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HB 709: Domestic Violence

GENERAL BILL by Eskamani ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Diamond ; Goff-Marcil ; Tant

Domestic Violence; Revises prohibition on sale or transfer of firearms to persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses; prohibits persons convicted of misdemeanor offense of domestic violence from possessing firearm or ammunition; requires persons convicted of misdemeanor offenses of domestic violence to surrender all firearms & ammunition; provides requirements for law enforcement officers carrying out court order & taking possession of firearms & ammunition; requires all law enforcement agencies to develop policies & procedures; authorizes defendant to elect to transfer all firearms & ammunitions that he or she owns to another person.

Effective Date: 10/1/2021
Last Action: 3/2/2021 House - 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/3/2021 House • Filed
2/18/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
• Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
• Referred to Judiciary Committee
• Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
3/2/2021 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)