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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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California AB2617

Title: Firearms: gun violence restraining orders.

Description: An act to amend Sections 18140 and 18205 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 286, Statutes of 2020.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2020

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California AB2061

Title: Firearms: inspections.

Description: An act to amend Sections 27310 and 30345 of the Penal Code, relating to firearms.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 273, Statutes of 2020.

Last Action Date: September 29, 2020

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California AB2655

Title: Invasion of privacy: first responders.

Description: An act to amend Section 1524 of, and to add Section 647.9 to, the Penal Code, relating to crimes.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 219, Statutes of 2020.

Last Action Date: September 28, 2020

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District of Columbia B23-0682

Title: Ghost Guns Prohibition Temporary Amendment Act of 2020

Description: Ghost Guns Prohibition Temporary Amendment Act of 2020

Last Action: Law L23-0125, Effective from Jul 30, 2020 Published in DC Register Vol 67 and Page 9347, Expires on Mar 11, 2021

Last Action Date: August 7, 2020

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District of Columbia B23-0686

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Implementation Working Group Temporary Amendment Act of 2020

Description: Extreme Risk Protection Order Implementation Working Group Temporary Amendment Act of 2020

Last Action: Law L23-0107, Effective from Jun 17, 2020 Published in DC Register Vol 67 and Page 8048, Expires on Jan 28, 2021

Last Action Date: July 3, 2020

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District of Columbia B23-0685

Title: Extreme Risk Protection Order Implementation Working Group Emergency Amendment Act of 2020

Description: Extreme Risk Protection Order Implementation Working Group Emergency Amendment Act of 2020

Last Action: Act A23-0252 Published in DC Register Vol 67 and Page 3467, Expires on Jun 15, 2020

Last Action Date: March 27, 2020

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District of Columbia B23-0681

Title: Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act of 2020

Description: Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act of 2020

Last Action: Act A23-0245 Published in DC Register Vol 67 and Page 3086, Expires on Jun 09, 2020

Last Action Date: March 20, 2020

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District of Columbia PR23-0744

Title: Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2020

Description: Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2020

Last Action: Resolution R23-0377, Effective from Mar 03, 2020 Published in DC Register Vol 67 and Page 2740

Last Action Date: March 13, 2020

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Georgia HR1455

Title: National African American Gun Association Second Amendment Day at the state capitol; February 22, 2020; recognize

Description: A RESOLUTION recognizing February 22, 2020, as the National African American Gun Association Second Amendment Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Read and Adopted

Last Action Date: March 10, 2020

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Georgia HR1225

Title: African American Gun Association Second Amendment Day at the state capitol; February 22, 2020; recognize

Description: A RESOLUTION recognizing February 22, 2020, as African American Gun Association Second Amendment Day at the state capitol; and for other purposes.

Last Action: House Read and Adopted

Last Action Date: February 20, 2020

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Hawaii SB3054

Title: Relating To Firearm Registration.

Description: Requires every person who permanently moves firearms out of the State to contact the county police department where the firearms are registered to notify that police department that the firearms have been moved out of State within five days of their removal from the State. Imposes a fine of $100 per firearm for violations. (HD1)

Last Action: Enrolled to Governor.

Last Action Date: July 10, 2020

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Hawaii HB2744

Title: Relating To Gun Violence Prevention.

Description: Establishes the gun violence and violent crimes commission. Requires reports to the Legislature. Makes it a class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Amends certain requirements relating to firearms registration. (SD2)

Last Action: Transmitted to Governor.

Last Action Date: July 10, 2020

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Iowa HF2502

Title: A bill for an act relating to firearms and weapons, including the storage, carrying, possession, or transportation of weapons and the establishment, use, and maintenance of shooting ranges. (Formerly HSB 615.) Effective date: 07/01/2020.

Description: A bill for an act relating to firearms and weapons, including the storage, carrying, possession, or transportation of weapons and the establishment, use, and maintenance of shooting ranges. (Formerly HSB 615.) Effective date: 07/01/2020.

Last Action: Signed by Governor. H.J. 791.

Last Action Date: June 25, 2020

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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 315 Effective: 07/01/2020

Last Action Date: March 20, 2020

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Idaho S1334

Title: Amends existing law to make codifier's corrections.

Description: CODIFIER'S CORRECTIONS -- Amends existing law to make codifier's corrections.

Last Action: Session Law Chapter 82 Effective: 07/01/2020

Last Action Date: March 10, 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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Indiana SB0335

Title: Criminal law issues.

