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HB 121 - Authorizes Individuals to Voluntarily Commit Guns to Law Enforcement Agencies - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Individuals to Voluntarily Commit Guns to Law Enforcement Agencies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes individuals to voluntarily leave firearms with a law enforcement agency for 60 days.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a firearm owner to voluntarily leave a firearm with a law enforcement agency for 60 days if the firearm owner believes another individual within their residence is a threat to him or herself or to any other person (Sec. 3). 
  • Requires the law enforcement agency that receives a firearm voluntarily from the firearm owner to (Sec. 3): 
    • Hold the firearm in safe custody for 60 days, or sooner if the owner asks for the return of the firearm;
    • Hold the firearm for an additional 60 days at the owner’s request or if the firearm is not claimed within the initial 60 days; and
    • Dispose of any record detailing the voluntary commitment of the firearm within 5 days of the return of the firearm.
  • Requires the law enforcement agency that receives an illegal firearm to notify the owner that the firearm is illegal, and to confiscate and dispose of the illegal firearm (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Individuals to Voluntarily Commit Guns to Law Enforcement Agencies

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