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34 total bills, 21 anti-gun bills,
3 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Rhode Island Gun Laws

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

this is an pro-gun bill

H5021

Title: Weapons

Description: Criminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5022

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

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H5138

Title: Maintenance Of Order On Campus [see Title 16 Chapter 97 - The Rhode Island Board Of Education Act]

Description: Mandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and would include campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights."

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 13, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5151

Title: Relating To Making Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2020

Description: Relating To Making Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2020

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Finance

Last Action Date: January 17, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5164

Title: Establishing The "firearm Safety Trigger Lock Distribution Program"

Description: Creates a firearm safety lock distribution program administered by the department of health.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: February 6, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5172

Title: Relating To Criminal Offenses-weapons

Description: Raises the legal age to purchase or sell a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age and restricts permits to minors for sporting or training to age 21.

Last Action: Committee postponed at request of sponsor (03/19/2019)

Last Action Date: March 15, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H5497

Title: Weapons

Description: Permits the open and concealed carry of weapons by any person 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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5703

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines the term "ghost gun" and bans the manufacture, sale purchase or possession of a machine gun, a ghost gun or an undetectable firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an pro-gun bill

H5723

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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5728

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, fire marshals and member of U.S. military would be exempt from these prohibitions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5739

Title: Large Capacity Feeding Device Ban

Description: Prohibits sale/possession of feeding device holding more then 10 ammunition rounds punishable by up to $5,000 fine or up to 5 years imprisonment with law enforcement/military personnel exceptions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5740

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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5741

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

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H5747

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

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H5752

Title: Weapons

Description: Enhances penalties for failure to report lost or stolen firearms to the police department, and specify penalties for making a false report of lost or stolen firearms.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

watching this bill

H5754

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm. This act would also increase the penalties for purchases of firearms by use of false information.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5762

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits firearms possession within 300 feet of school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons providing school security, firearms on private property and unloaded firearms in containers or locked car racks.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

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H5767

Title: Weapons

Description: Authorizes the use of stunguns/tasers after issuance of permit from attorney general.

Last Action: Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/19/2019)

Last Action Date: March 15, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5770

Title: Hotels

Description: Provides guidelines and restrictions pertaining to short-term rentals to address health and safety concerns.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 5, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

H5786

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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: March 19, 2019

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H5884

Title: Weapons

Description: Makes the possession and ownership of stun guns legal.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: March 21, 2019

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H5974

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 or while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state police.

Last Action: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: April 10, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0084

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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0156

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

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S0225

Title: Domestic Abuse Prevention

Description: Expands family court jurisdiction to enter protective orders to provide for the safety and welfare of household pets in domestic abuse situations.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 4, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0464

Title: Weapons

Description: Defines the term "ghost gun" and bans the manufacture, sale purchase or possession of a machine gun, a ghost gun or an undetectable firearm.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0469

Title: Weapons

Description: Enhances penalties for failure to report lost or stolen firearms to the police department, and specify penalties for making a false report of lost or stolen firearms.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0502

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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0595

Title: Weapons

Description: Provides that gun dealers on a monthly basis shall report a summary of all gun sales and transfers to the Rhode Island state police.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

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S0597

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: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0635

Title: Weapons

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

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0636

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits firearms possession within 300 feet of school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons providing school security, firearms on private property and unloaded firearms in containers or locked car racks.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

this is an anti-gun bill

S0637

Title: Large Capacity Feeding Device Ban

Description: Prohibits sale/possession of feeding device holding more then 10 ammunition rounds punishable by up to $5,000 fine or up to 5 years imprisonment with law enforcement/military personnel exceptions.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

watching this bill

S0638

Title: Weapons

Description: Prohibits obtaining a firearm on behalf of another person if that person is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Increases the penalties for purchases of firearms by use of false information.

Last Action: Committee recommended measure be held for further study

Last Action Date: April 2, 2019

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