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64 total bills, 24 anti-gun bills,
6 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Hawaii Firearm Legislation

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note: Any bill pending at the final adjournment of a regular session in an odd-numbered year are reintroduced with the same status to the next regular session. However, regardless of its status at the conclusion of the first regular session, before the carried-over bill is enacted, it shall pass at least one reading in the house in which it originated.

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HB25

Title: Relating To Public Safety.

Description: Prohibits any person, including a hotel guest, from storing, keeping, carrying, or possessing any firearm or ammunition in any hotel room assigned to a guest with certain exceptions.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB342

Title: Relating To The Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation.

Description: Prohibits the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation from investing in fossil fuel or firearm companies. Earmarks a portion of the Corporation's profits to be deposited into a subaccount of the Corporation's Revolving Fund. (HB342 HD1)

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB879

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Clarifies that failure to register a firearm within the required time period does not relieve the owner of the duty to register the firearm. Allows the owner of an unregistered firearm to register the firearm thereafter without penalty.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB884

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Authorizes county police department to issue a person a license to carry a handgun in all counties of the State. Extends the expiration date of a license from one year to five years.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1160

Title: Relating To Shooting Range Protection.

Description: Provides protections to shooting range operators and individuals engaged in target shooting from burdensome regulations related to noise pollution and similar noise control ordinances.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1206

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Adds the requirement to notify the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the gun permit application background check.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1303

Title: Related To Firearms.

Description: Defines "assault rifle" and "assault shotgun". Amends the definition of "assault pistol" to expand what types of guns are considered assault pistols. Expands the ban on pistols with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity to any firearm with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1473

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: Repeals the ban on electric guns. Establishes a regulatory structure for the sale and transfer of electric guns by licensed persons. Restricts the use, storage, transfer, and disposal of electric guns. Requires training and education on electric guns. Prohibits certain individuals from possessing and using electric guns. Prohibits the use of electric guns in the commission of crimes.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1475

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Short form bill relating to firearms.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1486

Title: Relating To Guns.

Description: Requires an applicant to successfully complete a firearms safety or training course within thirty days before applying for or renewing a license to carry a concealed or unconcealed weapon. Repeals the ban on electric guns.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1531

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits any person from distributing, transporting, importing, bringing, or causing to be brought into the State; keeping for sale, or offering or exposing for sale; or transferring, manufacturing, possessing, selling, bartering, trading, gifting, or acquiring any assault weapon. Defines assault weapon. Authorizes the courts to impose an extended term of imprisonment for an offender who uses an assault weapon in the course of committing certain crimes.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1543

Title: Relating To Gun Violence Protective Orders.

Description: Establishes a process allowing law enforcement officers and family or household members to obtain a court order to prevent a person from accessing firearms and ammunition where the person poses a danger of causing bodily injury to oneself or another.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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HB1598

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Authorizes the attorney general to grant licenses to carry a pistol or revolver and ammunition therefor concealed or unconcealed statewide. Limits the county chiefs of police authority to grant licenses to carry. Amends the requirements and fee for licenses to carry.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2020

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HB1599

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Conforms the permitting process for rifles and shotguns to the process for pistols and revolvers.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2020

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HB1600

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Repeals provisions that allow the lending of certain firearms for use within the State for up to 15 days and for use outside the State for up to 75 days without being subject to a background check and other requirements under chapter 134, HRS. Prohibits transferring the possession or ownership of any firearm to any person except as provided under chapter 134, HRS.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2020

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HB1615

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits any person from possessing a loaded firearm while intoxicated, unless the person is in their own dwelling. Violation is a petty misdemeanor.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2020

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HB1640

Title: Relating To Gun Violence.

