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Bills Passed/Adopted in the 2011-2012 Session

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Senate

Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
SR 1 Urges others to increase public awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire and creates a study committee to look into ways to adopt stronger laws against celebratory gunfire. Yes Resolution Passed
SB 350 Provides for returning stolen firearms to rightful owners and auctioning off those which cannot be returned instead of destroying them. Yes Passed Senate
Passed House
Governor Signed
Already in Effect
SB 432 Knife preemption. Yes Passed Senate
Passed House
Governor Signed
Already in Effect

 

House of Representatives

Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
HR 341 Urges others to increase public awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire and creates a study committee to look into ways to adopt stronger laws against celebratory gunfire. Yes Resolution Passed

 

Dead Bills of the 2011-2012 Session

Senate

Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
SB 26 Removes power to ban or restrict firearms during a state of emergency. Yes Dead
SB 94 Changes the definition of "long gun" by removing the length restriction (still has to have a stock, and does not include sawn-off rifles or sawn-off shotguns). Clarifies the minimum bullet size of long guns and handguns.
House completely rewrote the bill and changed it to be the "Runaway Youth Safety Act" and no longer has anything to do with firearms or weapons.
Yes
Neutral
Bill's purpose changed, no longer tracked
SB 98 Removes a few places that are currently off limits to license holders, such as places of worship, bars, and allows local governments to decide if their own government buildings are off-limits.

House rewrote this bill to allow carry in government buildings (except courthouses). The new substitute also has weapon preemption, eliminates fingerprinting on renewal, directs probate courts to sign up for GAPS fingerprinting, and directs local governments to sell firearms (taken from defendants but only when the proper owner cannot be found) to federally licensed firearms dealers, importers, and manufacturers.

Yes Dead
SB 102 Clarifies a few definitions, removes places of worship as off-limits, clarifies that airports are not off-limits, makes reciprocal licenses the same as resident license, removes fingerprinting from renewals, some knives are expressly preempted from local ordinances. Still has a few problems, such as exempting any elected official from following the carry laws. Yes Dead
SB 301 Allow silencers while hunting Neutral Dead
SB 493 Allows those that are 18 to 20 years old to obtain a license to carry provided they have taken approved training which includes live fire military training. Yes Dead
To see a Senator's Gun Bill vote record and grade, visit the Senate Report Card.

 

House of Representatives

Bill Number Description Pro-gun bill? Status
HB 5 Repeals all laws from 16-11-100 through 16-11-173. Removes all carry laws from the books, including the carry license and preemption law. Without state preemption, locals can ban firearms. No license also means no reciprocity. Once again would be a felony to walk past a bus stop while carrying. No Dead
HB 6 Removes Governor's power during a declared emergency to limit or suspend the sale, transport, or dispensing of firearms. Yes Dead
HB 54 Removes "Places of worship" from the list of unauthorized locations for weapons carry Yes Dead
HB 55 Removes public and private colleges, vocational schools and other institutes of postsecondary education from the school zone law Yes Dead
HB 286 Requires that anyone born after July 1, 1991 must complete a training class on the features of a handgun and a brief explanation of loading, firing, and unloading of the weapon (live fire is not required). No Dead
HB 679 Allows those who are not prohibited from possessing a firearm to carry a firearm without a license. Yes Dead
HB 735 Requires that everyone applying for a license after July 1, 2012 must complete a training class on the features of a handgun and a brief explanation of loading, firing, and unloading of the weapon (live fire is not required). No Dead
HB 981 Combines multiple other bills into one large omnibus bill. Eliminates multiple places off-limits, Katrina law, gun confiscation law, knife preemption, and more. Yes Dead
To see a Representative's Gun Bill vote record and grade, visit the House Report Card.

 

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