Description: Criminal law issues. Provides that, if certain criminal penalties are increased (or, in the case of an infraction, imposed) due to a prior conviction or infraction committed by a defendant, the new offense must have been committed not later than 12 years from the later of the date: (1) of the conviction or infraction judgment; or (2) the person was released from incarceration, probation, or parole. Excludes certain crimes and classes of crimes from the 12 year lookback period. Specifies the duties of an operator of a boat who is involved in an accident or collision resulting in injury. Adds strangulation and domestic battery to the definition of "crimes of violence". Specifies that references to a conviction for Indiana offenses include: (1) an attempt to commit the offense; (2) a conspiracy to commit the offense; and (3) a substantially similar offense committed in another jurisdiction. Provides that credit earned by a person on pretrial home detention does not include accrued time. Makes it a crime to possess a firearm with an obliterated serial number (under current law, it is only a crime to possess a handgun with an obliterated serial number). Provides that a person who: (1) agrees with two or more persons to commit theft; and (2) performs an overt act in furtherance of the agreement; commits organized theft, a Level 6 felony. Prohibits a person who has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act while armed with a firearm that would be a serious violent felony if committed by an adult (serious delinquent) from possessing a firearm unless the person is at least: (1) 26 years of age, in the case of less serious acts; or (2) 28 years of age, in the case of more serious acts. Makes possession of a firearm by a serious delinquent a Level 6 felony, and increases the penalty to a Level 5 felony for a second or subsequent offense. Requires a juvenile court to transmit certain findings to the office of judicial administration for transmission to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) upon a finding of delinquency for an act that would be a serious violent felony if committed by an adult. Allows a court to consider certain factors when evaluating a petition to expunge certain juvenile adjudications. Beginning July 1, 2021: (1) requires the office of judicial administration to collect and publish certain statistics related to the confiscation and retention of firearms; and (2) requires a court to provide certain information to the office of judicial administration after issuing a finding concerning a person's dangerousness. Provides that a person who knowingly makes a false report that another person is dangerous commits false informing, a Class B misdemeanor. Specifies that a person commits the offense of operating a vehicle with a controlled substance if the controlled substance is in the person's blood (rather than the person's body). Increases the penalty for operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in the person's blood if the person is transporting a child in the vehicle. Provides a defense to a "smokable hemp" offense if the hemp is carried in continuous transit from a licensed producer in another state through Indiana to a licensed handler in another state. Makes conforming amendments, reconciles conflicts, and makes technical corrections.

Last Action: Public Law 142

Last Action Date: March 21, 2020

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Louisiana HB140

Title: Provides relative to the preemption of state law for firearms

Description: Provides relative to the preemption of state law for firearms

Last Action: Effective date: 08/01/2020.

Last Action Date: June 13, 2020

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Louisiana HB334

Title: Authorizes a concealed handgun permit holder to carry a concealed handgun in a place of worship

Description: Authorizes a concealed handgun permit holder to carry a concealed handgun in a place of worship

Last Action: Effective date: 08/01/2020.

Last Action Date: June 11, 2020

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Missouri SB656

Title: Modifies provisions relating to veterans

Description: Modifies provisions relating to veterans

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 14, 2020

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Mississippi SB2225

Title: Disabled veteran with service-connected disability; clarify procedure for concealed weapons permit.

Description: An Act To Amend Section 45-9-101, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Provide That A Disabled Veteran Shall Only Be Required To Provide A United States Department Of Veterans Affairs Health Services Identification Card In Order To Obtain A Concealed Weapons Permit; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Approved by Governor

Last Action Date: June 29, 2020

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Mississippi HB1577

Title: Hunter safety course; authorize school districts to offer as part of their curriculum.

Description: An Act To Authorize Public School Districts To Offer A Course In Hunter Safety As A Component Of Its Curriculum For Students In Grades 7 Through 12; To Prescribe Requirements For The Course Instructor; To Prohibit The Use Of Operable Weapons And Live Ammunition In The Course; To Authorize Parents To Opt Out A Student's Participation In The Course; To Amend Section 49-7-20, Mississippi Code Of 1972, In Conformity Thereto; And For Related Purposes.

Last Action: Approved by Governor

Last Action Date: June 25, 2020

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Nebraska LB1003

Title: Change provisions relating to cities and villages

Description: Change provisions relating to cities and villages

Last Action: Provisions/portions of LB993 amended into LB1003 by AM2651

Last Action Date: August 18, 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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New York S07505

