Firearms; reporting when lost or stolen. (SB119)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reporting lost or stolen firearms; civil penalty. 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 civil penalty of $50 for a first offense and 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 the 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 »


Bill Has Failed


12/15/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102665D
12/15/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB119)
01/15/2018Committee substitute printed to LIS only 18105224D-S1
01/15/2018Incorporates SB288 (McClellan)
01/15/2018Incorporates SB433 (Wexton)
01/15/2018Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB43.