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SB 396 - Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity - Key Vote

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Wesley Chesbro voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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NOTE: A MAJORITY OF THE TOTAL MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY IS REQUIRED TO PASS A BILL: 41 MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND 21 MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.

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Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (House) (35-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits large-capacity ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, effective July 1, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the manufacture, import, sale, or transferring any large-capacity magazine as well as the possession of any large-capacity magazine regardless of the date the magazine was acquired (Sec. 3.5).
  • Defines “large-capacity magazine” as any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, excluding a tubular magazine in a lever-action firearm (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that individuals involved in manufacturing, importing, owning, selling or purchasing any large-capacity magazine will assess a maximum penalty of 1 year in prison (Sec. 3.5).
  • Establishes a penalty of either an infraction with a maximum penalty of $100 or a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of $100, 1 year in prison, or both for the possession of any large-capacity magazine (Sec. 3.5).
  • Requires any individual who, prior to July 1, 2014, legally possesses a large-capacity magazine to dispose of the magazine through any of the following measures (Sec. 3.5):
    • By removal of the magazine from the state;
    • By selling the magazine to a licensed firearm dealer prior to July 1, 2014;
    • By destroying of the magazine; or
    • By surrendering of the magazine to a law enforcement agency for destruction.
  • Exempts certain entities from the provisions of this bill including, but not limited to the following (Secs. 4, 6 & 7):
    • A federal, state county or city law enforcement agency;
    • An armored vehicle business; or
    • A special weapons permit holder.
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NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

NOTE: A MAJORITY OF THE TOTAL MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY IS REQUIRED TO PASS A BILL: 41 MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND 21 MEMBERS OF THE SENATE.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-14) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Limits Firearm Magazine Capacity

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