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Bill Detail: HB21-1106

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Title Safe Storage Of Firearms
Status Governor Signed (04/19/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 02/16/2021
Summary

The bill requires that firearms be responsibly and securely stored
when they are not in use to prevent access by unsupervised juveniles and
other unauthorized users. The bill creates the offense of unlawful storage
of a firearm if a person stores a firearm in a manner that the person
knows, or should know:
  • That a juvenile can gain access to the firearm without the

permission of the juvenile's parent or guardian; or
  • A resident of the premises is ineligible to possess a firearm
under state or federal law.
Unlawful storage of a firearm is a class 2 misdemeanor.
The bill requires licensed gun dealers to provide with each firearm,
at the time of a firearm sale or transfer, a locking device capable of
securing the firearm. Transferring a firearm without a locking device is
an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a maximum $500 fine.
The bill requires the state court administrator to annually report to
the general assembly about the number of charges related to unsafe
firearms storage and the disposition of those charges.
The bill requires the office of suicide prevention within the
department of public health and environment (department) to include on
its website, and in materials provided to firearms-related businesses and
health care providers, information about the offense of unlawful storage
of a firearm, penalties for providing a handgun to a juvenile or allowing
a juvenile to possess a firearm, and the requirement that gun dealers
provide a locking device with each firearm transferred. Subject to
available money, the department is required to develop and implement a
firearms safe storage education campaign to educate the public about the
safe storage of firearms and state requirements related to firearms safety
and storage.

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