Description: Short form bill relating to gun violence.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2020

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HB1733

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Makes it a Class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Amends certain requirements relating to firearms registration.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2020

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HB1734

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires a separate application and permit for the acquisition of each rifle or shotgun and shortens the duration of the permit's validity from 1 year to 10 days.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2020

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HB1736

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits the manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of detachable ammunition magazines with a capacity in excess of 10 rounds, regardless of the type of firearm with which the magazine is compatible. Makes an exception for possession and use by law enforcement agencies and officers.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2020

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HB1737

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Establishes the Attorney General's authority, and clarifies the respective county police chiefs' existing authority, to grant licenses to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms. Specifies training requirements for license applicants. Amends the fee from a per-license to a per-application basis and increases the fee.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2020

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HB1790

Title: Relating To The Use Of Deadly Force.

Description: Amends the law relating to the use of deadly force to clarify that in certain circumstances, a person using deadly force has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand the person's ground.

Last Action: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB1874

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses Against Seniors.

Description: Lowers the age of crimes against seniors to sixty years of age, and makes certain criminal offenses against seniors applicable regardless of the perpetrator's knowledge of the victim's age.

Last Action: Pending introduction.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB1883

Title: Relating To Consumer Protection.

Description: Transitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2022, requires licensure for small dollar lenders that offer small dollar loans to consumers. Specifies licensing requirements for small dollar lenders. Authorizes the division of financial institutions to appoint 2.0 FTE examiner positions, funded via the compliance resolution fund, to carry out the purposes of the small dollar installment loan program. Requires check cashers to be registered with DCCA and to offer a voluntary payment plan to customers under certain circumstances. Establishes the terms of voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Amends notices to customers required of check cashers. Removes the exemption for persons engaged in the bona fide retail sale of goods or services. Requires the division of financial institutions of the department of commerce and consumer affairs to conduct an analysis of the regulation of payday lenders and deferred deposit agreements in the State. Effective July 1, 2021.

Last Action: Pending introduction.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB1902

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Extends the prohibition for large capacity magazines to all firearms, rather than just pistols. Provides an exception to the prohibition for law enforcement agencies and duly authorized officers.

Last Action: Pending introduction.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB1967

Title: Relating To Self-defense

Description: Clarifies when force may be used to protect self, property, or a third person against unlawful force that could cause bodily harm.

Last Action: Pending introduction.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB2067

Title: Relating To Domestic Violence.

Description: Amends the offense of abuse of family or household members to provide for misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor penalties. Allows a deferred acceptance of guilty or no contest plea in misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor abuse penalties. Requires the Judiciary to submit annual reports to the Legislature on the number and outcome of abuse of family or household members cases. Sunsets five years after enactment.

Last Action: Pending introduction.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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HB2091

Title: Relating To Criminal History Record Checks.

Description: Adds the University of Hawaii to the list of agencies authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, and contractors and their employees, whose duties include ensuring security of campus facilities and persons.

Last Action: Pending introduction.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB237

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Increases the maximum detachable ammunition magazine capacity for pistols that may be manufactured, possessed, sold, bartered, traded, gifted, transferred, or acquired.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB238

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Authorizes the chief of police from each respective county to issue licenses to carry a concealed firearm. Specifies processes for license applications, renewals, revocations, and record keeping. Strictly prohibits carrying concealed firearms under certain circumstances. Makes various conforming amendments.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB245

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: Repeals the ban on the possession, offering or holding for sale, selling, giving, lending, or delivering of electric guns.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB305

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: Repeals ban on electric guns.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB556

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Adds the requirement to notify the Terrorist Screening Center administered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the gun permit application background check.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB621

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires a person to report the person's lost, stolen, or destroyed firearms to the appropriate county police department. Establishes penalties for failure to report. Requires suspension of any fee related to the Rap Back system until the Rap Back system, a criminal record monitoring service, is fully implemented. (SB621 HD1)

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB853

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Authorizes the department of the attorney general to develop and implement a state program to allow active and retired law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm in Hawaii pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004. Makes a conforming amendment to state firearm laws.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB1318

Title: Related To Firearms.

