2014 Regular Session
To: Judiciary B
By: Representatives Moore, Alday, Arnold, Boyd, Byrd, Carpenter, Denny, Guice, Ladner, Monsour, Morgan, Rushing, Staples, Turner
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 45-9-51, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROHIBIT PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES FROM RESTRICTING TENANTS FROM LAWFULLY POSSESSING FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 45-9-51, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
45-9-51. (1) Subject to the provisions of Section 45-9-53, no county or municipality may adopt any ordinance that restricts or requires the possession, transportation, sale, transfer or ownership of firearms or ammunition or their components.
(2 No public housing authority operating in this state may adopt any rule or regulation restricting a lessee or tenant of a dwelling owned and operated by such public housing authority from lawfully possessing firearms or ammunition or their components within individual dwelling units or the transportation of such firearms or ammunition or their components to and from such dwelling.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2014.