Firearms; person to report loss or theft within 24 hours. (SB809)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Reporting lost or stolen firearms. Requires a person who lawfully possesses a firearm to report the loss or theft of the firearm to any local law-enforcement agency or the Department of State Police within 24 hours after such person discovers the loss or theft or is informed by a person with personal knowledge of the loss or theft. The bill requires the relevant law-enforcement agency to enter the report information into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). A violation is punishable by a $50 civil penalty for a first offense and a civil penalty of not less than $100 or more than $250 for any subsequent offense. The bill provides that a person who, in good faith, reports the loss or theft is immune from criminal or civil liability for acts or omissions that result from such loss or theft; the immunity does not apply to a person who knowingly gives a false report. The bill does not apply to the loss or theft of an antique firearm. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
10/31/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100905D
10/31/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB809)
01/18/2017Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1185.