Description: Requires the chiefs of police to adopt procedures to: require that any person granted a license to carry an open or concealed firearm be qualified to use the firearm in a safe manner by successful completion of a course of instruction and firearm qualification test; and require that any person who has been approved for a license to carry an open or concealed firearm, who is not employed as a security guard by an authorized security company, show proof of valid firearms or self-defense insurance prior to being issued the license.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB1321

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Clarifies that failure to register a firearm within the required time period does not relieve the owner of the duty to register the firearm. Allows the owner of an unregistered firearm to register the firearm thereafter without penalty. (SD1)

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB1334

Title: Related To Firearms.

Description: Defines "assault rifle" and "assault shotgun". Amends the definition of "assault pistol" to expand what types of guns are considered assault pistols. Expands the ban on pistols with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity to any firearm with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity.

Last Action: Carried over to 2020 Regular Session.

Last Action Date: December 1, 2019

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SB2002

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits any person from possessing a loaded firearm while intoxicated, unless the person is in their own dwelling. Violation is a petty misdemeanor.

Last Action: Referred to PSM, JDC.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2020

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SB2151

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Makes it a Class C felony to purchase, manufacture, or otherwise obtain firearm parts for the purpose of assembling a firearm having no serial number. Amends certain requirements relating to firearms registration.

Last Action: Passed First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2152

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires a separate application and permit for the acquisition of each rifle or shotgun and shortens the duration of the permit's validity from 1 year to 10 days.

Last Action: Passed First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2154

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits the manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of detachable ammunition magazines with a capacity in excess of 10 rounds, regardless of the type of firearm with which the magazine is compatible. Makes an exception for possession and use by law enforcement agencies and officers.

Last Action: Passed First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2155

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Establishes the Attorney General's authority, and clarifies the respective county police chiefs' existing authority, to grant licenses to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms. Specifies training requirements for license applicants. Amends the fee from a per-license to a per-application basis and increases the fee.

Last Action: Passed First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2201

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires the department of public safety to establish a firearm buyback center in each county in the State. Makes an appropriation.

Last Action: Passed First Reading.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2282

Title: Relating To Agriculture.

Description: Establishes the agricultural theft enforcement program and agricultural theft enforcement special fund within the Department of Agriculture. Authorizes the Board of Agriculture and agricultural theft enforcement officers to exercise police powers. Extends to the agricultural theft enforcement program the applicability of certain statutory provisions relating to the law enforcement officer independent review board; possession of electric guns; the law enforcement standards board; emergency vehicles; and worker's compensation for volunteer emergency response personnel. Authorizes the use of funds in the agricultural development and food security special fund for protection of agricultural resources. Appropriates funds.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2334

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses Against Seniors.

Description: Lowers the age of crimes against seniors to sixty years of age, and makes certain criminal offenses against seniors applicable regardless of the perpetrator's knowledge of the victim's age.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2361

Title: Relating To Marijuana Decriminalization.

Description: Repeals criminal prohibitions and penalties pertaining to marijuana.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2404

Title: Relating To Highway Patrol.

Description: Establishes a state highway patrol within the Sheriff Division of the Department of Public Safety. Appropriates moneys.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2406

Title: Relating To Explosion Detection Technology.

Description: Appropriates unspecified funds to the county police departments for the purchase and deployment of explosion detection technology to assist departments in locating and responding to explosions caused by illegal use of firearms and fireworks.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2437

Title: Relating To Electric Guns.

Description: Repeals the ban on electric guns. Establishes a regulatory structure for the sale and transfer of electric guns by licensed persons. Allows for the use of electric guns for self-defense, defense of another person, and protection of property. Restricts the use, storage, transfer, and disposal of electric guns. Requires training and education on electric guns. Prohibits certain individuals from possessing and using electric guns. Prohibits the use of electric guns in the commission of crimes.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2456

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits a person who has been twice convicted within ten years of committing the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant from owning, possessing, or controlling any firearm or ammunition.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2464

Title: Relating To Game Bird Hunting In The Mauna Kea Watershed.

