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H 589 - Federal Arms Regulation Exemption - Key Vote

Idaho Key Votes

Pete Nielsen, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Pete Nielsen, Sr. made in this general time period.




Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Federal Arms Regulation Exemption

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (-) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (52-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Federal Arms Regulation Exemption

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

Vote to pass a bill that exempts firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition manufactured in Idaho from federal laws and regulations beginning October 1, 2010.

-Specifies that the exemption applies to firearms, firearm accessories, and ammunition manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported from another state (Sec. 3). -Specifies that basic materials, such as unmachined steel and unshaped wood, are not firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition, and are not subject to federal laws and regulations (Sec. 3). -Specifies that the exemption does not apply to the following (Sec. 3):
    -Firearms that cannot be carried and used by only 1 individual; -Firearms with a bore diameter that is larger than 1.5 inches and uses smokeless powder, not black powder, as a propellant; -Firearms that discharge more than one projectile at a time, other than a shotgun; and -Ammunition that explodes using chemical energy after the projectile leaves the firearm.
-Requires firearms manufactured and sold in Utah to have the words "Made in Idaho" stamped on a central metallic part of the firearm (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Federal Arms Regulation Exemption

Committee Sponsors


  • Richard J. 'Dick' Harwood (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Monty J. Pearce (ID - R) (Out Of Office)


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