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Legislature in recess

The state legislature has gone into recess and is not scheduled to return until next January, although special sessions are always a possibility.

Here’s a breakdown of the gun bills which passed this session and will go to the Governor.

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Legislative update

This is the last week the state legislature has sessions scheduled and bills are moving:

  • A-2882/S-6649, Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home, passed the legislature.
  • A-7717B, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders, has been Reported. Companion S-8589A on 3rd Reading.
  • A-8333A/S-7802A, Requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns, have been Reported.
  • A-10356, Directs that statewide resources and information relating to child access prevention and firearm violence prevention and information on county and local specific laws and regulations related to child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms shall be provided to individuals at the time of issuance of a firearm license; directs the commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services to conduct a a public awareness campaign on the safe storage of firearms and child access prevention, has been Reported.  Companion S-9760 introduced to Codes.
  • S-7365B, Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of pistol converters, has been amended on 3rd Reading. Out of sync companion A-10053.

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Monday’s Newsbits

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Legislative update

A-10356A, Relates to the safe storage of firearms and child access prevention, has been amended in Codes. Companion S-9760 introduced to Codes today.

S-138A, Relates to certifying instructors in small arms practice; provides that after December 31, 2026 individuals certified as an instructor in small arms practice shall seek recertification subject to the standards and curriculum promulgated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services, passed the Senate. Companion A-6663A has been Reported.

S-6649, Requires firearms dealers to post and provide written warnings to purchasers of dangers posed by access to weapons in the home, passed the Senate. Companion A-2882 on 3rd Reading since January.

S-7802 Requires the to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns, has been amended in Finance. Companion A-8333A has been Reported.

S-8589A, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders, has been amended on 3rd Reading. Companion A-7717B has been Reported.

Legislative update and agenda for week of May 27

A-7717B, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders, has been amended in Codes. Out of sync companion S-8589.

Assembly Codes agenda for Tuesday May 28:

  • A-6663A, Relates to certifying instructors in small arms practice; provides that after December 31, 2026 individuals certified as an instructor in small arms practice shall seek recertification subject to the standards and curriculum promulgated by the Division of Criminal Justice Services. Companion S-138A.
  • A-7717B, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
  • A-10356, Directs that statewide resources and information relating to child access prevention and firearm violence prevention and information on county and local specific laws and regulations related to child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms shall be provided to individuals at the time of issuance of a firearm license; directs the commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services to conduct a a public awareness campaign on the safe storage of firearms and child access prevention. No companion.

Francesco’s Law

I don’t like bills named after people. They generally play upon some tragedy in order to pass some overbroad power-grab by the state with little thought or debate.

Here’s another one just introduced, “Francesco’s Law” A-10451, Allows for penalties associated with the failure to safely store rifles, shotguns and firearms in the presence of a minor resulting in injury. Penality is a felony.

Everytown lobbying report

Here is the list of bills which Everytown’s Albany lobbyists advocated for so far this session:

  • A-565A/S-2086A, Relates to establishing a voluntary waiver of the right to purchase firearms, rifles or shotguns.
  • A-5873/S-3340, Relates to the reporting of Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
  • A-5996, Relates to amending the constitution to prohibit an immediate vote to be called on budget bills. Companion S-4285.
  • A-6665A/S-6537A, Relates to the frequency and implementation of lock-down drills in schools.
  • A-7489A/S-7364A, Relates to the regulation of three-dimensional printed firearms.
  • A-7517A/S-6980A, Requires the dissemination of materials regarding child access prevention and the safe storage of firearms.
  • A-7555A/S-7392A, Relates to the dangers to safety and health and the creation of a public nuisance caused by the sale, manufacturing, distribution, importing, and marketing of firearms.
  • A-7717A/S-8589, Relates to who can be a petitioner for an Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
  • A-8333A/S-7802, Requires the Division of Criminal Justice Services to certify the technological viability of personalized handguns and to establish requirements related to the sale of personalized handguns.
  • A-9862A/S-8479A, Requires payment card networks to use certain merchant category-codes for firearm and ammunition dealers.
  • S-4598C, Provides funding for school anti-violence education programs through the omnibus school violence prevention grant program. No companion.
  • S-4818, Establishes a 10 day waiting period for the purchase of any firearm. Companion A-5696.
  • S-7365A, Requires reasonable controls and procedures to be taken with respect to the sale, manufacturing, importing and marketing of pistol converters. Companion A-10053.

Not all these bills are in sync with their companions.