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34 total bills, 2 anti-gun bills,
26 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Arkansas Firearm Legislation

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note: Arkansas does not have an even-numbered year session

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1111

Title: Concerning The Recognition Of Another State's License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Concerning The Recognition Of Another State's License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY COMMITTEE- HOUSE

Last Action Date: January 11, 2021

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HB1327

Title: Concerning A Current Or Former Judge's Ability To Lawfully Carry A Handgun Where Carrying A Handgun Would Otherwise Be Prohibited.

Description: Concerning A Current Or Former Judge's Ability To Lawfully Carry A Handgun Where Carrying A Handgun Would Otherwise Be Prohibited.

Last Action: Notification that HB1327 is now Act 766

Last Action Date: April 19, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1386

Title: To Be Known As The "arkansas Second Amendment Liberties Safeguards Act"; To Require State Agencies And Public Officers To Disregard Unconstitutional Overreaches Of Power; And To Protect The Constitutional Rights Of Arkansans.

Description: To Be Known As The "arkansas Second Amendment Liberties Safeguards Act"; To Require State Agencies And Public Officers To Disregard Unconstitutional Overreaches Of Power; And To Protect The Constitutional Rights Of Arkansans.

Last Action: Returned by the Committee, with the recommendation that it Do Pass

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1390

Title: To Establish Arkansas As A Second Amendment Sanctuary State; Concerning The Rights Of A Person Who Possesses A Firearm; And To Require Ratification To Recognize Federal Firearms Laws.

Description: To Establish Arkansas As A Second Amendment Sanctuary State; Concerning The Rights Of A Person Who Possesses A Firearm; And To Require Ratification To Recognize Federal Firearms Laws.

Last Action: Correctly enrolled and ordered transmitted to the Governor's Office.

Last Action Date: April 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1435

Title: To Be Known As The "arkansas Sovereignty Act Of 2021"; Concerning The Right To Bear Arms In The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning Other Constitutional Rights.

Description: To Be Known As The "arkansas Sovereignty Act Of 2021"; Concerning The Right To Bear Arms In The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning Other Constitutional Rights.

Last Action: REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED

Last Action Date: April 1, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1486

Title: Concerning The Possession Or Storage Of A Person's Firearm When A Person Leaves His Or Her Firearm Inside Of His Or Her Car In His Or Her Employer's Parking Lot.

Description: Concerning The Possession Or Storage Of A Person's Firearm When A Person Leaves His Or Her Firearm Inside Of His Or Her Car In His Or Her Employer's Parking Lot.

Last Action: Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY COMMITTEE- HOUSE

Last Action Date: February 10, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1526

Title: Concerning The Defense Of A Person With The Use Of Physical Force Or Deadly Physical Force.

Description: Concerning The Defense Of A Person With The Use Of Physical Force Or Deadly Physical Force.

Last Action: Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY COMMITTEE- HOUSE

Last Action Date: February 23, 2021

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HB1556

Title: Concerning The Locations Where Handguns May Be Prohibited; Concerning Age Requirements To Possess A Handgun; And To Repeal Laws In Conflict.

Description: Concerning The Locations Where Handguns May Be Prohibited; Concerning Age Requirements To Possess A Handgun; And To Repeal Laws In Conflict.

Last Action: REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED

Last Action Date: March 16, 2021

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HB1558

Title: Concerning A Retired Law Enforcement Officer And The Requirements Of A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Concerning A Retired Law Enforcement Officer And The Requirements Of A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY COMMITTEE- HOUSE

Last Action Date: February 24, 2021

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HB1593

Title: Concerning Retired Prosecuting Attorneys Carrying A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Concerning Retired Prosecuting Attorneys Carrying A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Notification that HB1593 is now Act 710

Last Action Date: April 14, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1598

Title: To Amend § 5-73-122; And Concerning The Definition Of "facility" As It Is Used In Regard To The Possession Of A Firearm.

Description: To Amend § 5-73-122; And Concerning The Definition Of "facility" As It Is Used In Regard To The Possession Of A Firearm.

