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Sub SB 938 - Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms

Signed by Governor Jodi Rell
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (94-56) - (Key vote)

Title: Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires gun owners to report the loss or theft of their firearms more expediently and under threat of legal consequences, and creates the crime of firearm trafficking.

Highlights:
-Requires a gun owner to report the theft or loss of any firearm to the police within 72 hours of the time the owner “discovered or should have discovered” that the firearm was missing (Sec. 1). -Exempts antique firearms from this provision (Sec. 1). -Makes failure to report the theft or loss of a firearm within the prescribed time period an infraction for the first offense, punishable by a maximum fine of ninety dollars. Makes repeated violations class D felonies if accidental and class C felonies if intentional (Sec. 1). -Provides that any person who knowingly transfers five or less firearms to a person who is not legally permitted to own them is guilty of firearms trafficking as a class C felony, and that any person who knowingly transfers more than five firearms to a person who is not legally permitted to own them is guilty of firearms trafficking as a class B felony (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires gun owners to report the loss or theft of their firearms more expediently and under threat of legal consequences, and creates the crime of firearm trafficking.

Highlights:
-Requires a gun owner to report the theft or loss of any firearm to the police within 72 hours of the time the owner “discovered or should have discovered” that the firearm was missing (Sec. 1). -Exempts antique firearms from this provision (Sec. 1). -Makes failure to report the theft or loss of a firearm within the prescribed time period an infraction for the first offense, punishable by a maximum fine of ninety dollars. Makes repeated violations class D felonies if accidental and class C felonies if intentional (Sec. 1). -Provides that any person who knowingly transfers five or less firearms to a person who is not legally permitted to own them is guilty of firearms trafficking as a class C felony, and that any person who knowingly transfers more than five firearms to a person who is not legally permitted to own them is guilty of firearms trafficking as a class B felony (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms

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