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24 total bills, 4 anti-gun bills,
15 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

HB1051

Title: Firearms and federalism. Prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or employee of an agency or political subdivision from: (1) participating in the enforcement of a federal firearms law enacted after January 1, 2017; or (2) using any state funds to aid the federal government in the enforcement of a federal firearms law enacted after January 1, 2017; unless the participation or use of state funds is required by a court order. Provides that a state employee, an employee of a political subdivision, or an agent of the state or a political subdivision who participates in the enforcement of a federal

Description: Firearms and federalism. Prohibits a state agency, political subdivision, or employee of an agency or political subdivision from: (1) participating in the enforcement of a federal firearms law enacted after January 1, 2017; or (2) using any state funds to aid the federal government in the enforcement of a federal firearms law enacted after January 1, 2017; unless the participation or use of state funds is required by a court order. Provides that a state employee, an employee of a political subdivision, or an agent of the state or a political subdivision who participates in the enforcement of a federal

Last Action: Representatives Lucas and Morris added as coauthors

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1071

Title: Handgun matters. Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person applies for a license to carry a handgun, if the person applies for the license during the 60 day period following issuance of the civil protection order; whichever is later. Requires the state police to adopt rules expediting the processing of an application for a license to carry a handgun made by a person protected by an order of

Description: Handgun matters. Provides that certain persons protected by a civil protection order may carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person applies for a license to carry a handgun, if the person applies for the license during the 60 day period following issuance of the civil protection order; whichever is later. Requires the state police to adopt rules expediting the processing of an application for a license to carry a handgun made by a person protected by an order of

Last Action: Public Law 221

Last Action Date: April 27, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1095

Title: Plastic-coated ammunition. Defines "armor-piercing ammunition", and prohibits certain persons from possessing, manufacturing, selling, or delivering armor piercing ammunition. Repeals a superseded provision concerning armor piercing handgun ammunition.

Description: Plastic-coated ammunition. Defines "armor-piercing ammunition", and prohibits certain persons from possessing, manufacturing, selling, or delivering armor piercing ammunition. Repeals a superseded provision concerning armor piercing handgun ammunition.

Last Action: Public Law 133

Last Action Date: April 24, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1159

Title: Regulation of firearms. Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that a person who may otherwise legally carry a handgun is not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Makes conforming amendments. Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain an Indiana firearms reciprocity license from the superintendent of the state police department.

Description: Regulation of firearms. Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that a person who may otherwise legally carry a handgun is not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Makes conforming amendments. Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain an Indiana firearms reciprocity license from the superintendent of the state police department.

Last Action: Representative Arnold added as coauthor

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

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HB1250

Title: Handgun licenses and law enforcement officers. Provides that police officers, sheriffs or their deputies, and law enforcement officers of the United States government who have 20 or more years of service are entitled to a lifetime license to carry a handgun in Indiana. (Current law states police officers, sheriffs or their deputies, and law enforcement officers of the United States government must have been honorably retired by a lawfully created pension board or its equivalent after 20 or more years of service to be entitled to a lifetime license to carry a handgun.) Provides that these individuals are exempt from

Description: Handgun licenses and law enforcement officers. Provides that police officers, sheriffs or their deputies, and law enforcement officers of the United States government who have 20 or more years of service are entitled to a lifetime license to carry a handgun in Indiana. (Current law states police officers, sheriffs or their deputies, and law enforcement officers of the United States government must have been honorably retired by a lawfully created pension board or its equivalent after 20 or more years of service to be entitled to a lifetime license to carry a handgun.) Provides that these individuals are exempt from

Last Action: Public Law 17

Last Action Date: March 29, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1258

Title: Firearms on state university campuses. Prohibits a regional campus (campus) of a state educational institution from imposing an enactment, measure, policy, or rule that prohibits or limits the legal carrying, possession, or transportation of a firearm while: (1) on land; or (2) in a building or other structure; leased or owned by the state educational institution. Allows a person adversely affected by campus firearm restrictions to bring a court action against the campus. Requires that 10% of the total operating appropriation for the campus of a state educational institution for the current state fiscal year must be withheld if the

