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A 3797 - Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported - Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (34-1) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (69-7) -
Legislation - Vetoed (Conditional Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (51-27) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that requires law enforcement officers to collect and report information about certain firearms.

Highlights:
  • Requires a law enforcement officer who seizes or recovers a firearm to enter the information about the firearm into the New Jersey Trace System and other state and federal database systems within 24 hours in the following situations, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):
    • When the firearm was unlawfully possessed or used;
    • When the firearm was at a crime scene; or
    • When the firearm was abandoned or discarded.
  • Requires the superintendent of the state police to make available to the public quarterly reports summarizing the firearms trace data received from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 3):
    • The state of origin, manufacturer, make, and model of the recovered firearm;
    • The identity and city location of the firearm’s source vendor;
    • The crime which was committed with the recovered firearm; and
    • Any other information that the Superintendent deems appropriate.
  • Specifies that this act will be effective the first day of the fourth month following enactment of the bill (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (25-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires law enforcement officers to collect and report information about certain firearms.

Highlights:
  • Requires a law enforcement officer who seizes or recovers a firearm to enter the information about the firearm into the New Jersey Trace System and other state and federal database systems within 24 hours in the following situations, including, but not limited to (Sec. 3):
    • When the firearm was unlawfully possessed or used;
    • When the firearm was at a crime scene; or
    • When the firearm was abandoned or discarded.
  • Requires the superintendent of the state police to make available to the public quarterly reports summarizing the firearms trace data received from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 3):
    • The state of origin, manufacturer, make, and model of the recovered firearm;
    • The identity and city location of the firearm’s source vendor;
    • The crime which was committed with the recovered firearm; and
    • Any other information that the Superintendent deems appropriate.
  • Specifies that this act will be effective the first day of the fourth month following enactment of the bill (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-25) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Certain Firearm Information to be Collected and Reported

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