Last Action: Notification that HB1598 is now Act 693

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1663

Title: To Temporarily Extend The Validity Of An Expired License To Carry A Concealed Handgun During The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; And To Declare An Emergency.

Description: To Temporarily Extend The Validity Of An Expired License To Carry A Concealed Handgun During The Covid-19 Public Health Emergency; And To Declare An Emergency.

Last Action: WITHDRAWN BY AUTHOR

Last Action Date: April 6, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1898

Title: To Define "vehicle" As An Extension Of A Person's Home; And To Define The Term "journey" Across All Applicable Laws.

Description: To Define "vehicle" As An Extension Of A Person's Home; And To Define The Term "journey" Across All Applicable Laws.

Last Action: Notification that HB1898 is now Act 956

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

HB1953

Title: To Protect Victims Of Domestic Abuse; And To Prohibit A Person Convicted Of Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Offenses From Possessing A Firearm.

Description: To Protect Victims Of Domestic Abuse; And To Prohibit A Person Convicted Of Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Offenses From Possessing A Firearm.

Last Action: Read the first time, rules suspended, read the second time and referred to the Committee on JUDICIARY COMMITTEE- HOUSE

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

HB1957

Title: Concerning The Enforcement Of Federal Firearm Bans Within The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning State Constitutional Rights.

Description: Concerning The Enforcement Of Federal Firearm Bans Within The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning State Constitutional Rights.

Last Action: Notification that HB1957 is now Act 1012

Last Action Date: April 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SJR13

Title: A Constitutional Amendment To Provide That The Citizens Of The State Of Arkansas Have A Fundamental Individual Right To Keep And Bear Arms, Ammunition, And Accessories.

Description: A Constitutional Amendment To Provide That The Citizens Of The State Of Arkansas Have A Fundamental Individual Right To Keep And Bear Arms, Ammunition, And Accessories.

Last Action: REPORTED CORRECTLY ENGROSSED

Last Action Date: April 15, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB24

Title: Concerning The Defense Of A Person With The Use Of Physical Force Or Deadly Physical Force.

Description: Concerning The Defense Of A Person With The Use Of Physical Force Or Deadly Physical Force.

Last Action: Notification that SB24 is now Act 250

Last Action Date: March 3, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB59

Title: To Be Known As The "intrastate Firearms Protection Act"; And To Prevent The United States Government From Regulating The Manufacture, Assembly, And Trade Of Firearms And Ammunition Within The Borders Of Arkansas.

Description: To Be Known As The "intrastate Firearms Protection Act"; And To Prevent The United States Government From Regulating The Manufacture, Assembly, And Trade Of Firearms And Ammunition Within The Borders Of Arkansas.

Last Action: Notification that SB59 is now Act 872

Last Action Date: April 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB161

Title: To Allow A Public School Or A Public School District To Offer A Hunting Safety Course As Part Of Its Curriculum.

Description: To Allow A Public School Or A Public School District To Offer A Hunting Safety Course As Part Of Its Curriculum.

Last Action: Notification that SB161 is now Act 536

Last Action Date: April 5, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB171

Title: Concerning The Fees For A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun; And To Waive Fees For Military Veterans And Active United States Military Personnel.

Description: Concerning The Fees For A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun; And To Waive Fees For Military Veterans And Active United States Military Personnel.

Last Action: Notification that SB171 is now Act 888

Last Action Date: April 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB297

Title: Concerning Firearm Possession For A Person Convicted Of A Federal Nonviolent Felony Offense.

Description: Concerning Firearm Possession For A Person Convicted Of A Federal Nonviolent Felony Offense.

Last Action: Withdrawn by author.

Last Action Date: March 2, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB298

Title: To Be Known As The "arkansas Sovereignty Act Of 2021"; Concerning The Right To Bear Arms In The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning Other Constitutional Rights.

Description: To Be Known As The "arkansas Sovereignty Act Of 2021"; Concerning The Right To Bear Arms In The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning Other Constitutional Rights.

Last Action: Motion to postpone vote of override of veto passed

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

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SB306

Title: Permitting A Concealed Handgun Licensee To Carry A Concealed Handgun In A Municipally Owned Or Maintained Park.

