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S 2723 - Amends Firearms Identification Card Requirements - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Conditional Veto) (Executive) -

Title: Amends Firearms Identification Card Requirements

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearms Identification Card Requirements

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that amends firearms identification card requirements.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual’s status as a firearm identification card or permit holder to be embedded in the individual’s driver’s license or state identification card (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits a retailer from selling, assigning, or transferring a firearm to an individual who does not present a valid state driver’s license or identification card that is embedded with the individual’s eligibility to purchase or receive a firearm, effective 73 months after the enactment of this bill (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the attorney general to establish a system through which retail firearm dealers can access embedded information in an individual’s form of identification to determine his or her eligibility to purchase a firearm (Sec. 12).
  • Requires a newly issued or renewed firearms purchaser identification card to display the card holder’s photograph (Sec. 8).
  • Requires the chief law enforcement officer or superintendent of a municipality to perform a criminal background check to determine a new applicant’s or renewing individual’s eligibility for a firearm identification card or permit (Sec. 9).
  • Requires an individual applying for a firearms purchaser identification card or permit to complete a 4 hour firearms safety course, or another approved form of training, prior to receiving a card or permit (Sec. 13).
  • Requires the Superintendent of the State Police to develop an electronic reporting program to track online handgun, rifle, and shotgun ammunition sales and transfers (Secs. 15 & 16).
  • Classifies a disorderly person's offense as a fourth degree crime if an individual knows or “reasonably should know” that a minor is likely to gain access to a loaded firearm under their control and does not securely store the firearm, and if both of the following actions occur (Sec. 18):
    • A minor gains access to the firearm; and
    • A minor’s access to the firearm results in bodily injury or death.
  • Requires the sale, assignment, or transfer of a handgun to be conducted through a licensed individual or retail dealer, except in certain cases including, but not limited to, the following cases (Sec. 21):
    • The transaction is between immediate family members;
    • The transaction is between law enforcement officers; or  
    • The transaction is between firearms or ammunition collectors as curios or relics.
  • Requires a licensed individual or retail dealer to complete a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) on an individual acquiring a handgun (Sec. 21).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (43-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Identification Card Requirements

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends firearms identification card requirements.

Highlights:

  • Requires an individual’s status as a firearm identification card or permit holder to be embedded in the individual’s driver’s license or state identification card (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits a retailer from selling, assigning, or transferring a firearm to an individual who does not present a valid state driver’s license or identification card that is embedded with the individual’s eligibility to purchase or receive a firearm, effective 73 months after the enactment of this bill (Sec. 5).
  • Requires the attorney general to establish a system through which retail firearm dealers can access embedded information in an individual’s form of identification to determine his or her eligibility to purchase a firearm (Sec. 12).
  • Requires a newly issued or renewed firearms purchaser identification card to display the card holder’s photograph (Sec. 8).
  • Requires the chief law enforcement officer or superintendent of a municipality to perform a criminal background check to determine a new applicant’s or renewing individual’s eligibility for a firearm identification card or permit (Sec. 9).
  • Requires an individual applying for a firearms purchaser identification card or permit to complete a 4 hour firearms safety course, or another approved form of training, prior to receiving a card or permit (Sec. 13).
  • Requires the Superintendent of the State Police to develop an electronic reporting program to track online handgun, rifle, and shotgun ammunition sales and transfers (Secs. 15 & 16).
  • Classifies a disorderly person's offense as a fourth degree crime if an individual knows or “reasonably should know” that a minor is likely to gain access to a loaded firearm under their control and does not securely store the firearm, and if both of the following actions occur (Sec. 18):
    • A minor gains access to the firearm; and
    • A minor’s access to the firearm results in bodily injury or death.
  • Requires the sale, assignment, or transfer of a handgun to be conducted through a licensed individual or retail dealer, except in certain cases including, but not limited to, the following cases (Sec. 21):
    • The transaction is between immediate family members;
    • The transaction is between law enforcement officers; or  
    • The transaction is between firearms or ammunition collectors as curios or relics.
  • Requires a licensed individual or retail dealer to complete a National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) on an individual acquiring a handgun (Sec. 21).

 

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (23-17) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Firearm Identification Card Requirements

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