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Proposed Indiana Firearm Legislation HB1544

  this is an pro-gun bill
Legislation Overview

Title: Possession of firearms.

Description: Possession of firearms. Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. Specifies that certain persons at least 18 years of age who are not otherwise prohibited from carrying or possessing a handgun are not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state to carry a handgun in Indiana. Prohibits certain individuals from knowingly or intentionally carrying a handgun. Creates the crime of "unlawful carrying of a handgun". Provides that a prohibited person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun commits a Class A misdemeanor. Allows a resident of Indiana who wishes to carry a firearm in another state under a reciprocity agreement entered into by Indiana and the other state to obtain from the superintendent of the state police department a reciprocity license. Requires law enforcement agencies to make use of certain data bases when issuing reciprocity licenses. Makes conforming amendments.

Session: 2021 Regular Session

Last Action: First reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy

Last Action Date: January 14, 2021


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3 sponsors: Zach Payne (R); Chris Jeter (R); Jake Teshka (R);

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 3% (3 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
House Jan 14, 2021 Authored by Representative Payne
House Jan 14, 2021 Coauthored by Representatives Jeter and Teshka
House Jan 14, 2021 First reading: referred to Committee on Public Policy
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced Jan 13, 2021 state link bill text
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

There have not been any votes on this bill

Link: link to state bill page

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