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29 total bills, 7 anti-gun bills,
5 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Oregon Gun Laws

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note: Oregon does not carry over legislation from session to session

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2251

Title: Relating to firearms.

Description: Defines "assault rifle." Prohibits transfer of handgun or assault rifle to person under 21 years of age. Punishes violation by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Restricts transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party if Department of State Police is unable to determine whether recipient is qualified to receive firearm. Authorizes transfer after 30 days as long as gun dealer or transferor does not know or have reason to believe recipient is disqualified from completing transfer. Provides that person subject to certain court protective orders is prohibited from possessing firearms if person had opportunity to be heard on order and failed to request hearing. Punishes violation of prohibition by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires court to order relinquishment of firearms when person is convicted of certain domestic violence offenses or subject to certain court orders. Requires person to transfer firearms within 24 hours of court order and to file affidavit within 48 hours of court order. Requires hospitals to submit data concerning patients with injuries caused by firearms to Oregon Health Authority and to electronic emergency medical services data system managed by authority. Creates crime of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm. Punishes by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Prohibits possession of firearm by person convicted of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm for five-year period after conviction. Creates process for obtaining relief from prohibition. Provides that minor may lawfully possess firearm only with permission of parent or guardian. Prohibits transfer of firearm to person convicted of endangering a minor by allowing access to a firearm for five-year period after conviction. Requires permission of minor's parent or guardian for temporary transfer of firearm to minor. Requires gun dealer to post notice concerning obligation to prevent minors from accessing firearm without consent of minor's parent or guardian.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2287

Title: Relating to firearm safety instruction on school property.

Description: Authorizes school district to allow firearm safety instruction on school property.

Last Action: Referred to Education.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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HB2291

Title: Relating to a tax credit for gun safes; prescribing an effective date.

Description: Establishes tax credit against personal income taxes for purchase of qualifying gun safes or locking mechanisms. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, and before January 1, 2026. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Last Action: Referred to Revenue.

Last Action Date: January 18, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

HB2298

Title: Relating to concealed handgun license reciprocity.

Description: Directs Department of State Police to create and maintain list of states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses and require demonstration of handgun competency to obtain license that is similar to requirement in Oregon. Provides persons licensed to carry concealed handgun in states on department list with protections provided to persons with Oregon concealed handgun licenses.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2479

Title: Relating to concealed handgun license fees.

Description: Increases fees payable to county sheriff for issuance, renewal or duplication of concealed handgun license. Authorizes sheriff to collect from license applicant fee charged by Federal Bureau of Investigation for nationwide fingerprint check.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2505

Title: Relating to firearm safety requirements; declaring an emergency.

Description: Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine. If minor obtains unsecured firearm as result of violation, punishes by maximum of $2,000 fine. Provides that person who does not secure firearm as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property within four years after violation. Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container when transferring firearm except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine. Provides that person who transfers firearm without securing firearm is strictly liable for injury to person or property within four years after violation. Requires person to report loss or theft of firearm within 24 hours of time person knew or should have known of loss or theft. Punishes violation of requirement by maximum of $1,000 fine. Requires person transferring firearm to minor to directly supervise minor's use of firearm unless minor is owner of firearm. Provides that person who does not supervise minor as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property caused by minor's use of firearm. Directs Attorney General to specify by rule minimum specifications for trigger and cable locks and locked containers required by Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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HB2546

Title: Relating to tax incentives for firearms safety; prescribing an effective date.

Description: Creates credit against personal income tax for cost of criminal history record check required by state law for transfer of firearm. Creates subtraction from taxable income for mileage for travel associated with criminal history record check. Applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019, and before January 1, 2029. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Revenue.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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HB2648

Title: Relating to public safety at community colleges.

Description: Permits board of community college to determine whether to establish campus police department and commission police officers.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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HB2705

Title: Relating to the firearm Do Not Sell List.

