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SB 197 - Prohibits a Domestic Violence Offender from Owning a Firearm - Key Vote

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Linda Newell voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits a Domestic Violence Offender from Owning a Firearm

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (20-15) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (36-28) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (20-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits a Domestic Violence Offender from Owning a Firearm

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an individual who is subject to a domestic violence protective order or is convicted of domestic violence from possessing a firearm, effective immediately.

Highlights:
  • Requires an individual to relinquish any firearm or ammunition in the individual’s immediate possession or control if the individual meets either of the following conditions (Secs. 3 & 4):
    • The individual is subject to a mandatory protection order that prohibits harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or the partner’s child; or
    • The individual has been convicted of domestic violence.
  • Prohibits an individual who is subject to a protection order or is convicted of domestic violence from purchasing a firearm or ammunition (Secs. 3 & 4).
  • Requires an individual who is subject to a protection order to relinquish any firearm or ammunition in his or her possession by doing any of the following (Secs. 3 & 4):
    • Sell or transfer the firearm or ammunition to a federally licensed firearm dealer;
    • Arrange for the storage of the firearm or ammunition by a law enforcement agency; or
    • Sell or transfer the firearm or ammunition to an individual approved through the National Criminal Background Check System.
  • Requires an individual subject to a protection order to relinquish the firearm or ammunition within 24 hours of being served with the protection order (Secs. 3, 4 & 7).
  • Extends by no more than 72 hours the time an individual has to relinquish a firearm or ammunition if the individual demonstrates an inability to comply within 24 hours (Secs. 3, 4 & 7).
  • Requires an individual who is unable to comply with the provisions of this bill because the individual is incarcerated or held in the custody of a law enforcement agency to relinquish firearms and ammunition within 24 hours of release from custody (Secs. 3 & 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits a Domestic Violence Offender from Owning a Firearm

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