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Gun 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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Arkansas HB1320

Title: To Make Technical Corrections To Title 5 Of The Arkansas Code Concerning Criminal Offenses And The Criminal Law.

Description: To Make Technical Corrections To Title 5 Of The Arkansas Code Concerning Criminal Offenses And The Criminal Law.

Last Action: Notification that HB1320 is now Act 333

Last Action Date: March 2, 2017

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Nebraska LB133

Title: Change and eliminate provisions regarding cities of the second class and villages

Description: Change and eliminate provisions regarding cities of the second class and villages

Last Action: Presented to Governor on March 23, 2017

Last Action Date: March 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Utah HB0252

Title: Disposal of Firearms

Description: Disposal of Firearms

Last Action: House/ to Governor in Executive Branch - Governor

Last Action Date: March 17, 2017

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Utah HB0248

Title: Domestic Violence Related Amendments

Description: Domestic Violence Related Amendments

Last Action: House/ to Governor in Executive Branch - Governor

Last Action Date: March 17, 2017

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Utah SB0245

Title: Second Amendment Special License Plates

Description: Second Amendment Special License Plates

Last Action: Senate/ to Governor in Executive Branch - Governor

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Utah HJR011

Title: Joint Resolution Calling for Reform of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Description: Joint Resolution Calling for Reform of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Last Action: House/ to Lieutenant Governor in Lieutenant Governor's office for filing

Last Action Date: March 15, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Virginia SB1315

Title: Foster care; possession of firearm.

Description: Foster care; possession of firearm. Requires that possession of any firearms or other weapons in a foster home comply with federal and state laws and that the individual providing foster care services store all firearms, other weapons, and ammunition in a locked closet or cabinet unless they are being lawfully carried on the individual's person. The bill requires that the key or combination to the locked closet or cabinet be maintained out of the reach of all children in the home.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1362

Title: Concealed weapons; nonduty status active military personnel may carry.

Description: Carrying concealed weapons; exemption for nonduty status military personnel. Provides that a member of the Virginia National Guard, Armed Forces of the United States, or Armed Forces Reserves of the United States in a nonduty status may carry a concealed weapon wherever such member may travel in the Commonwealth, provided that such member is carrying his valid military identification card.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Virginia SB865

Title: Furnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption.

Description: Furnishing certain weapons to minor; exemption. Exempts the transfer of a dirk, switchblade knife, or bowie knife between family members or for the purpose of engaging in a sporting event or activity from the current prohibition against selling, bartering, giving, or furnishing such weapons to a minor.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

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Virginia SB1008

Title: Barrier crimes; clarifies individual crimes, criminal history records checks.

Description: Criminal history records checks; barrier crimes. Clarifies the individual crimes that constitute a barrier for (i) individuals seeking employment at nursing homes, home care organizations, hospices, state facilities, and private providers licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, community services boards, behavioral health authorities, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, children's welfare agencies, family day homes approved by family day systems, and children's residential facilities; (ii) applicants for licensure, registration, or approval as assisted living facilities, child welfare agencies, or family day homes approved by family day systems; (iii) individuals with whom a local board of social services or child-placing agency is considering placing a child on an emergency, temporary, or permanent basis; (iv) foster and adoptive homes seeking approval from child-placing agencies; and (v) providers of adult services and adult foster care seeking approval by the Department of Social Services. The bill also adds certain offenses to the list of barrier crimes.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1023

Title: Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information.

Description: Concealed handgun permits; sharing of information. Prohibits sharing of information regarding Virginia concealed handgun permits in the Virginia Criminal Information Network with law enforcement in states that do not recognize a Virginia concealed handgun permit as valid in the state. The bill requires the Department of State Police to maintain and publish online a list of states that recognize a Virginia concealed handgun permit as valid in the state. The bill does not create a private cause of action.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia HB1852

Title: Concealed handguns; protective orders.

Description: Carrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued. The bill provides that if the person issued the protective order applies for a concealed handgun permit during such 45-day period, such person will be authorized to carry a concealed handgun for an additional 45 days and be given a copy of the certified application, which shall serve as a de facto concealed handgun permit. The bill requires such person to have the order or certified application and photo identification on his person when carrying a concealed handgun and to display them upon demand by a law-enforcement officer; failure to do so is punishable by a $25 civil penalty. This bill is identical to SB 1299.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

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Virginia SB904

Title: VWC; permits commissioners and deputy commissioners to carry a concealed weapon.

