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Passed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB174

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Relating To Illegal Purchases Of Firearms.

Description: This Act raises the first offense of purchasing or obtaining a firearm for someone not legally qualified to own, possess or purchase one from a Class F to a Class E Felony. This change is to deter such "straw purchases" by making jail time more likely for the offender, and consequently, to reduce the number of people who cannot legally possess firearms but obtain them in this manner.

Session: 149th General Assembly

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: April 18, 2018


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45 sponsors: John Mitchell (D); Harris McDowell (D); Colin Bonini (R); Brian Bushweller (D); Catherine Cloutier (R); Anthony Delcollo (R); Bruce Ennis (D); Stephanie Hansen (D); Margaret Henry (D); Gerald Hocker (R); Gregory Lavelle (R); David Lawson (R); Ernesto Lopez (R); Robert Marshall (D); David McBride (D); Brian Pettyjohn (R); Nicole Poore (D); Bryant Richardson (R); Gary Simpson (R); David Sokola (D); Bryan Townsend (D); John Walsh (D); Stephanie Bolden (D); Ruth Briggs King (R); William Carson (D); Richard Collins (R); Kevin Hensley (R); Deborah Hudson (R); Earl Jaques (D); Helene Keeley (D); Harvey Kenton (R); John Kowalko (D); Valerie Longhurst (D); Joseph Miro (R); Edward Osienski (D); William Outten (R); Charles Postles (R); Charles Potter (D); Michael Ramone (R); Peter Schwartzkopf (D); Daniel Short (R); Jeffrey Spiegelman (R); John Viola (D); David Wilson (R); Lyndon Yearick (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 110% (45 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
Apr 18, 2018 Signed by Governor
Mar 15, 2018 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
Mar 14, 2018 Reported Out of Committee (Judicial & Community Affairs) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
Mar 9, 2018 Assigned to Judicial & Community Affairs Committee in Senate
Mar 8, 2018 Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT
Jun 14, 2017 Reported Out of Committee (Public Safety & Homeland Security) in House with 9 On Its Merits
May 16, 2017 Introduced and Assigned to Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in House
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House Third Reading

Senate Third Reading

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