising penalties relating to suspending, revoking, or withholding issuance of driver licenses or driving privileges for minors under a specified age who possess firearms under certain circumstances, etc.

Last Action: Now in Appropriations

Last Action Date: April 17, 2017

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S0444

Title: Veteran Identification

Description: Requiring the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to create a veteran identification card for certain purposes; authorizing use of the card as proof of veteran status for obtaining waivers of license or registration fees relating to land surveying and mapping, private investigation, security, and repossession services, health studios, telephone salespersons, movers and moving brokers, the sale of liquefied petroleum gas, pawnbrokers, motor vehicle repair shops, sellers of travel, insurance representatives, and the carrying of concealed weapons or firearms, etc.

Last Action: Now in Military and Veterans Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

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S0498

Title: Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Description: Specifying that applications for funding for certain agriculture education and promotion facilities must be postmarked or electronically submitted by a certain date; revising the standards for when an applicant is eligible to take the licensure examination to practice as a surveyor and mapper; repealing provisions relating to maximum permit fees for taximeters; revising the requirements to obtain a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm, etc.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/25/17, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

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S0502

Title: Florida Statutes

Description: Deleting provisions that have expired, have become obsolete, have had their effect, have served their purpose, or have been impliedly repealed or superseded, etc.

Last Action: Chapter No. 2017-3

Last Action Date: April 5, 2017

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S0524

Title: Sales and Use Tax on Investigation and Detective Services

Description: Providing that fingerprint services required for a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm are not subject to the tax, etc.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/25/17, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0610

Title: Firearms

Description: Requiring a business, organization, or entity that prohibits a concealed weapon or firearm licensee from carrying a weapon or firearm onto its property to assume certain responsibility for the safety and defense of such licensee; providing a cause of action for a concealed weapon or firearm licensee who incurs injury, death, damage, or loss as the result of certain acts or attacks occurring on the property of such business, organization, or entity or on other specified properties, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0616

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to temporarily surrender a weapon or firearm if the licensee approaches courthouse security or management personnel upon arrival and follow their instructions, etc.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Rules, 04/25/17, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0618

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any area of an airport excluding the sterile area, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0620

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any meeting or committee meeting of the Legislature, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0622

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Prohibiting a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee from carrying a concealed weapon or firearm into any athletic event for a K-12 school, college, or university which is not related to firearms; deleting an exception authorizing a student, employee, or faculty licensee to carry specified nonlethal weapons, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0626

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any meeting of the governing body of a county, public school district, municipality, or special district, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0640

Title: Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or concealed firearms licensee to carry a concealed weapon or firearm into any career center, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0644

Title: Openly Carrying a Handgun

Description: Authorizing a concealed weapons or firearms licensee to openly carry a handgun, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0646

Title: Weapons and Firearms

Description: Providing that a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm who is lawfully carrying a firearm does not violate certain provisions if the firearm is temporarily and openly displayed; authorizing each member of the Florida Cabinet to carry a concealed weapon or firearm if he or she is licensed to carry a concealed weapon or firearm and does not have full-time security provided by the Department of Law Enforcement, etc.

Last Action: On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/28/17, 3:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

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S0648

Title: Weapons and Firearms

Description: Increasing the penalties for a person who exhibits a weapon in a certain way in the presence of one or more persons on or near a school or school activity; creating criminal penalties for the discharge of a firearm obtained by the minor if a person violates certain provisions, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0852

Title: Human Trafficking

Description: Requiring the Department of Children and Families or a sheriff's office to conduct a multidisciplinary staffing on child victims of commercial sexual exploitation to determine the child's service and placement needs; revising the continuing medical education course requirements for certain relicensures or recertifications to include a course in human trafficking; adding human trafficking to the list of crimes requiring pretrial detention of the defendant, etc.

Last Action: Received

Last Action Date: April 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S0908

Title: Licenses to Carry Concealed Weapons or Firearms

Description: Authorizing persons holding licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms to carry concealed weapons or firearms in secure and restricted areas of seaports and at school-sponsored events or on school property; authorizing persons holding licenses to carry concealed firearms to carry concealed firearms in pharmacies, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0910

Title: Exempting Law Enforcement Officers from the Waiting Period for Handgun Purchases

Description: Proposing amendments to the State Constitution to exempt law enforcement officers from the 3-day waiting period for handgun purchases under state law and under any county ordinance requiring a waiting period for handgun purchases, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0912

Title: Exceptions to Requirements for the Purchase and Sale of Firearms

Description: Exempting certain qualified law enforcement officers and qualified retired law enforcement officers from the 3-day waiting period for purchasing a handgun; exempting concealed weapon or concealed firearm licensees and certain current and retired law enforcement officers from certain county criminal history and waiting period requirements when purchasing a firearm, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S0956

Title: Concealed Weapons or Concealed Firearms

Description: Requiring the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue a license if, in addition to other specified criteria, the applicant has undergone a mental health evaluation conducted by certain licensed professionals and has been determined to be competent, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S0980

Title: Expunging and Sealing Criminal History Records

Description: Establishing a nonjudicial expunction process within the Department of Law Enforcement for specified criminal history records; providing that an expunction under this section has the same effect as a record expunged under s. 943.0585, F.S.; providing that any reference to any other chapter, section, or subdivision of the Florida Statutes constitutes a general reference under the doctrine of incorporation by reference; providing jurisdiction of the courts over expunction procedures, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

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S1196

Title: Firearm Purchases

Description: Requiring the Department of Law Enforcement to include questions concerning a potential firearm buyer's criminal history or other information relating to the person's eligibility to make the purchase on a standard form for potential buyers; requiring the department to notify law enforcement officials when a potential sale or transfer receives a nonapproval number, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 7, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

S1330

Title: Concealed Weapons and Firearms on Private School Property

Description: Specifying that concealed weapon and concealed firearm licensees are not prohibited by specified laws from carrying such weapons or firearms on private school property under a specified circumstance, etc.

Last Action: Laid on Table, refer to CS/HB 849

Last Action Date: April 19, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S1334

Title: Sale and Delivery of Firearms

Description: Requiring the parties, if neither party to a sale, lease, or transfer of a firearm is a licensed dealer, to complete the sale, lease, or transfer through a licensed dealer; authorizing a licensee to complete the sale or transfer of a firearm to a person without receiving certain notification from the Department of Law Enforcement informing the licensee that such person is prohibited from receipt or possession of a firearm or providing a unique approval number under certain circumstances; deleting provisions exempting a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer from the sale and delivery requirements, under certain circumstances, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

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S1506

Title: Domestic Violence

Description: Prohibiting persons subject to temporary or final injunctions against domestic violence from possessing firearms or ammunition; requiring a law enforcement officer to take temporary custody of firearms at the scene of a domestic violence, stalking or cyberstalking, or repeat violence, dating violence, or sexual violence incident under certain circumstances, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

S1518

Title: Medical Privacy Concerning Firearms

Description: Deleting a provision preventing a health care practitioner or facility from entering disclosed information concerning patient firearm ownership into a patient's medical record under certain circumstances; deleting a provision preventing a health care practitioner or facility from making a written inquiry or asking questions concerning a patient's ownership of firearms or ammunition under certain circumstances; conforming provisions in the Florida Patient's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to changes made by the act, etc.

Last Action: Introduced

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

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