Title: Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the state public protection and general government budget for the 2020-2021 state fiscal year; relates to extending the effectiveness of certain provisions of law relating to various criminal justice and public safety programs (Part A); establishes the criminal justice discovery compensation fund (Part E); relates to the closure of correctional facilities (Part F); relates to moving adolescent offenders to the office of children and family services (Part G); relates to suspending the transfer of monies into the emergency services revolving loan fund from the public safety communications account (Part I); establishesg the safe homes and families act (Part M); relates to firearm licenses, requires a list of offenses in states and territories of the United States other than New York that include all of the essential elements of a serious offense be maintained and updated annually (Part N); relates to determining whether certain misdemeanor crimes are serious offenses under the penal law (Part Q); enacts the "Josef Neumann Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act" which makes it a crime for a person to commit a domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate (Part R); relates to continuing to protect and strengthen unions (Part W); relates to defining the term technology for purposes of state purchasing requirements (Part Y); relates to statewide financial system procurements for joint appointing authority for the state financial system project (Part Z); relates to leases of premises in the county of Albany, and elsewhere as required, for providing space for departments, commissions, boards and officers of the state government (Part AA); relates to the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain international airports (Part FF); relates to conducting full manual recounts on ballots (Part JJ); relates to AIM-related sales tax payments in the counties of Nassau and Erie (Part NN); includes acts of domestic violence in the criteria the court shall consider in determining the equitable disposition of property during divorce proceedings (Part PP); relates to ensuring pay equity at state and local public authorities (Part QQ); relates to disclosure requirements for certain nonprofits (Part UU); relates to the powers of the members of the commission on legislative, judicial and executive compensation (Part WW); relates to rights of sexual offense victims; provides that sexual offense victims shall be informed that a rape crisis or victim assistance organization is available to provide victims with transportation from a medical facility (Subpart A); provides guidelines to determine regulatory fines for small businesses and amends the effective date for S. 5815-C and A. 7540-B to be repealed two years after the effective date (Subpart B); relates to specifying the use for which certain state lands are to be transferred to the city of New Rochelle (Subpart C); relates to exempting income earned by persons under the age of 24 from certain workforce development programs from the determination of need for public assistance programs (Subpart D); permits special districts to adopt local laws providing for an exemption for improvements to residential real proeprty for the purpose of facilitating accessibility of such property to a physcially disabed owner (Subpart E); relates to adding components sold with instructions to combine such components to create combustion or detonation to the definition of "explosives" (Subpart F); qualifies the amount of rental surcharge persons or families shall pay in company projects (Subpart G); relates to renaming certain subway stations (Subpart H); provides for the continuity of the Roosevelt Island operating corporation (Subpart I); establishes a sexual discrimination training program within the state office for the aging (Subpart J); details policies or contracts which are not included in the definition of student accident and health insurance (Subpart K); relates to notice of indicated reports of child maltreatment and changes of placement in child protective and voluntary foster care placement and review proceedings (Subpart L); provides access to students on information pertaining to voter education (Subpart M); relates to canvass of ballots cast by certain voters (Subpart N); relates to the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other automated people moving devices; qualifies fund availability from the elevator and related conveyances safety program account; specifies what is not included in the definition of elevator work; sets forth qualifications and exemptions for licensing as an elevator agency technician; repeals certain sections of the labor law and the administrative code of the city of New York and changes the effective date for the licensing requirements of persons engaged in design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators to two years after the act takes effect (Subpart O); relates to proof of eligibility for volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits (Subpart P); relates to "lease-end" charges (Subpart Q); enacts the New York call center jobs act (Subpart R); provides for payment assistance and other information for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis and other health care services for sexual assault victims (Subpart S); relates to authorizing retail licenses to purchase beer with a business payment card (Subpart T); relates to the senior wellness in nutrition fund (Subpart U); relates to the definition of a research tobacco product (Subpart V); authorizes retail licensees to purchase beer with a business payment card (Subpart W); relates to a television writers' and directors' fees and salaries credit (Subpart X); relates to the payment of wages to workers (Subpart Y); relates to reverse mortgage loans (Subpart Z); relates to the regulation of toxic chemicals in children's products (Subpart AA); relates to the electronic open auction public bond sale pilot program (Subpart BB); relates to allowing the commissioner of transportation to impound or immobilize stretch limousines in certain situations (Subpart CC)(Part XX); relates to the Nassau county interim finance authority (Part YY); relates to repealing certain provisions requiring voter approval for the issuance of bonds or bonds and capital notes in an amount in excess of ten million dollars to finance any capital improvement in Westchester county (Part ZZ); relates to permitting employees at least two hours paid time off for voting (Part AAA).

