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Passed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB124

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To The Possession Or Purchase Of Deadly Weapons By Persons Prohibited.

Description: This Act prohibits a person who is the subject of a Protection from Abuse Order of the Family Court and who knows or has reason to know, that the Order has been issued from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a deadly weapon or ammunition for a firearm in this State. This Act also prohibits the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant, active indictment or information related to a felony or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence from purchasing a firearm. The subject of the pending criminal process must know or have reason to know that the process is pending in order for the prohibition to apply. This Act also makes technical changes to the existing law to make it conform to the Legislative Drafting Manual.

Session: 151st General Assembly

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: October 20, 2021


Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

22 sponsors: Krista Griffith (D); Laura Sturgeon (D); Stephanie Bolden (D); Debra Heffernan (D); Valerie Longhurst (D); Bruce Ennis (D); Stephanie Hansen (D); Sarah McBride (D); David Sokola (D); Bryan Townsend (D); Paul Baumbach (D); David Bentz (D); Gerald Brady (D); Sherry Dorsey Walker (D); Kendra Johnson (D); John Kowalko (D); Larry Lambert (D); Sean Lynn (D); Sean Matthews (D); Melissa Minor-Brown (D); Eric Morrison (D); Kimberly Williams (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 54% (22 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Oct 20, 2021 Signed by Governor
Jun 15, 2021 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 6 NO 1 NOT VOTING
Jun 10, 2021 Reported Out of Committee (Judiciary) in Senate with 3 On Its Merits
May 18, 2021 Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
May 18, 2021 Amendment HA 1 to HB 124 - Passed By House. Votes: 41 YES
May 18, 2021 Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
May 6, 2021 Amendment HA 1 to HB 124 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Apr 20, 2021 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
Mar 18, 2021 Re-Assigned to Administration Committee in House
Mar 18, 2021 Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House
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Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes No Votes Absent Passed
05/18/2021 41 0 0 0 Yes
  • Baumbach, Paul (D) Yea
  • Bennett, Andria (D) Yea
  • Bentz, David (D) Yea
  • Bolden, Stephanie (D) Yea
  • Brady, Gerald (D) Yea
  • Briggs King, Ruth (R) Yea
  • Bush, William (D) Yea
  • Carson, William (D) Yea
  • Chukwuocha, Nnamdi (D) Yea
  • Collins, Richard (R) Yea
  • Cooke, Franklin (D) Yea
  • Dorsey Walker, Sherry (D) Yea
  • Dukes, Timothy (R) Yea
  • Gray, Ronald (R) Yea
  • Griffith, Krista (D) Yea
  • Heffernan, Debra (D) Yea
  • Hensley, Kevin (R) Yea
  • Johnson, Kendra (D) Yea
  • Kowalko, John (D) Yea
  • Lambert, Larry (D) Yea
  • Longhurst, Valerie (D) Yea
  • Lynn, Sean (D) Yea
  • Matthews, Sean (D) Yea
  • Minor-Brown, Melissa (D) Yea
  • Mitchell, John (D) Yea
  • Moore, Sherae'a (D) Yea
  • Morris, Shannon (R) Yea
  • Morrison, Eric (D) Yea
  • Osienski, Edward (D) Yea
  • Postles, Charles (R) Yea
  • Ramone, Michael (R) Yea
  • Schwartzkopf, Peter (D) Yea
  • Short, Daniel (R) Yea
  • Shupe, Bryan (R) Yea
  • Smith, Michael (R) Yea
  • Smyk, Stephen (R) Yea
  • Spiegelman, Jeffrey (R) Yea
  • Vanderwende, Jesse (R) Yea
  • Williams, Kimberly (D) Yea
  • Wilson-Anton, Madinah (D) Yea
  • Yearick, Lyndon (R) Yea
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
06/15/2021 14 6 1 0 Yes
  • Bonini, Colin (R) Nay
  • Brown, Darius (D) Yea
  • Ennis, Bruce (D) NV
  • Gay, Kyle (D) Yea
  • Hansen, Stephanie (D) Yea
  • Hocker, Gerald (R) Nay
  • Lawson, David (R) Nay
  • Lockman, Elizabeth (D) Yea
  • Lopez, Ernesto (R) Yea
  • Mantzavinos, Spiros (D) Yea
  • McBride, Sarah (D) Yea
  • Paradee, W. Charles (D) Yea
  • Pettyjohn, Brian (R) Nay
  • Pinkney, Marie (D) Yea
  • Poore, Nicole (D) Yea
  • Richardson, Bryant (R) Nay
  • Sokola, David (D) Yea
  • Sturgeon, Laura (D) Yea
  • Townsend, Bryan (D) Yea
  • Walsh, John (D) Yea
  • Wilson, David (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name

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