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Passed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB451

  this is an anti-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Firearms.

Description: This bill makes a person under the age of 21 prohibited from purchasing, owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm or ammunition of a firearm except under limited circumstances. Those circumstances are if the person is 18 years of age or older and an active member of the Armed Forces, a qualified law-enforcement officer, or has a license to carry a concealed deadly weapon. The Act does not apply to shotguns and shotgun ammunition, muzzle-loading rifles, and deadly weapons other than firearms, thus allowing those persons who are 18 to 21 years of age to purchase, own, control or possess such deadly weapons. Persons under the age of 21 may possess or control a firearm for the purpose of engaging in lawful hunting, instruction, sporting, or recreational activity while under the direct supervision of a person 21 year of age or older. This bill also makes changes to § 1445 of Title 11Unlawfully dealing with a dangerous weapon to be consistent with the changes made to § 1448 of Title 11. In addition, the bill only criminalizes the control of a weapon which by compressed air or by spring discharges or projects a pellet, slug, or bullet by a person who is not a qualified law enforcement officer if such pellet, slug, or bullet is larger than .177 caliber shot.

Session: 151st General Assembly

Last Action: Signed by Governor

Last Action Date: June 30, 2022

Sponsors

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'.

26 sponsors: Peter Schwartzkopf (D); David Sokola (D); Bryan Townsend (D); Elizabeth Lockman (D); Valerie Longhurst (D); John Mitchell (D); Stephanie Bolden (D); Paul Baumbach (D); Sherry Dorsey Walker (D); Debra Heffernan (D); Kyle Gay (D); Sarah McBride (D); Charles Paradee (D); Laura Sturgeon (D); David Bentz (D); Nnamdi Chukwuocha (D); Franklin Cooke (D); Charles Freel (D); Krista Griffith (D); Kendra Johnson (D); John Kowalko (D); Sean Matthews (D); Melissa Minor-Brown (D); Eric Morrison (D); Edward Osienski (D); Kimberly Williams (D);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 63% (26 of 41)

History
Chamber Date Action
Jun 30, 2022 Signed by Governor
Jun 28, 2022 Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 15 NO 2 ABSENT
Jun 28, 2022 Passed By Senate. Votes: 14 YES 7 NO
Jun 28, 2022 Amendment SA 1 to HB 451 - Defeated By Senate. Votes: 7 YES 13 NO 1 NOT VOTING
Jun 28, 2022 Amendment SA 2 to HB 451 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES
Jun 28, 2022 Lifted From Table in Senate
Jun 28, 2022 Amendment SA 1 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 28, 2022 Amendment SA 2 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 16, 2022 Laid On Table in Senate
Jun 15, 2022 Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 4 On Its Merits
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 2 to HB 451 - Defeated By House. Votes: 18 YES 22 NO 1 ABSENT
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 3 to HB 451 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 4 to HB 451 - Defeated By House. Votes: 17 YES 23 NO 1 NOT VOTING
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 5 to HB 451 - Defeated By House. Votes: 17 YES 23 NO 1 NOT VOTING
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 7 to HB 451 - Defeated In House by Voice Vote
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 8 to HB 451 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
Jun 14, 2022 Passed By House. Votes: 27 YES 13 NO 1 ABSENT
Jun 14, 2022 Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 6 to HB 451 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 3 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 1 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 2 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 4 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 5 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 6 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 7 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 8 to HB 451 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Jun 14, 2022 Amendment HA 1 to HB 451 - Stricken in House
Jun 8, 2022 Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 3 Favorable
Jun 2, 2022 Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
Engrossed not available state link bill text
Draft not available state link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes No Votes Absent Passed
06/14/2022 27 13 0 1 Yes
  • Baumbach, Paul (D) Yea
  • Bennett, Andria (D) Yea
  • Bentz, David (D) Yea
  • Bolden, Stephanie (D) Yea
  • Briggs King, Ruth (R) Nay
  • Bush, William (D) Yea
  • Carson, William (D) Nay
  • Chukwuocha, Nnamdi (D) Yea
  • Collins, Richard (R) Nay
  • Cooke, Franklin (D) Yea
  • Dorsey Walker, Sherry (D) Yea
  • Dukes, Timothy (R) Nay
  • Freel, Charles (D) Yea
  • Gray, Ronald (R) Nay
  • 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) Nay
  • Morrison, Eric (D) Yea
  • Osienski, Edward (D) Yea
  • Postles, Charles (R) Nay
  • Ramone, Michael (R) Absent
  • Schwartzkopf, Peter (D) Yea
  • Short, Daniel (R) Nay
  • Shupe, Bryan (R) Nay
  • Smith, Michael (R) Yea
  • Smyk, Stephen (R) Nay
  • Spiegelman, Jeffrey (R) Nay
  • Vanderwende, Jesse (R) Nay
  • Williams, Kimberly (D) Yea
  • Wilson-Anton, Madinah (D) Yea
  • Yearick, Lyndon (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name
06/28/2022 14 7 0 0 Yes
  • Bonini, Colin (R) Nay
  • Brown, Darius (D) Yea
  • Ennis, Bruce (D) Nay
  • 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
06/28/2022 24 15 0 2 Yes
  • Baumbach, Paul (D) Yea
  • Bennett, Andria (D) Yea
  • Bentz, David (D) Yea
  • Bolden, Stephanie (D) Yea
  • Briggs King, Ruth (R) Nay
  • Bush, William (D) Nay
  • Carson, William (D) Nay
  • Chukwuocha, Nnamdi (D) Yea
  • Collins, Richard (R) Nay
  • Cooke, Franklin (D) Yea
  • Dorsey Walker, Sherry (D) Yea
  • Dukes, Timothy (R) Nay
  • Freel, Charles (D) Yea
  • Gray, Ronald (R) Nay
  • 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) Absent
  • Minor-Brown, Melissa (D) Yea
  • Mitchell, John (D) Yea
  • Moore, Sherae'a (D) Yea
  • Morris, Shannon (R) Nay
  • Morrison, Eric (D) Yea
  • Osienski, Edward (D) Absent
  • Postles, Charles (R) Nay
  • Ramone, Michael (R) Nay
  • Schwartzkopf, Peter (D) Yea
  • Short, Daniel (R) Nay
  • Shupe, Bryan (R) Nay
  • Smith, Michael (R) Yea
  • Smyk, Stephen (R) Nay
  • Spiegelman, Jeffrey (R) Nay
  • Vanderwende, Jesse (R) Nay
  • Williams, Kimberly (D) Yea
  • Wilson-Anton, Madinah (D) Yea
  • Yearick, Lyndon (R) Nay
resort votes by: party yeas nays name

Link: link to state bill page

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