Description: Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the state public protection and general government budget for the 2020-2021 state fiscal year; relates to extending the effectiveness of certain provisions of law relating to various criminal justice and public safety programs (Part A); establishes the criminal justice discovery compensation fund (Part E); relates to the closure of correctional facilities (Part F); relates to moving adolescent offenders to the office of children and family services (Part G); relates to suspending the transfer of monies into the emergency services revolving loan fund from the public safety communications account (Part I); establishesg the safe homes and families act (Part M); relates to firearm licenses, requires a list of offenses in states and territories of the United States other than New York that include all of the essential elements of a serious offense be maintained and updated annually (Part N); relates to determining whether certain misdemeanor crimes are serious offenses under the penal law (Part Q); enacts the "Josef Neumann Hate Crimes Domestic Terrorism Act" which makes it a crime for a person to commit a domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate (Part R); relates to continuing to protect and strengthen unions (Part W); relates to defining the term technology for purposes of state purchasing requirements (Part Y); relates to statewide financial system procurements for joint appointing authority for the state financial system project (Part Z); relates to leases of premises in the county of Albany, and elsewhere as required, for providing space for departments, commissions, boards and officers of the state government (Part AA); relates to the sale of alcoholic beverages in certain international airports (Part FF); relates to conducting full manual recounts on ballots (Part JJ); relates to AIM-related sales tax payments in the counties of Nassau and Erie (Part NN); includes acts of domestic violence in the criteria the court shall consider in determining the equitable disposition of property during divorce proceedings (Part PP); relates to ensuring pay equity at state and local public authorities (Part QQ); relates to disclosure requirements for certain nonprofits (Part UU); relates to the powers of the members of the commission on legislative, judicial and executive compensation (Part WW); relates to rights of sexual offense victims; provides that sexual offense victims shall be informed that a rape crisis or victim assistance organization is available to provide victims with transportation from a medical facility (Subpart A); provides guidelines to determine regulatory fines for small businesses and amends the effective date for S. 5815-C and A. 7540-B to be repealed two years after the effective date (Subpart B); relates to specifying the use for which certain state lands are to be transferred to the city of New Rochelle (Subpart C); relates to exempting income earned by persons under the age of 24 from certain workforce development programs from the determination of need for public assistance programs (Subpart D); permits special districts to adopt local laws providing for an exemption for improvements to residential real proeprty for the purpose of facilitating accessibility of such property to a physcially disabed owner (Subpart E); relates to adding components sold with instructions to combine such components to create combustion or detonation to the definition of "explosives" (Subpart F); qualifies the amount of rental surcharge persons or families shall pay in company projects (Subpart G); relates to renaming certain subway stations (Subpart H); provides for the continuity of the Roosevelt Island operating corporation (Subpart I); establishes a sexual discrimination training program within the state office for the aging (Subpart J); details policies or contracts which are not included in the definition of student accident and health insurance (Subpart K); relates to notice of indicated reports of child maltreatment and changes of placement in child protective and voluntary foster care placement and review proceedings (Subpart L); provides access to students on information pertaining to voter education (Subpart M); relates to canvass of ballots cast by certain voters (Subpart N); relates to the licensing of persons engaged in the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators and other automated people moving devices; qualifies fund availability from the elevator and related conveyances safety program account; specifies what is not included in the definition of elevator work; sets forth qualifications and exemptions for licensing as an elevator agency technician; repeals certain sections of the labor law and the administrative code of the city of New York and changes the effective date for the licensing requirements of persons engaged in design, construction, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of elevators to two years after the act takes effect (Subpart O); relates to proof of eligibility for volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits (Subpart P); relates to "lease-end" charges (Subpart Q); enacts the New York call center jobs act (Subpart R); provides for payment assistance and other information for HIV post-exposure prophylaxis and other health care services for sexual assault victims (Subpart S); relates to authorizing retail licenses to purchase beer with a business payment card (Subpart T); relates to the senior wellness in nutrition fund (Subpart U); relates to the definition of a research tobacco product (Subpart V); authorizes retail licensees to purchase beer with a business payment card (Subpart W); relates to a television writers' and directors' fees and salaries credit (Subpart X); relates to the payment of wages to workers (Subpart Y); relates to reverse mortgage loans (Subpart Z); relates to the regulation of toxic chemicals in children's products (Subpart AA); relates to the electronic open auction public bond sale pilot program (Subpart BB); relates to allowing the commissioner of transportation to impound or immobilize stretch limousines in certain situations (Subpart CC)(Part XX); relates to the Nassau county interim finance authority (Part YY); relates to repealing certain provisions requiring voter approval for the issuance of bonds or bonds and capital notes in an amount in excess of ten million dollars to finance any capital improvement in Westchester county (Part ZZ); relates to permitting employees at least two hours paid time off for voting (Part AAA).

Last Action: SIGNED CHAP.55

Last Action Date: April 3, 2020

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New York J02600

Title: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2, 2020, as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the State of New York

Description: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim June 2, 2020, as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the State of New York

Last Action: ADOPTED

Last Action Date: January 28, 2020

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Oklahoma SB1081

Title: Firearms; state preemption of future red flag laws. Emergency.

Description: Firearms; state preemption of future red flag laws. Emergency.

Last Action: Approved by Governor 05/19/2020

Last Action Date: May 19, 2020

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Rhode Island H7103

Title: Weapons--the Julie Lynn Cardinal Act

Description: Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 22, 2020

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Rhode Island S2154

Title: Weapons--the Julie Lynn Cardinal Act

Description: Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: July 22, 2020

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Rhode Island S2004

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 23, 2020

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Rhode Island H7102

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 23, 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 H.J. 629

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. 629

Last Action Date: March 30, 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 HB1296

Title: Revise the authority of the Governor in times of a disaster, act of terrorism, or emergency and to declare an emergency.

Description: Revise the authority of the Governor in times of a disaster, act of terrorism, or emergency and to declare an emergency.

Last Action: Delivered to the Governor on March 31, 2020 H.J. 660

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 H.J. 629

Last Action Date: March 30, 2020

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Tennessee SB2737

Title: As enacted, waives the lifetime handgun carry permit fees for retired law enforcement officers who served for at least 10 years, rather than former law enforcement officers who served for at least 10 years. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Description: As enacted, waives the lifetime handgun carry permit fees for retired law enforcement officers who served for at least 10 years, rather than former law enforcement officers who served for at least 10 years. - Amends TCA Section 39-17-1351.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 804

Last Action Date: July 22, 2020

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Tennessee SB2292

Title: As enacted, specifies that the authority of wildlife resources officers to conduct certain searches does not permit search or inspection of the interior of an automobile without a search warrant. - Amends TCA Title 20; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.

Description: As enacted, specifies that the authority of wildlife resources officers to conduct certain searches does not permit search or inspection of the interior of an automobile without a search warrant. - Amends TCA Title 20; Title 29; Title 38; Title 39; Title 40 and Title 70.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 799

Last Action Date: July 22, 2020

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Tennessee SB2066

Title: As enacted, allows an elected official of any county or municipality in the actual discharge of official duties who has a valid handgun carry permit to carry inside a building in which judicial proceedings are in progress, but not in the room in which judicial proceedings are in progress; allows the county attorney in the actual discharge of official duties who has a valid handgun carry permit to carry inside a building in which judicial proceedings are in progress, but not in the room in which judicial proceedings are in progress. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Description: As enacted, allows an elected official of any county or municipality in the actual discharge of official duties who has a valid handgun carry permit to carry inside a building in which judicial proceedings are in progress, but not in the room in which judicial proceedings are in progress; allows the county attorney in the actual discharge of official duties who has a valid handgun carry permit to carry inside a building in which judicial proceedings are in progress, but not in the room in which judicial proceedings are in progress. - Amends TCA Title 39, Chapter 17, Part 13.