Description: Carrying weapon into courthouse; Workers' Compensation commissioner or deputy commissioner exempt. Provides an exception from the prohibition against carrying a weapon into courthouses in the Commonwealth for a commissioner or deputy commissioner of the Workers' Compensation Commission while in the conduct of official duties.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

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Virginia SB1347

Title: Switchblade knife; person may carry concealed, exception.

Description: Carrying a switchblade knife; exception. Authorizes any person to carry a switchblade knife concealed when such knife is carried for the purpose of engaging in a lawful profession or lawful recreational activity the performance of which is aided by the use of a switchblade knife. The bill removes switchblade knives from the list of weapons the selling, bartering, giving, or furnishing of which is a Class 4 misdemeanor. This bill is identical to HB 1432.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia HB1853

Title: Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course.

Description: Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. Creates the Virginia Firearms Safety and Training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Victims Fund. The bill provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may distribute funds from the Fund to reimburse an entity that offers a firearms safety or training course or class approved by the Department free of charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, or family abuse. The Department would not be permitted to issue reimbursements in excess of the amount available in the Fund. The bill also requires that, upon the issuance of a protective order, the petitioner for the order be provided with a list of such approved courses or classes. This bill is identical to SB 1300.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: March 13, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1300

Title: Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course.

Description: Victims of domestic violence, etc.; firearms safety or training course. Creates the Virginia Firearms Safety and Training for Sexual and Domestic Violence Victims Fund. The bill provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services may distribute funds from the Fund to reimburse an entity that offers a firearms safety or training course or class approved by the Department free of charge to victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, or family abuse. The Department would not be permitted to issue reimbursements in excess of the amount available in the Fund. The bill also requires that, upon the issuance of a protective order, the petitioner for the order be provided with a list of such approved courses or classes. This bill is identical to HB 1853.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 23, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1299

Title: Concealed handguns; protective orders.

Description: Carrying concealed handguns; protective orders. Authorizes any person 21 years of age or older who is not prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or transporting a firearm and is protected by an unexpired protective order to carry a concealed handgun for 45 days after the protective order was issued. The bill provides that if the person issued the protective order applies for a concealed handgun permit during such 45-day period, such person will be authorized to carry a concealed handgun for an additional 45 days and be given a copy of the certified application, which shall serve as a de facto concealed handgun permit. The bill requires such person to have the order or certified application and photo identification on his person when carrying a concealed handgun and to display them upon demand by a law-enforcement officer; failure to do so is punishable by a $25 civil penalty. This bill is identical to HB 1852.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

Virginia HB2424

Title: Concealed weapons; carrying of firearms by former attorneys for the Commonwealth, etc.

Description: Carrying concealed weapons; former attorneys for the Commonwealth and assistant attorneys for the Commonwealth. Exempts from the prohibition on carrying a concealed handgun a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth who (i) was not terminated for cause and served at least 10 years prior to his retirement or resignation; (ii) during the most recent 12-month period, has met, at his own expense, the standards for qualification in firearms training for active law-enforcement officers in the Commonwealth; (iii) carries with him written proof of consultation with and favorable review of the need to carry a concealed handgun issued by the attorney for the Commonwealth from whose office he retired or resigned; and (iv) meets the requirements of a "qualified retired law enforcement officer" pursuant to the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (18 U.S.C. ยง 926C). The bill provides that a retired or resigned attorney for the Commonwealth or assistant attorney for the Commonwealth who has received such proof of consultation and favorable review shall have the opportunity to annually participate, at his expense, in the same training and testing to carry firearms as is required of active law-enforcement officers in the Commonwealth.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

Virginia SB1533

Title: Antique firearms; possession by nonviolent felons.

Description: Possession of antique firearms; nonviolent felons. Permits nonviolent felons to possess, transport, and carry muzzle-loading firearms and black powder in a quantity not exceeding five pounds if it is intended to be used solely for sporting, recreational, or cultural purposes in muzzle-loading firearms.

Last Action: Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017

Last Action Date: February 21, 2017

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