Passed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB174
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)
|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|
|Draft||not available||state link||bill text|
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time|
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
House Third Reading
Senate Third Reading
Link: link to state bill page