Current 2nd Amendment Bills in the General Assembly


The bills listed below are the current set of firearms related legislation proposals. Check back periodically for updates and be sure to sign up for the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition Email Updates to stay informed up to the minute with news and information.


H-1234 - Green indicates support or neutrality by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition

H-1234 - Red indicates Opposition by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition

H-1234- Blue indicates Caution by the RI 2nd Amendment Coalition


NOTE: Bills that begin with letter "H" are House bills, and the letter "S" are Senate bills


Description of All Pending Firearm Related Legislation (2017)


H 5067- (Reps Amore, Regunberg, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Ajello)
Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Bill.

H 5081- (Reps Corvese, Phillips, Coughlin, Azzinaro)
Allows upland bird hunters to use a crossbow for hunting.

H 5115 - (Reps Ajello, Regunberg, Knight, Blazejewski, Craven)
Domestic Violence Bill.

H 5154 - (Reps Vella-Wilkinson, Casey, Johnston, Lima, Cunha)
Eliminates possibility for parole for anyone convicted of a crime committed with a firearm.

H 5155- (Reps Regunberg, Kazarian, Donovan, Ranglin-Vassell, Knight)
10 Round Magazine ban.

H 5156 - (Reps  Lima, Fellela, Marshall, Roberts)
Allows the carrying of a stun-gun by anyone who has been approved for a concealed weapons permit.

H 5248 - (Reps Fellela, Lima, Costantino, Corvese, Serpa)
Exempts the purchase of firearm safes from RI sales tax.

H 5262 (Attorney General) - (Reps Diaz, Slater, Williams, Maldonado)
Makes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle, except under limited circumstances and enhances the penalty to anyone who transfers a firearm as a minor which is then used in a crime of violence.

H 5345 - (Reps Kazarian, Ajello, Blazejewski, Tanzi, Hull)
Prevents lawful Concealed Weapons Permit holders from entering a public school building.

H 5437 (Attorney General) - (Reps Maldonado, Coughlin, Kazarian, Cunha, Barros)
Defines imitation firearm and makes it unlawful to change or remove certain markings required to be on an imitation firearm.

H 5510 - (Reps Tanzi, Amore, Fogarty, Ruggiero, Maldonado)
Limits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.

H 5546 (Reps Casey, Filippi, Lima, Craven, Keable)
Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.

H 5547 - (Reps Williams, Diaz, Perez, Handy)
Requires all minors in possession of a firearm, with or without a permit, be in the presence of a parent or guardian or supervising adult at all times.

H 5554 - (Attorney General) - (Rep Johnston)
Provides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal or state law.

H 5608 (Dept. of Environmental Management) - (Reps Bennett, Kazarian, Hull, Lombardi, Amore)
Requires any person who sustains an injury to themselves or causes an injury to another while hunting or trapping to report the injury to the department of environmental management immediately.

H 5729 - (Rep Perez)
Allows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.

H 5730 (Attorney General) - Reps Slater, Hearn, Kazarian, Diaz
Requires applicants for a license or carry permit for firearms to undergo a national BCI.

H 5866 - (Reps McKiernan, Perez, O'Brien, Almeida, Williams)
Makes alteration of firearm identification marks punishable by not less than two (2) years imprisonment and by no more than five (5) years imprisonment.

H 6039 - (Reps Edwards, Chippendale, Canario, Fellela, Lima)
Sets forth the application requirements for concealed carry permits for firearms, provides an appellate procedure if the application is denied and makes those records exempt from the Access to Public Records Act.

H 6040 - (Reps Edwards, Chippendale, Canario, Fellela, Lima)
Authorizes the attorney general to enter into agreements with other states and counties from other states to recognize and give reciprocity to concealed weapon permit holders allowing them to carry concealed weapons in this state.

Senate Bills

S 0011  SUB A- (Sens McCaffrey, Conley, Lombardi, Lynch Prata, Coyne)
Clarifies what constitutes a felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor and also amends the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving assault and larceny, based on the value of property stolen.

S 0110 - (Sens Lombardo, Kettle)
Legalizes the taking of wild migratory birds by crossbow.

Senate Resolution No. 111 

Resolution 119 - Senator Miller
Extends the reporting and expiration dates for the special legislative commission to study waterfowl hunting laws and regulations from January 3, 2017, to November 1, 2017, and said commission would expire on December 31, 2017.

S 0187 - (Sens Metts, Goldin, Crowley, Quezada, Calkin)
Limits carrying of firearms on school grounds to peace officers.
 
S 0223 - (Sens Goldin, Coyne, Miller, DaPonte, Goodwin)
Criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds known as high capacity magazines.

S 0374 - (Sens Archambault, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Lombardo, Lombardi)
Provides the attorney general with the authority to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states concerning carrying of concealed weapons.

S 0376 (Attorney General) - Sen Goodwin
Includes those persons convicted of an offense punishable as a misdemeanor offense under §12-29-2 (domestic violence) to those persons prohibited from possessing a firearm.

S 0379 - (Sens Archambault, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Lombardo, Lombardi)
Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.

S 0399 - (Sens Archambault, Ruggerio, McCaffrey, Lombardo, Lombardi)
Defines a firearm silencer and permit the use of such a device on any firearm with an overall length of seventeen inches or greater and would permit the use of such a device for lawful hunting activity.

S 0403 (Attorney General) - Sens Miller, Nesselbush
Provides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal or state law.

S 0404 (Attorney General) - Sens Miller, Nesselbush
Makes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle, except under limited circumstances and enhances the penalty to anyone who transfers a firearm as a minor which is then used in a crime of violence.

S 0405 - (Sens Metts, Calkin, Quezada, Crowley, Nesselbush)
Limits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.

S 0412 (Attorney General) - Sens Goodwin
Defines imitation firearm and makes it unlawful to change or remove certain markings required to be on an imitation firearm.

S 0587 (Attorney General)
Sens Goldin, Miller, Coyne, Metts, Goodwin

Requires applicants for a license or carry permit for firearms to undergo a national BCI.

S 0594 (Attorney General) - Sen Metts
Amends the statute for possession of firearms by minors.

S 0664 - (Sens Archambault, Lombardo, Lombardi, McCaffrey)
Makes numerous changes to the procedures regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits, the fees associated with their issuance, and the public records accessible by the public in relating thereto.















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