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SB 229 - Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws - Key Vote

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David Long voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (75-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends firearm buy-back program laws.

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Project Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of SB 229. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (38-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that amends firearm buy-back program laws.

Highlights:

Project Vote Smart staff and volunteers have provided this synopsis based on an initial review of the text and voting record of SB 229. We will continue to analyze the contents of this bill and will have more information available as soon as possible.

For further status information, call the Voter's Research Hotline at 1-888-VOTE-SMART (1-888-868-3762).

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (74-24) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends firearm buy-back program laws.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the destruction of firearms obtained from a “firearm buyback program” unless the serial number of the firearm has been altered or destroyed, or the firearm is unsafe to operate (Secs. 1 & 2).  
  • Prohibits a law enforcement agency from conducting a “firearm buyback program” (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “firearm buyback program” as a program used to purchase firearms from an individual, and does not include the purchase of firearms from a licensed firearms dealer or a program to purchase firearms for law enforcement purposes (Sec. 2). 
  • Authorizes law enforcement agencies to sell a firearm seized from a criminal that has been damaged and deemed unsafe to operate to a licensed firearms dealer for salvage or repair (Sec. 1). 
  • Requires the money obtained from sales of the firearm be deposited into the law enforcement agency’s training fund for the purchase or maintenance of firearms, ammunition, vests, and any other law enforcement equipment (Sec. 1).  
  • Authorizes an individual who had his or her firearms seized by the court to request an auction of the firearm and have the proceeds returned to the individual, with up to 8 percent of the sale price dictated to the law enforcement agency (Sec. 4). 
  • Requires any county, municipality or township that possesses a firearm from a buyback program to transfer the firearm to the county’s, municipality’s or township’s law enforcement agency (Sec. 2). 
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends Firearm Buy-Back Program Laws

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