Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 992
       By Senator Stewart
       13-00362-19                                            2019992__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to bump-fire stocks; amending s.
    3         790.222, F.S.; delaying a prohibition of certain
    4         actions related to bump-fire stocks until a specified
    5         date; requiring a person in possession of a bump-fire
    6         stock to relinquish it to a law enforcement agency or
    7         the Department of Law Enforcement or to destroy or
    8         render the device permanently inoperable before the
    9         prohibition takes effect; requiring the law
   10         enforcement agency or the department to destroy any
   11         relinquished or acquired bump-fire stocks within a
   12         reasonable timeframe; requiring the department to
   13         develop and oversee the process for receiving the
   14         relinquished bump-fire stocks; requiring the
   15         department to advertise and promote the collection
   16         period throughout the state; providing for the future
   17         repeal of certain provisions; providing an effective
   18         date.
   20  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   22         Section 1. Section 790.222, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   23  read:
   24         790.222 Bump-fire stocks prohibited.—
   25         (1) On or after January 1, 2020, a person may not import
   26  into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale,
   27  offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a bump-fire
   28  stock. A person who violates this section commits a felony of
   29  the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
   30  775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, the term “bump
   31  fire stock” means a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a
   32  device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimic
   33  automatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of
   34  fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such
   35  semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory,
   36  or a device.
   37         (2)(a) A person who owns or is in possession of a bump-fire
   38  stock on July 1, 2019, shall:
   39         1. Relinquish the device to a law enforcement agency, as
   40  defined in s. 934.02, or to the Department of Law Enforcement;
   41  or
   42         2. Destroy or render the device permanently inoperable.
   44  The law enforcement agency or the department must destroy any
   45  relinquished or acquired bump-fire stock within a reasonable
   46  timeframe.
   47         (b) This subsection expires on December 31, 2019.
   48         (3)(a) The Department of Law Enforcement shall develop and
   49  oversee the collection process throughout the state and
   50  coordinate its activities with law enforcement agencies in this
   51  state. The department shall also advertise and promote statewide
   52  the opportunity to relinquish bump-fire stocks and the period
   53  during which persons may relinquish them without fear of
   54  penalties or punishment.
   55         (b) This subsection expires on December 31, 2019.
   56         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.