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10 total bills, 6 anti-gun bills,
2 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 4, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 4, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 17, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 23, 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: Introduced, referred to House Judiciary

Last Action Date: February 14, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 16, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 24, 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: Introduced, referred to Senate Judiciary

Last Action Date: January 31, 2019

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