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2020 Passed State Firearm Legislation

These are state level fiream related bills that have passed. Billls are archived by the year they were signed into law.

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Idaho H0516

Title: Amends existing law to revise a certain exception regarding concealed weapons and U.S. citizens.

Description: CONCEALED WEAPONS -- Amends existing law to revise a certain exception regarding concealed weapons and U.S. citizens.

Last Action: Reported Signed by Governor on March 25, 2020 Session Law Chapter Effective:

Last Action Date: March 20, 2020

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Indiana HB1003

Title: Education matters.

Description: Education matters. Provides that the state board of education (state board) shall determine the timing, frequency, and method of certain teacher training requirements, including whether the training should be required for purposes of obtaining or renewing a license or as part of the completion requirements for a teacher preparation program. Provides that the following apply to nonpublic schools accredited by a national or regional accrediting agency recognized by the state board: (1) Indiana secured school fund provisions. (2) Certain sale of school building provisions. (3) Certain textbook assistance provisions. Changes a provision concerning waivers from postsecondary readiness competency requirements that references "nonaccredited nonpublic school" to "nonaccredited nonpublic school that has less than one employee". Provides that the state board and the governing body of a school corporation or nonpublic school may not enter into, renew, or otherwise extend a contract to establish a freeway school after June 30, 2020. Provides that provisions relating to the establishment and administration of freeway schools expire July 1, 2025. Establishes new requirements to accredit a public or private school in Indiana. Provides that the state board may grant an application by a school or group of schools that requests to waive compliance with certain statutes or rules. Requires the state board to annually prepare a report that includes certain information regarding compliance waiver requests and provide the report to the general assembly. Provides that a school corporation may publish in a local newspaper a summary of the annual performance report with a description of how to find and view the full annual performance report on the Internet in lieu of publishing the whole annual performance report. Provides that a school corporation may publish in a local newspaper a summary of the annual financial report with a description of how to find and view the full annual financial report on the Internet in lieu of publishing the whole annual financial report. Repeals a provision that requires the state board to implement a system of recognizing certain education programs of nonpublic schools. Repeals: (1) a provision relating to performance based school accreditation; (2) a provision pertaining to school improvement plans; and (3) a provision pertaining to the recognition of educational programs of nonpublic schools. Makes conforming amendments and technical corrections.

Last Action: Public Law 92

Last Action Date: March 30, 2020

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Nebraska LB582

Title: Change provisions relating to stolen firearms

Description: Change provisions relating to stolen firearms

Last Action: Approved by Governor on February 12, 2020

Last Action Date: February 13, 2020

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New Jersey A4260

Title: Prohibits sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms.

Description: Prohibits sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms.

Last Action: Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (31-5)

Last Action Date: January 13, 2020

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New Mexico HB6

Title: Ptsd Presumption For First Responders

Description: Ptsd Presumption For First Responders

Last Action: Signed by Governor - Chapter 54 - Mar. 6

Last Action Date: February 20, 2020

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New Mexico SB5

Title: Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act

Description: Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act

Last Action: Signed by Governor - Chapter 5 - Feb. 25

Last Action Date: February 13, 2020

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South Dakota SB169

Title: Authorize the possession of a concealed pistol by employees in county courthouses.

Description: Authorize the possession of a concealed pistol by employees in county courthouses.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 25, 2020 S.J. 558

Last Action Date: March 30, 2020

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South Dakota SB98

Title: Extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol.

Description: Extend the notification period for possession of a concealed pistol in the state capitol.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 25, 2020 S.J. 558

Last Action Date: March 30, 2020

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South Dakota HB1094

Title: Repeal certain provisions regarding permits for concealed pistols.

Description: Repeal certain provisions regarding permits for concealed pistols.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 25, 2020 H.J. 627

Last Action Date: March 30, 2020

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South Dakota HB1182

Title: Provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Description: Provide for the renewal of an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 25, 2020

Last Action Date: March 18, 2020

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South Dakota HB1138

Title: Establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Description: Establish shooting course requirements for current or former law enforcement officers seeking an enhanced permit to carry a concealed pistol.

Last Action: Signed by the Governor on March 25, 2020

Last Action Date: March 18, 2020

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Tennessee HJR0769

Title: Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia

Description: Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia

Last Action: Action deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee

Last Action Date: March 17, 2020

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Utah SB0173

Title: Disorderly Conduct Amendments

Description: Disorderly Conduct Amendments

Last Action: Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 30, 2020

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Utah HB0010

Title: Boards and Commissions Amendments

Description: Boards and Commissions Amendments

Last Action: Governor Signed in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 28, 2020

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Virginia HB264

Title: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence, effective date.

