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13 total bills, 1 anti-gun bills,
7 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Indiana Gun Laws

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

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1022

Title: Right to carry a handgun. Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the unlawful carrying of a

Description: Right to carry a handgun. Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Specifies that the unlawful carrying of a

Last Action: Representative Smaltz added as coauthor

Last Action Date: January 16, 2018

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HB1387

Title: Dangerous discharge of a firearm. Provides that a person not in a place specifically set aside for the discharge of a firearm who knowingly or intentionally discharges a loaded firearm without legal justification while in a city or town commits a Level 6 felony.

Description: Dangerous discharge of a firearm. Provides that a person not in a place specifically set aside for the discharge of a firearm who knowingly or intentionally discharges a loaded firearm without legal justification while in a city or town commits a Level 6 felony.

Last Action: Representative Mahan added as coauthor

Last Action Date: January 16, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1422

Title: Carrying of handgun in church. Allows a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm while attending a: (1) course of instruction; (2) religious ceremony; or (3) worship service; at a house of worship located on school property, if the person is authorized to provide security services for the house of worship.

Description: Carrying of handgun in church. Allows a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm while attending a: (1) course of instruction; (2) religious ceremony; or (3) worship service; at a house of worship located on school property, if the person is authorized to provide security services for the house of worship.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy

Last Action Date: January 16, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1424

Title: Handgun licenses. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Provides that an individual may simultaneously hold both a five year license and a lifetime license. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to perform a national, fingerprint based criminal history check and consult available local, state, and federal criminal history data banks, including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), when determining whether possession of a firearm by an applicant would be a violation of state or federal law. Removes the fees for lifetime licenses beginning

Description: Handgun licenses. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Provides that an individual may simultaneously hold both a five year license and a lifetime license. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to perform a national, fingerprint based criminal history check and consult available local, state, and federal criminal history data banks, including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), when determining whether possession of a firearm by an applicant would be a violation of state or federal law. Removes the fees for lifetime licenses beginning

Last Action: Committee report: do pass adopted; reassigned to Committee on Appropriations

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

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SB0006

Title: Technical corrections. Resolves technical conflicts and addresses technical problems in the Indiana Code, including removal of obsolete citation style references to "IC 1971" and updating the list of statutes codified outside Title 34 that confer immunity from civil liability. Provides that the technical corrections bill may be referred to as the "technical corrections bill of the 2018 general assembly". Specifies that this phrase may be used in the lead-in line of each SECTION of another bill to identify the provisions added, amended, or repealed by the technical corrections bill that are also amended or repealed in another bill being considered

Description: Technical corrections. Resolves technical conflicts and addresses technical problems in the Indiana Code, including removal of obsolete citation style references to "IC 1971" and updating the list of statutes codified outside Title 34 that confer immunity from civil liability. Provides that the technical corrections bill may be referred to as the "technical corrections bill of the 2018 general assembly". Specifies that this phrase may be used in the lead-in line of each SECTION of another bill to identify the provisions added, amended, or repealed by the technical corrections bill that are also amended or repealed in another bill being considered

Last Action: Public Law 86

Last Action Date: March 15, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0033

Title: Houses of worship and firearms. Permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property, unless prohibited by the house of worship, if the person possesses the firearm: (1) as an employee or volunteer of a house of worship located on the school property; or (2) while attending a worship service or religious ceremony conducted at a house of worship. Excludes certain nonexclusive uses of school property from the statutory definition of "school property".

Description: Houses of worship and firearms. Permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property, unless prohibited by the house of worship, if the person possesses the firearm: (1) as an employee or volunteer of a house of worship located on the school property; or (2) while attending a worship service or religious ceremony conducted at a house of worship. Excludes certain nonexclusive uses of school property from the statutory definition of "school property".

Last Action: Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Last Action Date: February 22, 2018

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SR0038

Title: A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee the topic of providing school districts the option of permitting teachers to carry concealed firearms in schools.

Description: A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee the topic of providing school districts the option of permitting teachers to carry concealed firearms in schools.

Last Action: Withdrawn

Last Action Date: February 26, 2018

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SR0049

Title: A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee the topic of reducing gun violence and other deaths by firearms in Indiana.

