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Proposed Rhode Island Gun Laws

2013 Session2014 Session

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note: Rhode Island does not carry over proposed legislation from odd-numbered year legislative sessions to even-numbered year legislative sessions

H8015

Title: Weapons

Description: Permits Providence fire department arson investigators to carry firearms statewide.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 8, 2014

S2899

Title: Weapons

Description: Permit Providence fire department arson investigators to carry firearms statewide.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 8, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

H7939

Title: Relating To Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals

Description: Establishes relief from disqualifiers board to consider petitions for relief from firearms prohibitions due to commitment adjudications and authorizes transmittal of mental disability information to NCIS by district court effective January 1, 2015.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 3, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

S2774

Title: Relating To Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities And Hospitals

Description: Requires district court to provide information to the NCIS database of those persons subject to civil commitment for mental health treatment. Creates an appeal board for persons denied the right to firearms ownership by the commitment process.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 3, 2014

H7940

Title: Weapons

Description: Eliminate the prohibition against a person who has been adjudicated or is under treatment as a habitual drunkard from owning, purchasing, carrying, transporting or having in his or her possession any firearm.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 2, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

S2775

Title: Weapons -mental Health

Description: Remove the term “habitual drunkard” from the list of those prohibited from possessing firearms.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 2, 2014

S2567

Title: Weapons

Description: Make it illegal for any person prohibited from possessing a firearm from possessing explosive materials, or conducting displays of fireworks or pyrotechnics.

Last Action: Committee recommends passage

Last Action Date: June 16, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2318

Title: Liability And Computation

Description: Levy and impose a ten percent (10%) supplemental firearms and ammunition tax upon the purchase and/or sale of any firearm and/or ammunition in this state with the funds collected to be distributed to the police departments

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 29, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2933

Title: Weapons

Description: Exempts law enforcement and military officers, and "BB" guns and air rifles from the state prohibition against the sale of firearms silencers.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: May 22, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

S2683

Title: Health And Safety Of Pupils

Description: Prevent the disciplining of a school child for possession of a toy gun unless a reasonable person could mistake the toy for a real gun.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 30, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7838

Title: Hunting And Hunting Safety - Nontoxic Ammunition

Description: Require the use of nontoxic ammunition for hunting purposes whenever such ammunition is available.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 17, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

H7483

Title: Tax Credit For Purchase Of Gun Safe

Description: Provide a credit against state income taxes due in the maximum amount of $200 for the purchase of a U.L. recognized firearms safe, for the 2014 and 2015 tax years

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2242

Title: Weapons

Description: Prevent anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from purchasing, owning, carrying, transporting, or possessing a firearm

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

S2377

Title: Weapons

Description: Make 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 would also provide for mandatory sentences

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2387

Title: Weapons

Description: Remove the "first conviction" exception to the requirement of mandatory jail sentencing for the manufacture, sale, purchase, or possession of a machine gun

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

S2390

Title: Weapons

Description: Require that mandatory jail sentencing imposed on the crime of possession of a stolen firearm not be suspended or deferred

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2597

Title: Weapons

Description: Provide for limited exceptions to the provisions of the general laws prohibiting the possession of a firearm by minors while a 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, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2622

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2632

Title: Gun Control And Safe Firearms Act

Description: Impose restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons. It would ban large capacity ammunition feed devices.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

S2642

Title: Weapons

Description: Make it a felony to discharge a firearm or incendiary or explosive device aboard an aircraft.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2713

Title: Weapons

Description: Restrict the possession or transportation of firearms at airports.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

S2719

Title: Domestic Abuse Prevention

Description: Authorizes police officers to seize weapons from an alleged domestic abuse scene and establishes rules and criteria to govern the possible return of seized weapons, depending on resolution of criminal proceeding, with notice to victim of domestic assault.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2720

Title: Relating To Health And Safety

Description: Allows police officers to seize weapons without warrant, from individuals they determine pose a risk of serious harm to themselves or others and establishes procedures for review of seizure in the Superior Court.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2724

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic offenses from possessing firearms, prohibits the carrying of rifles/shotguns in vehicles, and provides additional penalties for transferring a firearm to a minor if firearm is used in crime of violence

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2814

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 15, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7587

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 8, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

H7214

Title: Relating To Taxation

Description: Exempt from sales and use taxes containers and storage containers designed for the purpose of safely storing firearms

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 3, 2014

H7691

Title: Weapons

Description: Make it illegal for any person prohibited from possessing a firearm from possessing explosive materials, or conducting displays of fireworks or pyrotechnics.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 26, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7310

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibit the possession and/or ownership of a firearm by a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor under the domestic violence statute

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7311

Title: Weapons

Description: Prevent anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from purchasing, owning, carrying, transporting, or possessing a firearm

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

H7328

Title: Weapons

Description: Require that mandatory jail sentencing imposed on the crime of possession of a stolen firearm not be suspended or deferred

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

H7381

Title: Weapons

Description: Delete 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: March 18, 2014

H7582

Title: Weapons

Description: Provide for limited exceptions to the provisions of the general laws prohibiting the possession of a firearm by minors while a 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: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7583

Title: Safe Firearms Act

Description: Establishes the Safe Fire Arms Act, regulating the manufacture, sale, possession and transfer of certain assault weapons, with several exceptions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7584

Title: Gun Control And Safe Firearms Act

Description: Impose restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons. It would ban large capacity ammunition feed devices.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7585

Title: Weapons - Safe Firearms Act

Description: The act makes possession of magazines holding more than ten rounds unlawful while providing an exemption for military and law enforcement personnel and firearms dealers supplying lawful users. Certain probate transfers are exempted as well.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

H7586

Title: Weapons

Description: This would make changes to the records requirements associated with applications to carry firearms.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

H7588

Title: Weapons

Description: Make it a felony to discharge a firearm or incendiary or explosive device aboard an aircraft.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

H7855

Title: Weapons

Description: Restrict the possession or transportation of firearms at airports.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an pro-gun bill

H7856

Title: Weapons

Description: Limits the prohibition against possessing weapons on school grounds to students and exempts culinary activities from the school weapons ban.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7857

Title: Weapons--firearms Act

Description: Establishes firearm violence prevention fund financed by a $50.00 assessment against persons convicted of firearms offenses.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7923

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic offenses from possessing firearms, prohibits the carrying of rifles/shotguns in vehicles, and provides additional penalties for transferring a firearm to a minor if firearm is used in crime of violence

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 18, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

H7688

Title: Explosives And Fireworks

Description: Make it illegal to possess bomb-making ingredients and would create criminal violations for the possession of bombs and bomb-making ingredients by distinguishing them from illegal fireworks.

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: March 4, 2014

this is an anti-gun bill

S2628

Title: Hunting And Hunting Safety - Nontoxic Ammunition

Description: Require the use of nontoxic ammunition for hunting purposes whenever such ammunition is available.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 4, 2014

H7744

Title: Liability And Computation

Description: Imposing a 10% supplemental firearms and ammunition tax upon the purchase and/or sale of any firearm and/or ammunition in this state. The funds collected for allocation to nonprofit organizations who are committed to the reduction of crime and violence.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Finance

Last Action Date: February 27, 2014

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