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SB 176: Sale, Transfer, and Storage of Firearms


Sale, Transfer, and Storage of Firearms; Revising the standard by which adults and minors are considered criminally negligent in the storage of a firearm under specified circumstances; providing criminal penalties; revising an exception to the prohibition on storing or leaving a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a minor who obtains it and commits a specified violation; revising requirements for the safe storage of loaded firearms; providing criminal penalties if a person is found to have failed to properly secure or store a firearm, resulting in a minor gaining access to the weapon, etc.

Effective Date: 10/1/2024
Last Action: 3/8/2024 Senate - Died in Criminal Justice
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Judiciary (JU)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/11/2023 Senate • Filed
    10/17/2023 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Judiciary; Rules
    1/9/2024 Senate • Introduced
    3/8/2024 Senate • Died in Criminal Justice

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  • SB 176, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/11/2023 at 9:18 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page | PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 291 Weapons and Firearms Hunschofsky Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
    S 518 Weapons and Firearms Polsky Compare Last Action: 3/8/2024 S Died in Criminal Justice

    Citations - Statutes (6)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    409.175 Licensure of family foster homes, residential child-caring agencies, and child-placing agencies; public records exemption. Page 14 (pdf)
    784.05 Culpable negligence. Page 2 (pdf)
    790.115 Possessing or discharging weapons or firearms at a school-sponsored event or on school property prohibited; penalties; exceptions. Page 4 (pdf)
    790.174 Safe storage of firearms required. Page 4 (pdf)
    790.175 Transfer or sale of firearms; required warnings; penalties. Page 6 (pdf)
    921.0022 Criminal Punishment Code; offense severity ranking chart. Page 8 (pdf)

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