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. 19 20 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 21 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. 43 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.