Description: Directs Department of State Police to establish voluntary firearm Do Not Sell List using secure Internet website. Specifies requirements of website and procedures for adding and removing participants from list. Creates offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm to a Do Not Sell List participant. Punishes by maximum of $1,000 fine. Creates crime of making a false statement in connection with the Do Not Sell List. Punishes by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Creates civil cause of action if person inquires about or considers person's status or previous status on Do Not Sell List when determining eligibility for certain purposes. Prohibits court from considering participation on list, or request to be added to or removed from list, in any legal proceedings except in specified circumstances. Provides that it is unlawful employment practice to obtain or use for employment purposes status of employee or applicant as participant or previous participant on Do Not Sell List.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary with subsequent referral to Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

HB2929

Title: Relating to bump-fire stocks; prescribing an effective date.

Description: Creates offense of unlawful use of a bump-fire stock. Punishes by maximum of $2,000 fine. Creates offense of unlawful transfer of a bump-fire stock. Punishes by maximum of $2,000 fine. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

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HB2950

Title: Relating to a subtraction from federal taxable income for gun safe purchases; prescribing an effective date.

Description: Allows subtraction from federal taxable income for purchase of qualifying gun safe. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Last Action: Referred to Revenue.

Last Action Date: February 18, 2019

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SB5

Title: Relating to shooting ranges.

Description: Makes shooting range and person discharging firearm at shooting range strictly liable for injuries resulting from bullets that stray outside boundaries of shooting range. Allows injured person to bring civil action against city or county that fails to regulate shooting range after having notice of dangerous condition. Removes prohibition on local government regulation relating to shooting ranges.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB87

Title: Relating to the minimum age requirement for transfer of firearms.

Description: Allows gun dealer or person transferring firearm, ammunition or firearm component at gun show to establish minimum age for purchase of firearms, ammunition or firearm components, provided that minimum age is at least 21 years. Raises minimum age at which person may purchase firearm to 21 years of age. Creates exemption from antidiscrimination statute for enforcement of laws governing purchase of firearms by persons under 21 years of age and enforcement of polices that impose age-based restrictions on purchase of firearms, ammunition or firearm components in place of public accommodation.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB275

Title: Relating to firearm safety requirements; declaring an emergency.

Description: Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine. If minor obtains unsecured firearm as result of violation, punishes by maximum of $2,000 fine. Provides that person who does not secure firearm as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property within four years after violation. Requires owner or possessor of firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container when transferring firearm except in specified circumstances. Punishes violation by maximum of $500 fine. Provides that person who transfers firearm without securing firearm is strictly liable for injury to person or property within four years after violation. Requires person to report loss or theft of firearm within 24 hours of time person knew or should have known of loss or theft. Punishes violation of requirement by maximum of $1,000 fine. Requires person transferring firearm to minor to directly supervise minor's use of firearm unless minor is owner of firearm. Provides that person who does not supervise minor as required is strictly liable for injury to person or property caused by minor's use of firearm. Directs Attorney General to specify by rule minimum specifications for trigger and cable locks and locked containers required by Act. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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SB309

Title: Relating to domestic violence offenses.

Description: Requires law enforcement officer to perform lethality assessment after making mandatory arrest for domestic assault.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB322

Title: Relating to sheriffs issuing concealed handgun licenses to persons in adjoining counties.

Description: Authorizes sheriff of county to issue concealed handgun license to eligible person residing in adjoining county.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB323

Title: Relating to concealed handgun licenses from states that recognize Oregon concealed handgun licenses.

Description: Provides person with privileges and legal defenses available to person with Oregon concealed handgun license if person is licensed to carry concealed handgun in another state that recognizes Oregon concealed handgun licenses.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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SB342

Title: Relating to the disposition of firearms lawfully seized by the state.

Description: Requires agency, board, commission or other instrumentality of state that lawfully seizes firearm to transfer firearm to Department of State Lands for disposition as unclaimed property. Requires department to deposit proceeds of sale of firearm into Emergency Housing Account and directs Housing and Community Services Department to disburse moneys deposited for purposes of assisting persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 15, 2019

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SB481

Title: Relating to firearms.

Description: Requires law enforcement agency that takes custody of firearms under firearms surrender protocol to establish procedures to notify certain individuals of law enforcement agency's anticipated return of firearm.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

SB501

Title: Relating to firearms.

