HB 2517

House Bill (HB) 2517: firearms; state preemption; penalties

Sponsor: Representative Smith

Overview: HB 2517 establishes penalties for political subdivisions that violate the state preemption on firearms.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League opposes the measure as it has excessive penalties for an alleged problem and it assumes cities and towns are acting unlawfully.

Summary: HB 2517 states that political subdivisions can be enjoined from carrying out rules, taxes, actions or ordinances that violate the state preemption on firearms. It also allows for civil penalties and possible court action towards the responsible party who knowingly or willfully passes such a regulation.

Updates

02/13/14: The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill by a vote of 5-3. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

03/12/14: HB 2517 passed House Committee of the Whole and passed House Third Read on a vote of 34 ayes and 22 nays. The bill now proceeds to the Senate.

03/18/14: HB 2517 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 5-3 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

04/15/14: HB 2517 passed out of Senate Committee of the Whole. 

04/16/14: HB 2517 passed out of Senate Third Read on a vote of 17 ayes and 12 nays. The bill now proceeds to the Governor.