Last Action: Pub. Ch. 681

Last Action Date: July 2, 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 SB71

Title: Firearms; possession on school property.

Description: Firearms on school property. Adds public, private, or religious preschools and licensed child day centers that are not operated at the residence of the provider or of any of the children to the list of schools where possessing a firearm on school property or on a school bus is prohibited. The provisions of the bill regarding child day centers and preschools only apply during the regular operating hours of such child day center or preschool and shall not apply to any person (i) whose residence is on the property of a child day center or a private or religious preschool and (ii) who possesses a firearm or other prohibited weapon while in his residence . Under current law, the list of such schools only includes public, private, or religious elementary, middle, or high schools. The bill also provides that a licensed child day center or religious or private preschool may hire an armed security officer to provide security services.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1249)

Last Action Date: April 22, 2020

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Virginia HB421

Title: Firearms, ammunition, etc.; control by localities by governing possession, etc., within locality.

Description: Control of firearms by localities. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for governmental purposes; (ii) any public park owned or operated by the locality; (iii) any recreation or community center facility; or (iv) any public street, road, alley, sidewalk or public right-of-way or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public and is being used by or is adjacent to a permitted event or an event that would otherwise require a permit. Provisions limiting the authority of localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others are also repealed. The bill also provides that any firearm received by the locality pursuant to a gun buy-back program shall be destroyed by the locality unless the person surrendering such firearm requests in writing that such surrendered firearm be sold. The provisions of the bill do not apply to the activities of a Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program operated at a public or private institution of higher education or (ii) any intercollegiate athletics program operated by a public or private institution of higher education and governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or any club sports team recognized by a public or private institution of higher education where the sport engaged in by such program or team involves the use of a firearm. The bill contains technical amendments.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1205)

Last Action Date: April 22, 2020

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Virginia SB479

Title: Protective orders; possession of firearms, surrender or transfer of firearms, penalty.

Description: Protective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm while the order is in effect, provided that for a period of 24 hours after being served with a protective order such person may continue to possess such firearm for the purposes of selling or transferring it to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm. A violation of this provision is a Class 6 felony. The bill also provides that a court shall order a person subject to a permanent protective order to (i) within 24 hours, surrender any firearm possessed by such person to a designated local law-enforcement agency or sell or transfer any firearm possessed by such person to a dealer or to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm and (ii) certify in writing that such person does not possess any firearms or that all firearms possessed by such person have been surrendered, sold, or transferred and file such certification with the clerk of the court that entered the protective order within 48 hours after being served with a protective order. The bill provides that the willful failure of any person to certify in writing that all firearms possessed by such person have been surrendered, sold, or transferred or that such person does not possess any firearms shall constitute contempt of court. The bill provides procedures for designating a local law-enforcement agency to receive and store firearms, as well as a process to return such surrendered firearms. The bill also makes it a Class 4 felony for any person to sell, barter, give, or furnish any firearm to any person he knows is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm who is subject to a permanent protective order.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1260)

Last Action Date: April 22, 2020

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Virginia HB1004

Title: Protective orders; possession of firearms, surrender or transfer of firearms, penalty.

Description: Protective orders; possession of firearms; surrender or transfer of firearms; penalty. Prohibits any person subject to a permanent protective order (i.e., a protective order with a maximum duration of two years) from knowingly possessing a firearm while the order is in effect, provided that for a period of 24 hours after being served with a protective order such person may continue to possess such firearm for the purposes of selling or transferring it to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm. A violation of this provision is a Class 6 felony. The bill also provides that a court shall order a person subject to a permanent protective order to (i) within 24 hours, surrender any firearm possessed by such person to a designated local law-enforcement agency or sell or transfer any firearm possessed by such person to a dealer or to any person who is not otherwise prohibited by law from possessing such firearm and (ii) certify in writing that such person does not possess any firearms or that all firearms possessed by such person have been surrendered, sold, or transferred and file such certification with the clerk of the court that entered the protective order within 48 hours after being served with a protective order. The bill provides that the willful failure of any person to certify in writing that all firearms possessed by such person have been surrendered, sold, or transferred or that such person does not possess any firearms shall constitute contempt of court. The bill provides procedures for designating a local law-enforcement agency to receive and store firearms, as well as a process to return such surrendered firearms. The bill also makes it a Class 4 felony for any person to sell, barter, give, or furnish any firearm to any person he knows is prohibited from possessing or transporting a firearm who is subject to a permanent protective order.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1221)

Last Action Date: April 22, 2020

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Virginia SB35

Title: Firearms, ammunition, etc.; control by localities by governing possession, etc., within locality.