Description: Requires person to secure permit before purchasing or otherwise receiving firearm. Specifies qualifications for permit and manner of applying for permit. Creates procedures for appealing denial of permit. Punishes receipt of firearm without valid permit by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to secure firearm with trigger or cable lock or in locked container. Punishes failure to secure firearm by maximum of 30 days' imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Requires person who owns or possesses firearm to report to law enforcement agency loss or theft of firearm within 24 hours. Punishes failure to report loss or theft by maximum of 30 days' imprisonment, $1,250 fine, or both. Prohibits possession of magazine with capacity to hold more than five rounds of ammunition. Provides that person in possession of such magazine must sell or otherwise dispose of magazine within 180 days of effective date of Act. Punishes unlawful possession of magazine capable of holding more than five rounds by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Requires criminal background check before transfer of ammunition. Restricts ammunition receipt to 20 rounds within 30-day period. Prohibits transfer of firearm by gun dealer or private party until latter of 14 days or Department of State Police has determined that recipient is qualified to receive firearm.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2019

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SB539

Title: Relating to activity bans during periods of fire danger.

Description: Bans use or discharge of exploding targets, tracer ammunition or fireworks on land owned by public body during periods established by certain State Forester declarations relating to fire danger. Makes violation subject to maximum of one year's imprisonment, $1,000 fine, or both.

Last Action: Referred to Environment and Natural Resources.

Last Action Date: January 16, 2019

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SB576

Title: Relating to campus security officers.

Description: Imposes certain requirements related to private security providers who contract with institutions of higher education to provide private security services on campus and special campus security officers commissioned by governing boards of public universities. Provides that private security professionals who provide private security services on campus and special campus security officers commissioned by governing board of public university do not have stop and frisk authority. Exempts retired member of Public Employees Retirement System from limitations on reemployment if member is reemployed by public university as special campus security officer.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 17, 2019

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SB627

Title: Relating to natural resource administration.

Description: Transfers duties, functions and powers of State Department of Fish and Wildlife relating to tax exemption for riparian land, special assessment for qualified wildlife habitat, identification or designation of threatened or endangered species, exception of nongame wildlife and forest health policies to Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. Transfers duties, functions and powers of State Department of Fish and Wildlife relating to determining wolf depredation on livestock for tax credit or compensation payment purposes to State Department of Agriculture. Changes description of State Department of Fish and Wildlife duties, functions and powers. Renames State Department of Fish and Wildlife to Oregon Fish and Game. Renames Wildlife Division of department to Game Division. Changes title of State Fish and Wildlife Director to State Fish and Game Director.

Last Action: Referred to Environment and Natural Resources, then Ways and Means.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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SB646

Title: Relating to exception to criminal background check for participant in Address Confidentiality Program.

Description: Exempts transferee who is certified participant in Address Confidentiality Program from private firearm transfer criminal background check requirement.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 24, 2019

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SB697

Title: Relating to exemptions from firearm transfer criminal background check requirement.

Description: Exempts transfer of firearm to museum from criminal background check requirement for private firearm transfers.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: January 30, 2019

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SB763

Title: Relating to civil commitment.

Description: Defines "dangerous to self or others" for purposes of civil commitment proceedings. Describes evidence that court may consider in determining whether person is dangerous to self or others.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 8, 2019

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SB781

Title: Relating to discharge of firearms on private property.

Description: Allows injured person to bring civil action against city or county that fails to regulate discharge of firearms on private property after having notice of dangerous condition. Removes prohibition on local government regulation relating to certain areas designed and built for purpose of target shooting.

Last Action: Referred to Judiciary.

Last Action Date: February 14, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

SB801

Title: Relating to firearm safety instruction at public schools; declaring an emergency.

Description: Authorizes public schools to provide firearm safety and accident prevention class to all students in first grade. Declares emergency, effective on passage.

Last Action: Introduction and first reading. Referred to President's desk.

Last Action Date: February 19, 2019

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SB817

Title: Relating to firearms.

Description: Creates crime of unlawful storage of firearm. Punishes by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both. Punishes second and subsequent convictions by maximum of five years' imprisonment, $125,000 fine, or both. Requires gun dealers to post notice concerning obligation to store firearms in safe manner. Prohibits sale, delivery or transfer of firearm to person convicted of unlawful storage of firearm for five-year period after conviction. Punishes unlawful sale, delivery or transfer by maximum of 364 days' imprisonment, $6,250 fine, or both.

Last Action:

Last Action Date: February 21, 2019

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