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Proposed Delaware Firearm Legislation HB58

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Legislation Overview

Title: An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Prohibited Conduct In Connection With Large-capacity Magazines.

Description: This bill would prohibit the manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer or delivery of large-capacity magazines, which are defined as ammunition feeding devices with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds. Acknowledging that thousands of law-abiding Delawareans currently possess large-capacity magazines lawfully, the bill would make such possession unlawful only if it occurs in a public place while in possession of a firearm capable of accepting it. Possession of a large-capacity magazine would not be unlawful in areas that are not public places, and an exception exists to allow the possession and use of large-capacity magazines at shooting ranges. Persons who violate this Act would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor for a first offense and a class G felony for any subsequent offense.

Session: 147th General Assembly

Last Action: Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 3 On Its Merits

Last Action Date: May 1, 2013


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12 sponsors: Mitchell;Peterson; Barbieri; Bolden; Heffernan; Kowalko; Longhurst; Potter;Schwartzkopf; Scott;Henry; Sokola;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 29% (12 of 41)

Chamber Date Action
House May 1, 2013 Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 3 On Its Merits
House Mar 20, 2013 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House
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Draft Mar 20, 2013 state link bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
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Link: link to state bill page

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