Description: Concealed handgun permits; demonstration of competence. Removes the option for concealed handgun permit applicants to demonstrate competence with a handgun by completing an electronic, video, or online course conducted by a state-certified or National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor. The bill does not affect any in-person means of satisfying the requirement to demonstrate competence with a handgun under current law. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 390 (effective 1/1/21)

Last Action Date: March 23, 2020

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Virginia HB160

Title: License plates, special; bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE, revenue-sharing provisions.

Description: Special license plate bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE; revenue-sharing provisions. Provides that the special license plate bearing the legend STOP GUN VIOLENCE will remain nonrevenue-sharing. Current law provides that such special license plate will become revenue-sharing on July 1, 2020.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 426 (effective 7/1/20)

Last Action Date: March 23, 2020

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Virginia HB2

Title: Firearm transfers; criminal history record information checks, penalty.

Description: Firearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check from licensed firearms dealers. A person who sells a firearm to another person without obtaining the required background check is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also provides that a purchaser who receives a firearm from another person without obtaining the required background check is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill removes the provision that makes background checks of prospective purchasers or transferees at firearms shows voluntary. The bill also provides that the Department shall have three business days to complete a background check before a firearm may be transferred.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Last Action Date: March 20, 2020

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Virginia SB670

Title: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report.

Description: Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant is likely to remain incompetent for the foreseeable future due to an ongoing and irreversible medical condition and prior medical or educational records are available to support the diagnosis, a competency report may recommend that the court find the defendant unrestorably incompetent to stand trial, and the court may proceed with the disposition of the case based on such recommendation. Under current law, the defendant is required to undergo treatment to restore his competency before the court can find a defendant unrestorably incompetent to stand trial. The bill also provides that such person who is found unrestorably incompetent to stand trial shall be prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 299 (effective 7/1/20)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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Virginia SB268

Title: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for certain gun safes.

Description: Sales tax exemption; gun safes. Establishes an exemption from retail sales tax for a gun safe with a selling price of $1,500 or less. The bill defines "gun safe" as a safe or vault that is (i) commercially available, (ii) secured with a digital or dial combination locking mechanism or biometric locking mechanism, and (iii) designed for the storage of a firearm or of ammunition for use in a firearm. Under the bill, "gun safe" does not include a glass-faced cabinet.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 191 (effective 7/1/20)

Last Action Date: March 6, 2020

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Virginia HB923

Title: Alcoholic beverage control; interdiction of intoxicated driver, etc.

Description: Alcoholic beverage control; interdiction; habitual drunkard; repeal. Repeals the provision allowing a court to enter an order of interdiction prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages to any person who has shown himself to be a habitual drunkard. The bill also repeals the provision that disqualifies habitual drunkards from being able to obtain a concealed handgun permit.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 150 (effective 7/1/20)

Last Action Date: March 4, 2020

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Virginia HB1076

Title: Concealed weapons; sling bow.

Description: Carrying concealed weapons; sling bow. Replaces "slingshot" with "sling bow" in the list of weapons a person is prohibited from carrying concealed. The bill also removes the Harbormaster of the City of Hopewell from the list of individuals who, while in the discharge of their official duties, or while in transit to or from such duties, are excepted from the prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon.

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 142 (effective 7/1/20)

Last Action Date: March 4, 2020

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West Virginia HB4618

Title: Relating to deadly weapons for sale or hire

Description: Relating to deadly weapons for sale or hire

Last Action: Approved by Governor 3/25/20

Last Action Date: March 25, 2020

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West Virginia HB4955

Title: Relating to reducing the cost of fees for state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons and provisional state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons

Description: Relating to reducing the cost of fees for state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons and provisional state licenses to carry concealed deadly weapons

Last Action: Approved by Governor 3/24/20 - Senate Journal

Last Action Date: March 7, 2020

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West Virginia SB96

Title: Prohibiting municipalities from limiting persons' rights to possess certain weapons

Description: Prohibiting municipalities from limiting persons' rights to possess certain weapons

Last Action: Approved by Governor 3/25/20 - House Journal

Last Action Date: March 7, 2020

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West Virginia SB46

Title: Defining "pepper spray" and exempting from definition of "deadly weapons"

Description: Providing certain persons be allowed to carry pepper spray in State Capitol Complex

Last Action: Approved by Governor 2/24/20 - House Journal

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

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Wyoming SF0105

Title: Concealed weapons permit renewal-military duty.

Description: AN ACT relating to concealed weapons permits; providing for renewal of concealed weapons permits for military personnel and spouses under specified conditions; providing an extension renewal period for deployed armed force members under specified circumstances; and providing for an effective date.

Last Action: Governor Signed SEA No. 0042

Last Action Date: March 24, 2020

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