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HB 45 - Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition - Key Vote

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Kathleen Passidomo voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Kathleen Passidomo made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that decriminalizes accidental brandishing of a firearm, and prohibits counties from enforcing stronger gun regulations than the state.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the right of counties to set ordinance waiting periods between the purchase and delivery of a handgun (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a penalty of $5,000 for "any person, county, agency, municipality, district, or other entity" knowingly enacting legislation in violation of this act (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies the right to sue for any entity adversely affected by a violation of this act for the following (Sec. 1):
    • Reasonable attorney fees and costs, including a contingency multiplier;
    • Up to $100,000 in actual damages.
  • Exempts firearms businesses, law enforcement officials, and wildlife commissions regarding hunting regulations (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that this act shall take effect October 1, 2011 (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (85-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that decriminalizes accidental brandishing of a firearm, and prohibits counties from enforcing stronger gun regulations than the state.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the right of counties to set ordinance waiting periods between the purchase and delivery of a handgun (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a penalty of $5,000 for "any person, county, agency, municipality, district, or other entity" knowingly enacting legislation in violation of this act (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies the right to sue for any entity adversely affected by a violation of this act for the following (Sec. 1):
    • Reasonable attorney fees and costs, including a contingency multiplier; and
    • Up to $100,000 in actual damages.
  • Exempts firearms businesses, law enforcement officials, and wildlife commissions regarding hunting regulations (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that this act shall take effect October 1, 2011 (Sec. 2).

 

Rep. Hazelle Rogers voted "Nay" after the roll call.

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition

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