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A 3659 - Amends State Firearm Regulations - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Amends State Firearm Regulations

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (41-33) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (23-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends State Firearm Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends state firearm regulations to redefine "destructive devices", effective immediately.
Vote to pass a bill that amends state firearm regulations and the definition of "destructive devices".

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (46-29) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends State Firearm Regulations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends state firearm regulations to redefine "destructive devices", effective immediately.
Vote to pass a bill that amends state firearm regulations and the definition of "destructive devices".

Highlights:
  • Amends the definition of “destructive devices” to include a firearm capable of firing a center-fire cartridge of a caliber  of 50 or greater, except for shotguns “generally recognized as suitable for sporting purposes” (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a buyback program for prohibited firearms to be funded by the Attorney General (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual from being convicted of a violation of the provisions of this bill prior to the establishment of the buyback program or for any action associated with the participation in the buyback program (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that this provision does not grant immunity from prosecution for any other crime or offense (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes an individual to maintain possession of a firearm prohibited through the provisions of this bill for 1 year after the effective date of this bill and requires the owner of the prohibited firearm to perform 1 of the following actions (Sec. 3):
    • Transfer the prohibited firearm to an individual or firm lawfully entitled to own or possess such firearm;
    • Render the prohibited firearm inoperable; or
    • Voluntarily surrender the prohibited firearm through participation in the buyback program.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends State Firearm Regulations

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