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Firearm Legislation Awaiting Governor's Signature Or Veto

These are state level fiream related bills that are awaiting a signature or veto by the governor of that state.

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Alabama HB94

Title: Volunteer firefighter or rescue squad members, disability or death benefits, wildland firefighter employed by Forestry Commission included, cardiac arrest, etc. relating to emergency or physical training, presumed to be in the line of duty, Secs. 36-30-1, 36-30-2 am'd.

Description: Volunteer firefighter or rescue squad members, disability or death benefits, wildland firefighter employed by Forestry Commission included, cardiac arrest, etc. relating to emergency or physical training, presumed to be in the line of duty, Secs. 36-30-1, 36-30-2 am'd.

Last Action: Delivered to Governor at 8:34 p.m. on May 17, 2021.

Last Action Date: May 17, 2021

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Alabama HB513

Title: Chilton Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes

Description: Chilton Co., sheriff authorized to sell certain abandoned, unclaimed, or stolen property and firearms, notice, record keeping requirement, distribution of funds for law enforcement purposes

Last Action: Delivered to Governor on April 6, 2021 at 4:14 p.m. on April 6, 2021.

Last Action Date: April 6, 2021

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Arkansas HB1390

Title: To Establish Arkansas As A Second Amendment Sanctuary State; Concerning The Rights Of A Person Who Possesses A Firearm; And To Require Ratification To Recognize Federal Firearms Laws.

Description: To Establish Arkansas As A Second Amendment Sanctuary State; Concerning The Rights Of A Person Who Possesses A Firearm; And To Require Ratification To Recognize Federal Firearms Laws.

Last Action: Returned from the Governor as requested

Last Action Date: April 28, 2021

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California SB827

Title: Public Safety Omnibus.

Description: An act to amend Section 1031 of the Government Code, to amend Section 11361.8 of the Health and Safety Code, and to amend Sections 422.77, 1203.01, 1203.099, 1203.4b, 1485.55, 2603, 2905, 3453, 5076.1, 5076.2, 5076.3, 11105, 13600, 14201, 14202, 16590, and 18010 of, to add Section 22296 to, and to repeal Sections 597f, 1170.17, 1170.19, 22010, 22015, and 22090 of, the Penal Code, relating to public safety.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 434, Statutes of 2021.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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California AB913

Title: Collateral recovery.

Description: An act to amend Sections 7500.1, 7504.4, and 7507.9 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to collateral recovery.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 416, Statutes of 2021.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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California SB586

Title: Peace officers: certification.

Description: An act to amend Section 13510.8 of the Penal Code, relating to public employment.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 429, Statutes of 2021.

Last Action Date: September 30, 2021

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California AB611

Title: Safe at Home program: homeowners’ associations.

Description: An act to add Section 5216 to the Civil Code, relating to confidential information.

Last Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 151, Statutes of 2021.

Last Action Date: August 31, 2021

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Idaho S1136

Title: Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the authority of the Governor during a state of extreme peril and to provide that the Governor may not alter, adjust, or suspend any provision of Idaho Code in certain instances.

Description: MARTIAL LAW -- Amends existing law to revise provisions regarding the authority of the Governor during a state of extreme peril and to provide that the Governor may not alter, adjust, or suspend any provision of Idaho Code in certain instances.

Last Action: Filed in Office of Secretary of Senate

Last Action Date: April 16, 2021

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Illinois HB1092

Title: CRIMINAL LAW-TECH

Description: Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health, subject to appropriation or other available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness of firearms restraining orders to the general public. Provides that beginning July 1, 2022, the program must include the development and dissemination, through print, digital, and broadcast media, of public service announcements that publicize the options victims of domestic violence have to seek help with special emphasis on the firearms restraining order. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Creates the Commission on Implementing the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Amends the Illinois Police Training Act. Provides that the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board shall develop and approve a standard curriculum for a training program on the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that the Board shall conduct a training program that trains officers on the use of firearms restraining orders, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to safely promote the usage of the firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Provides that the curriculum of police training schools shall also include training on the use of a firearms restraining order by providing instruction on the process used to file a firearms restraining order, how to identify situations in which a firearms restraining order is appropriate, and how to promote a firearms restraining order in a domestic violence situation. Provides that if adequate firearms restraining order training is unavailable, the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board may approve training to be conducted by a third party. Officers who have successfully completed this program shall be issued a certificate attesting to their attendance. Amends the Firearms Restraining Order Act. Provides that a firearms restraining order includes the seizure of the respondent's ammunition and firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm. Provides that "family member of the respondent" includes a former spouse and a person with whom the respondent has or allegedly has a child in common. Provides that a petition for a firearms restraining order may be filed in any county where an incident occurred that involved the respondent posing an immediate and present danger of causing personal injury to the respondent or another by having in his or her custody or control, or purchasing, possessing, or receiving, a firearm or ammunition or firearm parts that could be assembled to make an operable firearm. Includes printing a petition for a firearms restraining order for which no fees may be charged by the circuit clerk. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall submit a yearly report to the General Assembly concerning the applications and issuance of firearms restraining orders. Makes other changes.

