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Bill Detail: HB20-1355

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Title Secure Storage Of Firearms
Status House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (06/03/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
C. Hansen (D)
House Committee State, Veterans, and Military Affairs
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 03/06/2020
Description

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 firearms 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 safe firearms
storage, and the disposition of those charges.
The bill requires the department of public health and environment
to develop and implement a firearms storage education campaign to
educate the public about the safe storage of firearms and state
requirements related to firearms safety and storage. The bill creates the
firearms safe storage education campaign fund (fund) in the state
treasury. A voluntary contribution designation line for the fund will
appear on the state individual income tax return form (form) for the 5
income tax years following the year that the executive director of the
department of revenue certifies to the revisor of statutes that there is a
space available on the form and the fund is next in the queue.

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