Description: A SENATE RESOLUTION urging the legislative council to assign to the appropriate study committee the topic of reducing gun violence and other deaths by firearms in Indiana.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 6, 2018

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0111

Title: Prohibited equipment on firearms. Defines the term "multiburst trigger activator". Creates the crime of "unlawful possession of a multiburst trigger activator". Provides that the possession or sale of a multiburst trigger activator is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that the crime of unlawful possession of a multiburst trigger activator is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior, unrelated conviction for the offense.

Description: Prohibited equipment on firearms. Defines the term "multiburst trigger activator". Creates the crime of "unlawful possession of a multiburst trigger activator". Provides that the possession or sale of a multiburst trigger activator is a Class A misdemeanor. Provides that the crime of unlawful possession of a multiburst trigger activator is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior, unrelated conviction for the offense.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 3, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0216

Title: Storage of firearms at public venues. Provides that a person in possession of: (1) a valid Indiana handgun permit; or (2) a valid handgun permit from a state sharing a reciprocity agreement with Indiana; may carry or possess a handgun on the grounds or premises of certain buildings, facilities, and structures. Provides that a law enforcement officer or an off duty law enforcement officer may carry or possess a handgun on the grounds or premises of certain buildings, facilities, or structures without restriction. Creates certain exceptions. Provides that any: (1) administrative rule; (2) contractual term; (3) ordinance; (4) policy; (5)

Description: Storage of firearms at public venues. Provides that a person in possession of: (1) a valid Indiana handgun permit; or (2) a valid handgun permit from a state sharing a reciprocity agreement with Indiana; may carry or possess a handgun on the grounds or premises of certain buildings, facilities, and structures. Provides that a law enforcement officer or an off duty law enforcement officer may carry or possess a handgun on the grounds or premises of certain buildings, facilities, or structures without restriction. Creates certain exceptions. Provides that any: (1) administrative rule; (2) contractual term; (3) ordinance; (4) policy; (5)

Last Action: Senator Tomes added as second author

Last Action Date: January 8, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0237

Title: Handgun licensing. Replaces the dual license system (having "qualified" and "unlimited" licenses) with the single handgun license. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to determine the applicant's: (1) country of citizenship; (2) place of birth; and (3) alien or admission number issued by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any successor agency as applicable; when evaluating a noncitizen's application for a handgun license. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made

Description: Handgun licensing. Replaces the dual license system (having "qualified" and "unlimited" licenses) with the single handgun license. Increases the duration of a four year handgun license to five years. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made to determine the applicant's: (1) country of citizenship; (2) place of birth; and (3) alien or admission number issued by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement or any successor agency as applicable; when evaluating a noncitizen's application for a handgun license. Requires a law enforcement officer to whom an application for a handgun license is made

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy

Last Action Date: February 6, 2018

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SB0348

Title: Possession of a handgun in the capitol complex. Requires a member of: (1) the general assembly; and (2) the professional staff of the general assembly; to receive specific handgun training prior to carrying a handgun within the state capitol building or on the property of the state capitol complex.

Description: Possession of a handgun in the capitol complex. Requires a member of: (1) the general assembly; and (2) the professional staff of the general assembly; to receive specific handgun training prior to carrying a handgun within the state capitol building or on the property of the state capitol complex.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 4, 2018

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0429

Title: Regulation of firearms. Removes provisions requiring an applicant to pay an application fee when applying for a four year license to carry a handgun. Removes provisions requiring an applicant to submit fingerprints when applying for a four year license to carry a handgun or a lifetime license to carry a handgun. Requires the superintendent of the state police to charge: (1) $75 for a lifetime handgun license for a person who does not currently possess a valid Indiana handgun license; and (2) $60 for a lifetime license for a person who currently possesses a valid Indiana handgun license. Requires use

Description: Regulation of firearms. Removes provisions requiring an applicant to pay an application fee when applying for a four year license to carry a handgun. Removes provisions requiring an applicant to submit fingerprints when applying for a four year license to carry a handgun or a lifetime license to carry a handgun. Requires the superintendent of the state police to charge: (1) $75 for a lifetime handgun license for a person who does not currently possess a valid Indiana handgun license; and (2) $60 for a lifetime license for a person who currently possesses a valid Indiana handgun license. Requires use

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 10, 2018

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