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39 total bills, 23 anti-gun bills,
6 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Rhode Island Firearm Legislation

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note: Rhode Island has a limited carry over of legislation between sessions

this is an anti-gun bill

H7085

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: January 26, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7102

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.

Last Action: Referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 12, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7103

Title: Weapons--the Julie Lynn Cardinal Act

Description: Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.

Last Action: Referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7263

Title: Weapons

Description: Bans possession, sale and transfer of assault weapons which are not properly registered.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7264

Title: Weapons

Description: Bans large capacity feeding devices for use in firearms.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7327

Title: Weapons

Description: Increases the age from eighteen to twenty-one years for lawful possession, sale, or transfer of firearms or ammunition. Full-time law enforcement, state marshals and member of U.S. military would be exempt from these prohibitions.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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H7472

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits schools from offering employment incentives or bonuses to teachers on the condition that the teacher either is or becomes licensed to carry a weapon.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7591

Title: Weapons

Description: Allows law enforcement officers to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for muffling sound of firearm while acting within scope of official duties while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state police.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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H7595

Title: Department Of Attorney General

Description: Requires attorney general to issue report of all charges involving a firearm, and if said charges were disposed for that calendar year. Included in report details of firearm.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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H7633

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and would increase the penalties for a second and subsequent purchase of firearms by use of false information.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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H7715

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7716

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7720

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires firearms to be stored securely when not in use and enhances penalties for failure to store firearms in a secure manner.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

H7741

Title: Weapons

Description: Create an appeal process in which an applicant for a concealed firearms permit or firearms transfer, could appeal to the agency which denied the permit.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

H7752

Title: Weapons

Description: Permits the open and concealed carrying of weapons by certain persons in the act of evacuating the area pursuant to an order of the governor or local authority under chapter 15 of title 30.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7756

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the definition of firearms to include taser. Permits any person over the age of eighteen (18) to possess a stun gun. Enacts the review and appeal process of applying for a license to carry with the licensing authority or attorney general.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

H7911

Title: Procedure Generally - Causes Of Action

Description: Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

H7928

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses-weapons

Description: Requires person selling firearm to require purchaser execute a medical release form for release of medical records relating to addiction to controlled substance, alcoholism and/or mental health illness for a period of 5 years preceding application.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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H7957

Title: Weapons

Description: Includes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and defines them as peace officers.

Last Action: Meeting postponed (03/11/2020)

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2004

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.

Last Action: House passed Sub B

Last Action Date: March 12, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2130

Title: Weapons

Description: Creates the "Large Capacity Feeding Device Ban Act" of 2020 which would ban the sale, possession or transfer of large capacity feeding devices with exceptions for law enforcement and military personnel.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2131

Title: Weapons

Description: Bans possession, sale and transfer of assault weapons which are not properly registered.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

S2138

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses-weapons

Description: Allows attorney general to enter into agreement with states relative to concealed weapon carry permits/allows license permit holders from those states to carry concealed weapons in Rhode Island provided they are in compliance with other laws of the state.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 22, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2154

Title: Weapons--the Julie Lynn Cardinal Act

Description: Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.

Last Action: Referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 11, 2020

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S2261

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department the city or town where the purchaser lives.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 4, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2284

Title: Weapons

Description: Expands the definition of firearms to include taser. Permits any person over the age of eighteen (18) to possess a stun gun.

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2412

Title: Weapons

Description: Limits the issuance of pistol and revolver carry permits to the office of the attorney general.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 13, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

S2418

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides for a review and appeal process for individuals denied a permit or license to carry firearms by the licensing authority or attorney general, including a petition to the superior court for a trial de novo, and costs and attorneys' fees.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 13, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2443

Title: Weapons

Description: Allows law enforcement officers to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for muffling sound of firearm while acting within scope of official duties while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state police.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 13, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2541

Title: Weapons

Description: Amends the definition of firearms to include taser. Permits any person over the age of eighteen (18) to possess a stun gun. Enacts the review and appeal process of applying for a license to carry with the licensing authority or attorney general.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

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S2570

Title: Department Of Attorney General

Description: Requires attorney general to issue report of all charges involving a firearm, and if said charges were disposed for that calendar year. Included in report details of firearm.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

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S2592

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits the possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2593

Title: Weapons

Description: Requires firearms to be stored securely when not in use and enhances penalties for failure to store firearms in a secure manner.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

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S2594

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines electric arm as a firearm and subjects it to various regulations under chapter 47 of title 11 and removes stun gun from the list of prohibited weapons.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

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S2595

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and would increase the penalties for a second and subsequent purchase of firearms by use of false information.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2596

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines rifle and shotgun and makes it unlawful to possess a loaded rifle or shotgun in public subject to various exceptions.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 25, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2685

Title: Weapons

Description: Allows state police to maintain registry of firearms sold, requires firearms dealer, person or other entity, to submit monthly reports to superintendent of state police, including manufacturer, importer, model, serial number, type of firearm and caliber.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 27, 2020

this is an pro-gun bill

S2690

Title: Procedure Generally - Causes Of Action

Description: Provides a cause of action for compensable damages, resulting from the prohibition of legally possessing firearms on real property, except residences.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 27, 2020

this is an anti-gun bill

S2722

Title: Weapons

Description: Includes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and defines them as peace officers.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 27, 2020

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