Description: Firearms on state university campuses. Prohibits a regional campus (campus) of a state educational institution from imposing an enactment, measure, policy, or rule that prohibits or limits the legal carrying, possession, or transportation of a firearm while: (1) on land; or (2) in a building or other structure; leased or owned by the state educational institution. Allows a person adversely affected by campus firearm restrictions to bring a court action against the campus. Requires that 10% of the total operating appropriation for the campus of a state educational institution for the current state fiscal year must be withheld if the

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

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1326

Title: Income tax credit for firearms instruction. Provides a state income tax credit to taxpayers (individuals filing single tax returns or married couples filing joint tax returns) who incur expenses in receiving qualified firearms instruction. Provides that the credit is equal to the amount of the incurred expenses. Provides that the maximum amount allowed as a credit is $100 for individuals filing single returns or $200 for married couples filing joint returns. Provides that a tax credit may not exceed the taxpayer's state income tax liability. Provides that a taxpayer is not entitled to a carryover, carryback, or refund of any

Description: Income tax credit for firearms instruction. Provides a state income tax credit to taxpayers (individuals filing single tax returns or married couples filing joint tax returns) who incur expenses in receiving qualified firearms instruction. Provides that the credit is equal to the amount of the incurred expenses. Provides that the maximum amount allowed as a credit is $100 for individuals filing single returns or $200 for married couples filing joint returns. Provides that a tax credit may not exceed the taxpayer's state income tax liability. Provides that a taxpayer is not entitled to a carryover, carryback, or refund of any

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

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1445

Title: Destruction of firearms. Removes destruction as one of the options that a law enforcement agency is permitted to use when disposing of certain firearms in the law enforcement agency's possession.

Description: Destruction of firearms. Removes destruction as one of the options that a law enforcement agency is permitted to use when disposing of certain firearms in the law enforcement agency's possession.

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

Last Action Date: January 24, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1446

Title: Firearm ownership and medical records. Prohibits a practitioner or medical records custodian from disclosing certain information relating to a patient's ownership of a firearm. Prohibits a political subdivision or the board regulating a practitioner from requiring the practitioner to: (1) inquire whether a patient owns a firearm; (2) document in a patient's medical record whether the patient owns a firearm; or (3) notify any governmental entity of the patient's identification solely on the basis of the patient's ownership of a firearm.

Description: Firearm ownership and medical records. Prohibits a practitioner or medical records custodian from disclosing certain information relating to a patient's ownership of a firearm. Prohibits a political subdivision or the board regulating a practitioner from requiring the practitioner to: (1) inquire whether a patient owns a firearm; (2) document in a patient's medical record whether the patient owns a firearm; or (3) notify any governmental entity of the patient's identification solely on the basis of the patient's ownership of a firearm.

Last Action: Representatives Lucas, Morris, VanNatter added as coauthors

Last Action Date: January 24, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1460

Title: Sales tax exemption for firearms and ammunition. Provides a sales tax exemption for transactions involving firearms and ammunition.

Description: Sales tax exemption for firearms and ammunition. Provides a sales tax exemption for transactions involving firearms and ammunition.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Ways and Means

Last Action Date: January 24, 2017

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HB1534

Title: Orders of protection and firearms. Requires a court to prohibit a person who is subject to an order for protection from using or possessing firearms or ammunition if the domestic or family violence giving rise to the order of protection involved the use or threat of use of a firearm. Requires a court to order the surrender of firearms and ammunition owned or possessed by a person who is subject to an order for protection if the domestic or family violence giving rise to the order of protection involved the use or threat of use of a firearm.

Description: Orders of protection and firearms. Requires a court to prohibit a person who is subject to an order for protection from using or possessing firearms or ammunition if the domestic or family violence giving rise to the order of protection involved the use or threat of use of a firearm. Requires a court to order the surrender of firearms and ammunition owned or possessed by a person who is subject to an order for protection if the domestic or family violence giving rise to the order of protection involved the use or threat of use of a firearm.

