Referred to Committee
May 9, 2013
May 7, 2013(Key vote)
Title: Prohibits State Funds from Being Used for the Enforcement of Federal Firearm Regulations
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the enforcement of federal firearm regulations.
Prohibits any employee of the state from assisting or cooperating in the enforcement of federal regulations related to a firearm, firearm accessory, or firearm ammunition that does not exist in state law, except for contractual agreements that pertain to border security (Sec. 1).
Defines “firearm accessory” as an item that is used in conjunction with a firearm, including a detachable firearm magazine (Sec. 1).
Prohibits a political subdivision of the state from receiving state grant funding if the subdivision adopts a policy that requires federal enforcement of firearm regulations (Sec. 1).
Authorizes a citizen to file a complaint with the state attorney general if he or she alleges that a political subdivision has adopted a policy that requires the enforcement of a federal firearm regulation (Sec. 1).
Authorizes the state attorney general to file a petition for a writ of mandamus or apply for other appropriate equitable relief for the purpose of requiring the political subdivision to stop enforcing federal gun regulations that do not exist under state law (Sec. 1).
Rep. Charles Anderson voted “Yea” after roll call.
Rep. Greg Bonnen voted “Yea” after roll call.
Rep. Nicole Collier voted “Nay” after roll call.
Rep. Abel Herrero voted “Nay” after roll call.
Rep. Eddie Lucio III is not on our vote breakdown because his vote did not accurately reflect his intentions; he initially voted “Nay” but changed his vote to “Yea” after roll call.
Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer voted “Nay” after roll call.
Rep. Poncho Nevarez voted “Nay” after roll call.
Rep. Justin Rodriguez voted “Nay” after roll call.