Last Action: Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0345

Last Action Date: August 13, 2021

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Illinois HB0562

Title: HOME INSPECTOR LICENSE

Description: Amends the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Act. Creates the Firearm Prohibitors and Records Improvement Task Force to identify and research all available grants, resources, and revenue that may be applied for and used by all entities responsible for reporting federal and State firearms prohibitors to the Illinois State Police and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Provides that under the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, these reporting entities include, but are not limited to, hospitals, courts, law enforcement and corrections. Provides that the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority shall provide administrative and other support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall may meet in person or virtually and shall issue a written report of its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before July 1, 2022. Repeals Task Force provisions on July 1, 2023. Amends the Gun Trafficking Information Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall audit current practice to assess actual data collection and reporting, and propose policy and practice recommendations to meet implementation and policy maker needs, including but not limited to: (1) Firearm Owner's Identification Card and concealed carry license applications, revocations, and firearm dispossessions; (2) Firearm trace data; (3) Usage of firearms restraining orders and domestic violence orders of protection; and (4) Firearm Dealer License Certifications and related inspections. Amends the Department of State Police Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall establish a portal for use by federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies, including Offices of the State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General to capture a report of persons whose Firearm Owner's Identification Cards have been revoked or suspended. Provides that the portal is for law enforcement purposes only. Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall develop an Internet-based system upon which the serial numbers of firearms that have been reported stolen are available for public access for individuals to ensure any firearms are not reported stolen prior to the sale or transfer of a firearm under this provision concerning transfer of firearms. The Illinois State Police shall have the Internet-based system completed and available for use by July 1, 2022. The Department shall adopt rules not inconsistent with this Section to implement this system. Provides that beginning January 1, 2024, any person who is not a federally licensed firearm dealer shall, before selling or transferring the firearms, contact the Illinois State Police with the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card number to determine the validity of the transferee's or purchaser's Firearm Owner's Identification Card and initiate and complete an automated search of its criminal history record information files and those of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, and of the files of the Department of Human Services relating to mental health and developmental disabilities to obtain any felony conviction or patient hospitalization information which would disqualify a person from obtaining or require revocation of a currently valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall develop an Internet-based system to conduct this check. Provides that each applicant for the issuance of a Firearm Owner's Identification Card may include a full set of his or her fingerprints in electronic format to the Illinois State Police. Provides that a Firearm Owner's Identification Card of a licensee under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act shall not expire during the term of the licensee's concealed carry license. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall deny an application or shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under the Act if the Illinois State Police finds that the applicant or person to whom such card was issued is or was at the time of issuance subject to a civil no contact order or a stalking no contact order. Provides that if a person who possesses a combined Firearm Owner's Identification Card and a concealed carry license becomes subject to suspension or revocation under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, but is otherwise eligible for a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card, the Illinois State Police shall ensure the person's Firearm Owner's Identification Card status is not interrupted. Provides for email notifications and text messages from the Illinois State Police upon request of an applicant or Card holder. Creates expanded rulemaking authority for the Illinois State Police concerning the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act and the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Provides that the Illinois State Police shall continuously monitor relevant State and federal databases for firearms prohibitors and correlate those records with concealed carry license holders to ensure compliance with this Act and any other State and federal laws. Defines "firearms prohibitor". Amends the Wildlife Code. Provides in various provisions an exemption to carry a firearm on Department of Natural Resources property in accordance with the Firearm Concealed Carry Act. Makes conforming changes in various other Acts. Certain provisions take effect January 1, 2024.

Last Action: Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0237

Last Action Date: August 2, 2021

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Virginia HB2081

Title: Polling places; prohibited activities, unlawful possession of a firearm, penalty.

Description: Polling places; prohibited activities; unlawful possession of a firearm; penalty. Prohibits any person from knowingly possessing a firearm within 40 feet of any building, or part thereof, used as a polling place, including one hour before and one hour after its use as a polling place, except for (i) a qualified law-enforcement officer or retired law-enforcement officer, (ii) any person occupying his own private property that falls within 40 feet of the polling place, or (iii) a licensed armed security officer whose employment or performance of his duties occurs within 40 feet of the polling place. The bill further provides that no person shall knowingly possess a firearm within 40 feet of a meeting place for the local electoral board while the electoral board meets to ascertain the results of an election or any place used as the setting for a recount. A violation of the provisions of the bill is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

Last Action: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)

Last Action Date: February 5, 2021

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