Last Action: Representative Lawson added as coauthor

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1588

Title: Firearms on public property. Repeals statutes prohibiting the carrying or possession of firearms on: (1) school property; and (2) a school bus. Provides that the state of Indiana may not regulate: (1) firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; (2) the ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; or (3) commerce in and taxation of firearms, firearms ammunition, and firearm accessories. Provides certain exceptions. Provides that any provision of an ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy enacted by the state pertaining to firearms regulation is void. Provides that a person not otherwise prohibited from carrying

Description: Firearms on public property. Repeals statutes prohibiting the carrying or possession of firearms on: (1) school property; and (2) a school bus. Provides that the state of Indiana may not regulate: (1) firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; (2) the ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; or (3) commerce in and taxation of firearms, firearms ammunition, and firearm accessories. Provides certain exceptions. Provides that any provision of an ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy enacted by the state pertaining to firearms regulation is void. Provides that a person not otherwise prohibited from carrying

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

Last Action Date: January 23, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1646

Title: Ballistics and microstamping of firearms. Defines "ballistics" and "microstamping" and urges the legislative council to assign the topic of ballistics and microstamping to an interim study committee.

Description: Ballistics and microstamping of firearms. Defines "ballistics" and "microstamping" and urges the legislative council to assign the topic of ballistics and microstamping to an interim study committee.

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

Last Action Date: January 24, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0013

Title: Use of firearms to secure loans. Repeals the statute prohibiting the use of a firearm as a security.

Description: Use of firearms to secure loans. Repeals the statute prohibiting the use of a firearm as a security.

Last Action: Public Law 37

Last Action Date: April 13, 2017

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SB0014

Title: Handguns and professional staff. Permits certain employees of the general assembly to carry a handgun within the state capitol building and on the property of the state capitol complex if the employee: (1) possesses a valid Indiana license to carry a handgun; and (2) is otherwise permitted to possess a handgun.

Description: Handguns and professional staff. Permits certain employees of the general assembly to carry a handgun within the state capitol building and on the property of the state capitol complex if the employee: (1) possesses a valid Indiana license to carry a handgun; and (2) is otherwise permitted to possess a handgun.

Last Action: Senator Smith added as third author

Last Action Date: January 18, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0043

Title: Firearms matters. Removes penal facilities from the list of locations where employer ordinances, resolutions, policies, or rules prohibiting the keeping of firearms on employer property may be enforced. Provides that a penal facility shall require an employee to: (1) secure the employee's firearm or ammunition, or both, in a locked case; and (2) store the firearm or ammunition in the trunk or glove compartment or out of plain sight in the employee's locked vehicle. Permits certain employees of the general assembly and members of the Indiana lobby registration commission to carry a handgun within the state capitol building and on

Description: Firearms matters. Removes penal facilities from the list of locations where employer ordinances, resolutions, policies, or rules prohibiting the keeping of firearms on employer property may be enforced. Provides that a penal facility shall require an employee to: (1) secure the employee's firearm or ammunition, or both, in a locked case; and (2) store the firearm or ammunition in the trunk or glove compartment or out of plain sight in the employee's locked vehicle. Permits certain employees of the general assembly and members of the Indiana lobby registration commission to carry a handgun within the state capitol building and on

Last Action: Public Law 181

Last Action Date: April 26, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0050

Title: Retail sales of Tannerite. Regulates the retail sale of Tannerite, a patented ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder based binary explosive used primarily as a target for firearms practice. Provides that a retailer: (1) must secure Tannerite behind a counter or in a locked display case so that Tannerite is unavailable to a customer without the assistance of the retailer or an employee of the retailer; (2) may not sell Tannerite to a customer who is less than 18 years of age; and (3) must verify the age of a customer who wishes to purchase Tannerite by requiring the customer to

Description: Retail sales of Tannerite. Regulates the retail sale of Tannerite, a patented ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder based binary explosive used primarily as a target for firearms practice. Provides that a retailer: (1) must secure Tannerite behind a counter or in a locked display case so that Tannerite is unavailable to a customer without the assistance of the retailer or an employee of the retailer; (2) may not sell Tannerite to a customer who is less than 18 years of age; and (3) must verify the age of a customer who wishes to purchase Tannerite by requiring the customer to

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law

Last Action Date: January 3, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0078

Title: Possession of firearms on school property. Permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property 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 located on the school property.

Description: Possession of firearms on school property. Permits a person who may legally possess a firearm to possess a firearm on school property 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 located on the school property.