Description: Control of firearms by localities; permitted events. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to prohibit the possession or carrying of firearms, ammunition, or components or any combination thereof in (i) any building, or part thereof, owned or used by such locality for governmental purposes; (ii) any public park owned or operated by the locality; (iii) any recreation or community center facility; or (iv) any public street, road, alley, sidewalk or public right-of-way or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public and is being used by or is adjacent to a permitted event or an event that would otherwise require a permit. Provisions limiting the authority of localities and state governmental entities to bring lawsuits against certain firearms manufacturers and others are also repealed. The bill also provides that any firearm received by the locality pursuant to a gun buy-back program shall be destroyed by the locality unless the person surrendering such firearm requests in writing that such surrendered firearm be sold. The provisions of the bill do not apply to the activities of a Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program operated at a public or private institution of higher education or (ii) any intercollegiate athletics program operated by a public or private institution of higher education and governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or any club sports team recognized by a public or private institution of higher education where the sport engaged in by such program or team involves the use of a firearm. The bill contains technical amendments.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1247)

Last Action Date: April 22, 2020

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Virginia SB436

Title: Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; established, penalty.

Description: Establishment of the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List; penalty. Creates the Virginia Voluntary Do Not Sell Firearms List (the List) that prohibits the possession, transportation, and sale of firearms to any person who voluntarily registers himself to be enrolled into the List. The List shall be maintained and updated by the Department of State Police. The bill makes it a Class 3 misdemeanor for any person enrolled into the List to purchase, possess, or transport a firearm. The bill disqualifies any person enrolled into the List from obtaining a concealed handgun permit and prohibits such person from being employed by a firearms dealer. The bill also makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person who sells, barters, gives, or furnishes, or has in his possession or under his control with the intent of selling, bartering, giving, or furnishing, any firearm to any person he knows is enrolled into the List. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1173)

Last Action Date: April 11, 2020

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Virginia SB684

Title: Firearms; mental health as disqualifier for possession, etc.

Description: Involuntary commitment and restoration of firearm rights. Responds to the holding in Paugh v. Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services, Record No. 121562 (2013), in which the Supreme Court of Virginia held that on appeal by trial de novo in circuit court of an order of involuntary commitment by a district court, upon the circuit court's finding that the appellant no longer meets the criteria for involuntary commitment, the proper remedy is dismissal of the Commonwealth's petition for involuntary commitment, thereby rendering the original commitment order a nullity. As such, because the original petition would in effect never have existed, forfeiture of the right to possess a firearm as required by § 18.2-308.1:3 upon involuntary commitment would no longer be in effect. Section 18.2-308.1:3 requires that a person who has been involuntarily committed and seeks to have his firearm rights restored petition a district court for restoration of his firearm rights. The ruling in Paugh, by requiring dismissal of the original petition for commitment, removes that requirement even though on the date of the original commitment hearing the person did meet the criteria for commitment and was, in fact, involuntarily committed. The bill provides that, notwithstanding the outcome of any appeal (trial de novo on the petition for commitment) taken pursuant to § 37.2-821 or § 16.1-345.6, the appellant shall be required to seek restoration of his firearm rights. The bill also provides that, upon a finding by the circuit court that the appellant no longer meets the criteria for involuntary commitment or mandatory outpatient treatment, the court shall reverse the order of the district court but shall not dismiss the Commonwealth's petition. As a consequence of these changes, a person who is involuntarily committed would be required to petition for restoration of his firearm rights notwithstanding the reversal of the commitment order by a circuit court.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1175)

Last Action Date: April 11, 2020

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Virginia HB259

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1121)

Last Action Date: April 10, 2020

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Virginia HB1499

Title: Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; created.

Description: Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund. Establishes the Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of supporting gun violence intervention and prevention programs, including street outreach, hospital-based violence intervention, and group violence intervention programs.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1129)

Last Action Date: April 10, 2020

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Virginia SB263

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1130)

Last Action Date: April 10, 2020

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Virginia HB1080

Title: Firearms or other weapons; unauthorized to possess on school property.

Description: Firearms or other weapons on school property. Provides that no school board may authorize or designate any person to possess a firearm on school property other than those persons expressly authorized by statute. The bill also clarifies that no exemption exists for a special conservator of the peace to possess a firearm or other weapon on school property.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1037)

Last Action Date: April 10, 2020

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Virginia SB70

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1112)

Last Action Date: April 10, 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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1111)

Last Action Date: April 10, 2020

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Virginia HB812

Title: Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.

Description: Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0991)

Last Action Date: April 9, 2020

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Virginia SB69

Title: Handguns; limitation on purchases, penalty.

Description: Purchase of handguns; limitation on handgun purchases; penalty. Prohibits any person who is not a licensed firearms dealer from purchasing more than one handgun in a 30-day period and establishes such an offense as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill exempts from this provision (i) persons who have been issued a certificate by the Department of State Police under certain circumstances and with an enhanced background check, (ii) law-enforcement agencies and officers, (iii) state and local correctional facilities, (iv) licensed private security companies, (v) persons who hold a valid Virginia concealed handgun permit, (vi) persons whose handgun has been stolen or irretrievably lost or who are trading in a handgun, (vii) purchases of handguns in a private sale, and (viii) purchases of antique firearms.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0992)

Last Action Date: April 9, 2020

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Virginia SB144

Title: Protective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies, penalty.

