Law-enforcement agencies; acquisition and use of military property. (HB813)

Introduced By

Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Acquisition and use of military property by law-enforcement agencies. Repeals the provisions prohibiting a state or local law-enforcement agency from acquiring or purchasing (i) weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles; (ii) aircraft that are configured for combat or are combat-coded and have no established commercial flight application; (iii) grenades or similar explosives or grenade launchers from a surplus program operated by the federal government; (iv) armored multi-wheeled vehicles that are mine-resistant, ambush-protected, and configured for combat from a surplus program operated by the federal government; (v) bayonets; (vi) firearms of .50 caliber or higher; (vii) ammunition of .50 caliber or higher; or (viii) weaponized tracked armored vehicles. The bill removes the prohibition on the use of kinetic impact munitions except in situations where their use is necessary to protect a law-enforcement officer or another person from bodily injury. The bill also removes the requirement that the Department of Criminal Justice Services establish training standards for law-enforcement on the use of kinetic impact munitions and tear gas. Read the Bill »


01/12/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Public Safety Committee


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101153D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety

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