Description: Permitting A Concealed Handgun Licensee To Carry A Concealed Handgun In A Municipally Owned Or Maintained Park.

Last Action: Notification that SB306 is now Act 638

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB342

Title: Concerning The Ability Of A Person Who Had And Was Successfully Treated For A Mental Illness In The Past To Apply For And Possess A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Concerning The Ability Of A Person Who Had And Was Successfully Treated For A Mental Illness In The Past To Apply For And Possess A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB343

Title: Restoring A Person's Right To Possess A Firearm Under State Law After A Certain Period Of Time After The Person's Conviction For A Nonviolent Felony Offense.

Description: Restoring A Person's Right To Possess A Firearm Under State Law After A Certain Period Of Time After The Person's Conviction For A Nonviolent Felony Offense.

Last Action: Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE

Last Action Date: February 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB357

Title: Repealing A Statute Prohibiting The Possession Of A Firearm In Certain Locations; And Making Technical Corrections.

Description: Repealing A Statute Prohibiting The Possession Of A Firearm In Certain Locations; And Making Technical Corrections.

Last Action: Notification that SB357 is now Act 433

Last Action Date: March 29, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB417

Title: Permitting A Person Convicted Of An Antitrust Violation Or Other Unlawful Business Practice To Lawfully Possess A Firearm Under State Law.

Description: Permitting A Person Convicted Of An Antitrust Violation Or Other Unlawful Business Practice To Lawfully Possess A Firearm Under State Law.

Last Action: Notification that SB417 is now Act 631

Last Action Date: April 13, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB467

Title: Permitting An Emergency Medical Technician To Possess And Carry A Concealed Handgun Without A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Permitting An Emergency Medical Technician To Possess And Carry A Concealed Handgun Without A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Notification that SB467 is now Act 948

Last Action Date: April 29, 2021

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SB555

Title: Concerning The Possession Or Storage Of A Person's Firearm When A Person Leaves His Or Her Firearm Inside Of His Or Her Car In His Or Her Employer's Parking Lot.

Description: Concerning The Possession Or Storage Of A Person's Firearm When A Person Leaves His Or Her Firearm Inside Of His Or Her Car In His Or Her Employer's Parking Lot.

Last Action: Notification that SB555 is now Act 809

Last Action Date: April 22, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB573

Title: Concerning Places Where A Person May Possess And Carry A Concealed Handgun With A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Description: Concerning Places Where A Person May Possess And Carry A Concealed Handgun With A License To Carry A Concealed Handgun.

Last Action: Notification that SB573 is now Act 1024

Last Action Date: April 30, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB645

Title: To Establish A Path To Restoration Of The Right To Possess A Firearm; And To Provide For The Discharge, Dismissal, And Sealing Of A Felony Conviction.

Description: To Establish A Path To Restoration Of The Right To Possess A Firearm; And To Provide For The Discharge, Dismissal, And Sealing Of A Felony Conviction.

Last Action: Re-referred to CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB712

Title: Prohibiting The Enforcement Of A Federal Ban On Or Regulation Of Firearms, Magazines, Ammunition, Ammunition Components, Or Firearm Accessories.

Description: Prohibiting The Enforcement Of A Federal Ban On Or Regulation Of Firearms, Magazines, Ammunition, Ammunition Components, Or Firearm Accessories.

Last Action: Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE

Last Action Date: April 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB716

Title: To Be Known As The "arkansas Sovereignty Act Of 2021"; Concerning The Right To Bear Arms In The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning Other Constitutional Rights.

Description: To Be Known As The "arkansas Sovereignty Act Of 2021"; Concerning The Right To Bear Arms In The State Of Arkansas; And Concerning Other Constitutional Rights.

Last Action: Read first time, rules suspended, read second time, referred to CITY, COUNTY & LOCAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE - SENATE

Last Action Date: April 26, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB717

Title: Concerning The Federal Regulation Of Firearms Within The Borders Of The State Of Arkansas.

Description: Concerning The Federal Regulation Of Firearms Within The Borders Of The State Of Arkansas.

Last Action: Returned by the Committee, with the recommendation that it Do Pass

Last Action Date: April 27, 2021

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