Description: Protective orders; issuance upon convictions for certain felonies; penalty. Authorizes a court to issue a protective order upon convicting a defendant for an act of violence and upon the request of the victim or the attorney for the Commonwealth on behalf of the victim. The bill provides that the duration of such protective order can be for any reasonable period of time, including up to the lifetime of the defendant, that the court deems necessary to protect the health and safety of the victim. The bill provides that a violation of a protective order issued upon a conviction for an act of violence is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1005)

Last Action Date: April 9, 2020

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Virginia HB600

Title: Family day homes, licensed, etc.; storage of unloaded firearms in a locked container, cabinet, etc.

Description: Family day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during hours of operation, all firearms in a licensed family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system be stored unloaded in a locked container, compartment, or cabinet, and that all ammunition be stored in a separate locked container, compartment, or cabinet. The bill requires that the key or combination to such locked containers, compartments, or cabinets be inaccessible to all children in the home.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0910)

Last Action Date: April 9, 2020

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Virginia SB616

Title: Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; name change.

Description: Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0958)

Last Action Date: April 9, 2020

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Virginia SB593

Title: Family day homes, licensed, etc.; storage of unloaded firearms in a locked container, cabinet, etc.

Description: Family day homes; storage of firearms. Requires that during hours of operation, all firearms in a licensed family day home, registered family day home, or family day home approved by a family day system be stored unloaded in a locked container, compartment, or cabinet, and that all ammunition be stored in a separate locked container, compartment, or cabinet. The bill requires that the key or combination to such locked containers, compartments, or cabinets be inaccessible to all children in the home.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0911)

Last Action Date: April 9, 2020

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Virginia HB674

Title: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk of injury to himself, etc., penalties.

Description: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations district court judge or magistrate for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. Upon service of an emergency substantial risk order, the person who is subject to the order shall be given the opportunity to voluntarily relinquish any firearm. An emergency substantial risk order shall expire on the fourteenth day following issuance of the order. The bill requires a court hearing in the circuit court for the jurisdiction where the order was issued within 14 days from issuance of an emergency substantial risk order to determine whether a substantial risk order should be issued. Seized firearms shall be retained by a law-enforcement agency for the duration of an emergency substantial risk order or a substantial risk order or, for a substantial risk order and with court approval, may be transferred to a third party 21 years of age or older chosen by the person from whom they were seized. The bill allows the complainant of the original warrant to file a motion for a hearing to extend the substantial risk order prior to its expiration. The court may extend the substantial risk order for a period not longer than 180 days. The bill provides that persons who are subject to a substantial risk order, until such order has been dissolved by a court, are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm; are disqualified from having a concealed handgun permit; and may not be employed by a licensed firearms dealer. The bill also provides that a person who transfers a firearm to a person he knows has been served with a warrant or who is the subject of a substantial risk order is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill creates a computerized substantial risk order registry for the entry of orders issued pursuant to provisions in the bill.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0887)

Last Action Date: April 8, 2020

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Virginia SB240

Title: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk of injury to himself, etc., penalties.

Description: Firearms; removal from persons posing substantial risk; penalties. Creates a procedure by which any attorney for the Commonwealth or law-enforcement officer may apply to a general district court, circuit court, or juvenile and domestic relations district court judge or magistrate for an emergency substantial risk order to prohibit a person who poses a substantial risk of injury to himself or others from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm. Upon service of an emergency substantial risk order, the person who is subject to the order shall be given the opportunity to voluntarily relinquish any firearm. An emergency substantial risk order shall expire on the fourteenth day following issuance of the order. The bill requires a court hearing in the circuit court for the jurisdiction where the order was issued within 14 days from issuance of an emergency substantial risk order to determine whether a substantial risk order should be issued. Seized firearms shall be retained by a law-enforcement agency for the duration of an emergency substantial risk order or a substantial risk order or, for a substantial risk order and with court approval, may be transferred to a third party 21 years of age or older chosen by the person from whom they were seized. The bill allows the complainant of the original warrant to file a motion for a hearing to extend the substantial risk order prior to its expiration. The court may extend the substantial risk order for a period not longer than 180 days. The bill provides that persons who are subject to a substantial risk order, until such order has been dissolved by a court, are guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor for purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm; are disqualified from having a concealed handgun permit; and may not be employed by a licensed firearms dealer. The bill also provides that a person who transfers a firearm to a person he knows has been served with a warrant or who is the subject of a substantial risk order is guilty of a Class 4 felony. The bill creates a computerized substantial risk order registry for the entry of orders issued pursuant to provisions in the bill.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0888)

Last Action Date: April 8, 2020

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Virginia SB248

Title: Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund; created, moneys accruing to Fund, etc.

Description: Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund. Establishes the Virginia Gun Violence Intervention and Prevention Fund to be administered by the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the purpose of supporting violence intervention and prevention programs, including street outreach, hospital-based violence intervention, and group violence intervention programs.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0818)

Last Action Date: April 7, 2020

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Virginia SB543

Title: Firearms shows; mandatory background check.

Description: Firearms shows; mandatory background check. Requires the Department of State Police to perform a criminal history record information check on the prospective purchaser or transferee prior to the completion of any firearms transaction at a firearms show held in the Commonwealth. Current law requires the Department of State Police to be available at every firearms show held in the Commonwealth to perform criminal history record information checks but does not require such checks to be performed unless requested by a party involved in the transaction.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0828)

Last Action Date: April 7, 2020

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Virginia SB173

Title: Stun weapons; prohibits possession on school property, exemptions.