Last Action: Senator Tomes added as second author

Last Action Date: January 24, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0123

Title: Handgun training. Requires a person who applies after December 31, 2017, for a license to carry a handgun to first complete an eight hour handgun safety and training program, unless the person is a law enforcement officer, a retired law enforcement officer, or an active or honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States. Eliminates a requirement that an applicant for a handgun license must inform the officer to whom the application is made of the reason the applicant is applying for the license.

Description: Handgun training. Requires a person who applies after December 31, 2017, for a license to carry a handgun to first complete an eight hour handgun safety and training program, unless the person is a law enforcement officer, a retired law enforcement officer, or an active or honorably discharged member of the armed forces of the United States. Eliminates a requirement that an applicant for a handgun license must inform the officer to whom the application is made of the reason the applicant is applying for the license.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 4, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0191

Title: Firearms matters. Establishes a procedure for the return or disposal of certain firearms in the custody of a law enforcement agency.

Description: Firearms matters. Establishes a procedure for the return or disposal of certain firearms in the custody of a law enforcement agency.

Last Action: Public Law 101

Last Action Date: April 21, 2017

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SB0223

Title: Resisting law enforcement. Specifies that a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally fails to comply with the lawful order of a law enforcement officer with authority to direct traffic commits a Class C infraction. (Under current law, a person commits the infraction only if the failure to comply is done "knowingly".) Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally refuses to comply with the lawful order of a law enforcement officer after having been detained based on: (1) probable cause; (2) reasonable suspicion; (3) a warrant; or (4) another court order; commits resisting law enforcement as a Class C misdemeanor.

Description: Resisting law enforcement. Specifies that a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally fails to comply with the lawful order of a law enforcement officer with authority to direct traffic commits a Class C infraction. (Under current law, a person commits the infraction only if the failure to comply is done "knowingly".) Provides that a person who knowingly or intentionally refuses to comply with the lawful order of a law enforcement officer after having been detained based on: (1) probable cause; (2) reasonable suspicion; (3) a warrant; or (4) another court order; commits resisting law enforcement as a Class C misdemeanor.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law

Last Action Date: January 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB0344

Title: Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. Provides that an alien who is illegally or unlawfully present in the United States and knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm commits unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien, a Level 6 felony.

Description: Possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. Provides that an alien who is illegally or unlawfully present in the United States and knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm commits unlawful possession of a firearm by an alien, a Level 6 felony.

Last Action: Public Law 63

Last Action Date: April 13, 2017

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SB0399

Title: Attorney general. Includes in the definition of "law enforcement officer" the attorney general, a deputy attorney general, a special deputy attorney general, and an investigator for the attorney general for the purposes of certain sentence enhancements and statutes relating to the possession of a firearm. Requires the attorney general to annually issue a photographic identification card to certain employees identifying them as a law enforcement officer.

Description: Attorney general. Includes in the definition of "law enforcement officer" the attorney general, a deputy attorney general, a special deputy attorney general, and an investigator for the attorney general for the purposes of certain sentence enhancements and statutes relating to the possession of a firearm. Requires the attorney general to annually issue a photographic identification card to certain employees identifying them as a law enforcement officer.

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Homeland Security and Transportation

Last Action Date: January 10, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB0426

Title: Open carry of rifles. Defines "prohibited weapon" as a centerfire rifle with an internal magazine or the ability to accept a detachable magazine and at least one of the following characteristics: (1) A pistol grip that protrudes beneath the action of the weapon. (2) A thumb hole stock. (3) A folding or telescoping stock. (4) A mount or lug capable of accepting or affixing a bayonet, flare launcher, or grenade launcher. (5) A flash suppressor. (6) A forward pistol grip. Defines "openly carries" as the carrying of a firearm in a manner that displays or presents any part of a

Description: Open carry of rifles. Defines "prohibited weapon" as a centerfire rifle with an internal magazine or the ability to accept a detachable magazine and at least one of the following characteristics: (1) A pistol grip that protrudes beneath the action of the weapon. (2) A thumb hole stock. (3) A folding or telescoping stock. (4) A mount or lug capable of accepting or affixing a bayonet, flare launcher, or grenade launcher. (5) A flash suppressor. (6) A forward pistol grip. Defines "openly carries" as the carrying of a firearm in a manner that displays or presents any part of a

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

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