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Proposed Rhode Island Gun Laws

2013-2014 Session2015-2016 Session

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note: Rhode Island has a limited carry over of legislation between sessions

this is an anti-gun bill

H5119

Title: Weapons

Description: Limits persons convicted of certain persons domestic offenses from purchasing or owning firearms.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 14, 2015

this is an pro-gun bill

H5123

Title: Possession Of Firearms By Minors

Description: Requires all minors in possession of a firearm, with or without a permit, be in the presence of a parent or guardian or supervising adult at all times.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2015

this is an pro-gun bill

H5205

Title: Sales - Gun Safes

Description: Exempts gun safes from sales and use taxes.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Finance

Last Action Date: January 21, 2015

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H5368

Title: Weapons

Description: Deletes unnecessary language with regard to the destruction of application records for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun, if an applicant is not otherwise disqualified under any other applicable provision of the general laws.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2015

this is an pro-gun bill

H5647

Title: Weapons

Description: Restricts the prohibition against possessing firearms or other weapons on school grounds to students or other persons under 18 years of age and would include knives of any length, if capable of cutting of stabbing another person.

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: March 10, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

H5655

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits any individual convicted of domestic violence or subject to a restraining order, from possessing a firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 14, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

H5669

Title: Relating To Fish And Wildlife -- Hunting--lead Shot Prohibition

Description: Creates a general prohibition on the use of lead shot for hunting.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2015

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H5861

Title: Weapons

Description: Repeals exemption for issued permits under sections 11-47-11 and 11-47-18 from prohibition on school grounds.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2015

this is an pro-gun bill

H5868

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor. This act would further provide for limited exceptions while the minor is in the presence of a qualified adult or participating in certain competitive or ceremonial events.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2015

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H5872

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits any person convicted of a misdemeanor offense under ยง 12-29-2 (a crime involving domestic violence) from purchasing, owning, transporting, carrying, or possessing any firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 14, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

H6017

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the application process for requesting a license or permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

H6074

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 15, 2015

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S0346

Title: Wildlife Refuges

Description: Provides a protected area around recognized wildlife refuges in which hunting with weapons would be prohibited.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 7, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0377

Title: Liability And Computation

Description: Imposes a 10% supplemental firearms ammunition tax upon the sale of firearms and ammunitions, with the funds collected from tax to be distributed to municipal police departments.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Finance

Last Action Date: February 25, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0503

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits any individual convicted of domestic violence or subject to a restraining order, from possessing a firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 17, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0504

Title: Relating To Fish And Wildlife -- Hunting--lead Shot Prohibition

Description: Creates a general prohibition on the use of lead shot for hunting.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 7, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0511

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes a number of changes to the statutes relating to the sale and possession of weapons and to the penalties for violating the same. This act also provides for mandatory sentences.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 26, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0517

Title: Gun Control And Safe Firearms Act

Description: Impose restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 26, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0520

Title: Weapons

Description: Precludes those persons convicted of a misdemeanor offense involving domestic violence from possessing a weapon or firearm. Also excludes those individuals whose records have been properly expunged.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 26, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0523

Title: Relating To Health And Safety

Description: Allows police officers to seize weapons without a warrant in certain situations.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 26, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0528

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides the licensing authorities for permits to carry concealed weapons, discretion in deciding whether to issue such permit and would require that the applicant exhibit a "proper showing of need." Also establishes a procedure for appeals.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 26, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0529

Title: Weapons

Description: Creates a board within the executive department to hear appeals of the denial of applications to carry a concealed fire arm.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 26, 2015

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S0580

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes the mere possession of a firearm by a minor and further provides for limited exceptions while the minor is in the presence of a qualified adult or participating in certain competitive or ceremonial events.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 3, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0662

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the application process for requesting a license or permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 11, 2015

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S0670

Title: Weapons

Description: Includes orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs, or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm within the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 11, 2015

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S0727

Title: Freedom From Prone Restraint Act

Description: Prohibits the use of prone restraints in certain facilities.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 19, 2015

this is an anti-gun bill

S0728

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful for a person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about his or her person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions including his or her dwelling, place of business, or land.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 19, 2015

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S0743

Title: Weapons

Description: Repeals exemption for issued permits under sections 11-47-11 and 11-47-18 for prohibition on school grounds.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 19, 2015

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S0755

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the acquisition or delivery of a firearm by straw purchaser or straw seller.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 24, 2015

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