Description: Prohibits the use of firearms other than single shot long guns and rifles for the hunting of game birds in the Mauna Kea watershed and nearby hunting area.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2514

Title: Relating To Law Enforcement Services.

Description: Establishes a Department of Law Enforcement Services to consolidate the law enforcement functions, including security and service of process duties, of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Public Safety, and Department of Transportation.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2517

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Requires a separate application and permit for the acquisition of each rifle or shotgun and shortens the duration of the permit's validity from 1 year to 10 days.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2518

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Establishes the Attorney General's authority, and clarifies the respective county police chiefs' existing authority, to grant licenses to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms. Specifies training requirements for license applicants. Amends the fee from a per-license to a per-application basis and increases the fee.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2519

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Prohibits the manufacture, possession, sale, barter, trade, gift, transfer, or acquisition of detachable ammunition magazines with a capacity in excess of ten rounds, regardless of the type of firearm with which the magazine is compatible. Makes an exception for possession and use by law enforcement agencies and officers.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2524

Title: Relating To Sentencing.

Description: Repeals mandatory minimum periods of imprisonment for certain offenses or under certain circumstances.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2578

Title: Relating To Disciplinary Actions In Public Schools.

Description: Requires the Department of Education to track and publish the use of all exclusionary discipline disaggregated by student subgroup. Restricts the use of out-of-school and in-school suspensions among students in grades 6 through 12. Eliminates the use of out-of-school suspensions for students in prekindergarten through grade 5.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2587

Title: Relating To Consumer Protection.

Description: Transitions from lump sum deferred deposit transactions to installment-based small dollar loan transactions. Specifies various consumer protection requirements for small dollar loans. Beginning 1/1/2022, requires licensure for small dollar lenders that offer small dollar loans to consumers. Specifies licensing requirements for small dollar lenders. Authorizes the division of financial institutions to appoint 2.0 FTE examiner positions, funded via the compliance resolution fund, to carry out the purposes of the small dollar installment loan program. Requires check cashers to be registered with DCCA and to offer a voluntary payment plan to customers under certain circumstances. Establishes the terms of voluntary payment plans. Clarifies that a customer may only have one outstanding deferred deposit transaction from any source. Amends notices to customers required of check cashers. Removes the exemption for persons engaged in the bona fide retail sale of goods or services. Requires the division of financial institutions of the department of commerce and consumer affairs to conduct an analysis of the regulation of payday lenders and deferred deposit agreements in the State. Effective July 1, 2021.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2626

Title: Relating To Firearms.

Description: Defines "assault rifle" and "assault shotgun". Expands the ban on pistols with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity to any firearm with a detachable magazine with over ten round capacity. Prohibits anyone from bringing or causing to be brought into the State an assault rifle or assault shotgun. Prohibits the sale or transfer of any assault rifle or assault shotgun in the State, unless sold or transferred to an authorized person.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2635

Title: Relating To Firearms Ammunition.

Description: Requires the licensing of sellers of ammunition, and for the identification and proper permitting of purchasers or possessors of ammunition. Regulates ammunition in the same manner that firearms are regulated.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2638

Title: Relating To Domestic Violence.

Description: Amends the offense of abuse of family or household members to provide for misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor penalties. Allows a deferred acceptance of guilty or no contest plea in misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor abuse penalties. Requires the Judiciary to submit annual reports to the Legislature on the number and outcome of abuse of family or household members cases. Sunsets five years after enactment.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2643

Title: Relating To Sex Trafficking.

Description: Removes the criminal statute of limitations for sex trafficking and promoting prostitution. Specifies that sex trafficking of a minor is a strict liability offense. Repeals the offense of solicitation of a minor for prostitution.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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SB2728

Title: Relating To Crime.

Description: Provides reimbursement of reasonable legal costs to defendants charged with an offense under certain sections of the Penal Code if the defendant is found not guilty because the use of force upon or toward another person is justifiable because of self-protection, protection of others, or protection of property.

Last Action: Introduced.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2020

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