Description: Prohibition on possession of stun weapon on school property; exemptions. Allows the holder of a valid concealed handgun permit to possess a stun weapon on school property while in a motor vehicle in a parking lot, traffic circle, or other means of vehicular ingress or egress to the school. The bill also allows a stun weapon to be stored in a closed container in a motor vehicle while such vehicle is on school property.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0693)

Last Action Date: April 6, 2020

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Virginia HB1083

Title: Minors; allowing access to firearms, Class 1 misdemeanor.

Description: Allowing access to firearms by minors; penalty. Provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any person under the age of 14 is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Current law provides that any person who recklessly leaves a loaded, unsecured firearm in such a manner as to endanger the life or limb of any child under the age of 14 is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0742)

Last Action Date: April 6, 2020

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Virginia HB9

Title: Firearms; reporting those lost or stolen, civil penalty.

Description: Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. Requires that, if a firearm is lost or stolen from a person who lawfully possessed it, such person shall report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 48 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft. The bill requires the relevant law-enforcement agency to enter the report information into the National Crime Information Center. A violation is punishable by a civil penalty of not more than $250. The bill provides that a person who, in good faith, reports the loss or theft is immune from criminal or civil liability for acts or omissions that result from the loss or theft. The immunity does not apply to a person who knowingly gives a false report. The bill does not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)

Last Action Date: April 6, 2020

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Virginia SB64

Title: Paramilitary activities; penalty.

Description: Paramilitary activities; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of unlawful paramilitary activity if such person brandishes a firearm or any air-operated or gas-operated weapon or any object similar in appearance while assembled with one or more persons for the purpose of and with the intent to intimidate any person or group of persons. Such unlawful paramilitary activity is punishable as a Class 5 felony.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0601)

Last Action Date: April 2, 2020

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Virginia SB14

Title: Trigger activators; prohibition, penalty.

Description: Trigger activators; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, importation, sale or offer to sell, possession, transfer, or transportation of a trigger activator, defined in the bill as a device designed to allow a semi-automatic firearm to shoot more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger by harnessing the recoil energy of any semi-automatic firearm to which it is affixed so that the trigger resets and continues firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter. A violation is punishable as a Class 6 felony.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0527)

Last Action Date: March 31, 2020

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Virginia HB888

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0507)

Last Action Date: March 27, 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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0390)

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)

Last Action Date: March 23, 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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0299)

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)

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: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0150)

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 exempted from the prohibition on carrying a concealed weapon.

Last Action: Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0142)

Last Action Date: March 4, 2020

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Virginia SB88

Title: Discharging firearm; penalty.

Description: Discharging firearm; penalty. Imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of three years for violations of (i) maliciously discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house; (ii) willfully discharging a firearm within or at any school building, upon the buildings or grounds of any school, or upon any public property within 1,000 feet of the property line of a school; and (iii) intentionally discharging a firearm while in or on a motor vehicle so as to create risk of death or injury to another person. The bill also imposes a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of one year for violations of (a) unlawfully, but not maliciously, discharging a firearm within or at an occupied building or dwelling house and (b) willfully discharging a firearm in a public place when such discharge results in bodily injury to another person. The bill imposes a mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 90 days for violations of willfully discharging a firearm in a public place when such discharge does not result in bodily injury to another person.

Last Action: Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)

Last Action Date: January 22, 2020

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Vermont H0788

Title: An act relating to technical corrections for the 2020 legislative session

Description: An act relating to technical corrections for the 2020 legislative session

Last Action: House message: Governor approved bill on July 1, 2020

Last Action Date: July 1, 2020

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Wisconsin AB75

Title: Local regulation of honorary firearm discharges.

Description: An Act to renumber and amend 66.0409 (3) (b); and to create 66.0409 (3) (b) 3. of the statutes; Relating to: local regulation of honorary firearm discharges.

Last Action: Published 3-4-2020

Last Action Date: March 4, 2020

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Wisconsin AB135

Title: Going armed with an electric weapon by private security personnel.

Description: An Act to amend 941.295 (2) (d) 1.; and to create 941.295 (2g) (c) of the statutes; Relating to: going armed with an electric weapon by private security personnel.

Last Action: Published 2-6-2020

Last Action Date: February 6, 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: Chapter 148, Acts, Regular Session, 2020

Last Action Date: April 15, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

West Virginia HB4618

Title: Relating to deadly weapons for sale or hire

Description: Relating to deadly weapons for sale or hire

Last Action: Chapter 93, Acts, Regular Session, 2020

Last Action Date: April 15, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

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: Chapter 64, Acts, Regular Session, 2020

Last Action Date: April 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

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: Chapter 81, Acts, Regular Session, 2020

Last Action Date: April 14, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

Wyoming SJ0001

Title: Firearm and hunter education.

Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION to urge and request the game and fish commission to work with the state superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education to provide firearm and hunter education as a voluntary physical education elective in public schools.

Last Action: Assigned Chapter Number ChapterNumber

Last Action Date: March 24, 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: Assigned Chapter Number 129

Last Action Date: March 24, 2020

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