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Proposed Kentucky Firearm Legislation HB265

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Legislation Overview

Title: AN ACT relating to firearms and declaring an emergency.

Description: Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237 to specify definitions for assault weapons, large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices, and ammunition sellers; require background checks for private firearms sales; require reporting to law enforcement of firearm and ammunition thefts and losses; require the safe storage of firearms; amend KRS 395.250 to require an estate's inventory to list each firearm; amend KRS 403.735 to require judges when issuing an order of protection to consider whether a person against whom the order is entered should be prohibited from possessing an firearm; amend KRS 504.030 to require judges in criminal cases where a person is found guilty by reason of insanity to demand the surrender of the defendant's firearms; amend KRS 506.080 to specify that the offense of facilitation includes assistance in providing firearms; amend KRS 508.020 to include physical injury to a minor by virtue of the intentional discharge of a firearm within the offense of assault in the second degree; create a new section of KRS Chapter 527 to create the offense of criminal purchase or disposal of a weapon; amend KRS 527.040 to require that the sentence for a felon in possession of a firearm run consecutively with any other felony sentence; amend KRS 527.070 to include colleges and universities within the existing ban on firearms in schools; amend KRS 532.030 to require the judge pronouncing a defendant guilty but mentally ill to demand the surrender of the person's firearms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 237 to require the State Police to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the licensing of persons to possess firearms and assault weapons, the registration of firearms and assault weapons, and the logging of firearms and ammunition sales effective January 1, 2014; repeal KRS 65.870; EMERGENCY.

Session: 2013 Regular Session

Last Action: to Judiciary (H)

Last Action Date: February 12, 2013


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'.

8 sponsors: Marzian, Mary Lou; Wayne, Jim; Burch, Thomas J.; Crenshaw, Jesse; Flood, Kelly; Jenkins, Joni L.; Owens, Darryl; Watkins, David;

Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 8% (8 of 100)

Chamber Date Action
House Feb 12, 2013 to Judiciary (H)
House Feb 7, 2013 introduced in House
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Link: link to state bill page

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