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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 (2016)
H-7199 - (Reps. Regunberg, Carson, Ajello, Handy, Almeida) - This bill criminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any magazine capable of holding more than 10 round. It essentially makes magazines over 10 round illegal and bans them.
H-7243 - (Reps. Ajello, Tanzi, Handy, Amore, Almieda) - This bill seeks to eliminate the ability for holders of concealed weapons permits to enter onto school property unless they are on, or off-duty police officers.
H-7244 - (Reps Filippi, Carnevale, Casey, Chippendale, Reilly) -This bill would require the Office of the Attorney General to report all firearm related cases that were prosecuted by their office, and specifically list the disposition of those firearm related charges to the General Assembly annually.
H-7247 - (Reps Filippi, Carnevale, Casey, Chippendale, Reilly) - This bill would compel the Parole Board to force an individual convicted of a crim eof violence to serve at least half of their sentence before Parole can be considered.
H-7283 - (Reps Amore, Lombardi, Ajello, Regunberg, Blazejewski) - This act would take full advantage of the extremely broad and deep reaching Domestic Violence statutes in RI and all the loopholes contained therein, and force gun owners to relinquish OWNERSHIP of all of their firearms under certain sections of restraining orders or convictions. This would be the first known bill allowing the state to take ownership of personal property that has no been used, a part of, or even related to the crime being alleged. This is confiscation plain and simple.
H-7332 - (Reps Casey, Chippendale, Keable, Newberry, Solomon) - This bill seeks to prevent police departments from making private databases of gun owners by utilizing the BATFE forms sent to them from in-town gun stores when individuals purchase a firearm. The law says that the form must be destroyed, but in the digital age there are police departments using those forms to enter the names and information of lawful gun owners into a separate database. They are technically complying with the law by destroying the "form", but they are also violating the law by "creating a registry of gun owners."
H-7390 - (Reps Lima, Carnevale, Chippendale, Corvese, Costa) - This act would require the timely review of any application for a permit to carry a concealed weapon and would allow judicial review of adverse administrative decisions regarding such applications. It would also codify applications to the Attorney General.
H-7419 - (Reps Almeida, Regunberg, Ajello, Williams, and Abney) - This act would provide that a person found guilty of disorderly conduct for certain actions involving lascivious purposes or a violation of the domestic violence prevention act would be subject to imprisonment for up to six (6) months or fined up to five hundred dollars ($500), or both, while persons found guilty of disorderly conduct for other actions would only be subject to a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500).
H-7460 - (Reps Corvese, Carnevale, Lima, Nardolillo, Chippendale) - This bill expands the "archery" definition for the taking of migratory game birds to include crossbows.
H-7535 - (Reps Diaz, Slater, Hull, Maldonado, Abney) - Once again the famous "Minors Bill" - as originally proposed. This bill is flawed on too many levels to list here, but it essentially eliminates law abiding youthful hunters to take advantage of the rights provided under Title 20 in RI Law that allows youth hunting.
H-7541 - (Reps Ucci, Chippendale, Nardolillo, Price, Corvese) - This bill allows for Concealed Weapons Permit reciprocity with other states that also require a physical aptitude test with a firearm.
H-7575 - (Reps. Tanzi, Fogarty, Carson, Ruggiero, Maldonado) - Another bill relying on the overly broad and flawed definitions of "Domestic Violence" as a front for full blown gun confiscation.
H-7680 - (Reps Nardolillo, Chippendale, Price, and Roberts) - This act would prohibit the use of state funds, personnel or property in the enforcement of federal firearms laws or regulations..
H-7683 - (Reps Blazejewski, Regunberg, Bennett, Almeida, and Keable) - This act would create the domestic violence prevention fund to be administered by the Rhode Island Foundation for distribution of funds to organizations for domestic violence primary prevention programs and activities, funded by an additional fee of forty-six dollars ($46.00) on all marriage licenses issued by all cities and towns.
H-7799 - (Reps Maldonado, Diaz, Kazarian, Fogarty, and Regunberg) - This act would include orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm into the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.
H-7850 - (Reps Diaz, Shekarchi, Almeida, and Maldonado) - This act would make it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle or on one's person, visible or concealed, except at one's residence, place of business or land, and would further create penalties for the unlawful conveyance of a firearm to a person under the age of eighteen (18) that is used in a violent crime of violence.
H-7853 - (Reps Johnston, and Canario) - This act would provide that no person, entity, or dealer shall sell, loan, transfer or acquire a firearm from any person, entity or dealer with the intent to avoid the application/disclosure process required by §§11-47-35 or 11-47-35.2. The act of loaning or transferring a gun to a person who may lawfully possess a gun for lawful purposes such as hunting or target shooting 5 would be exempt from this prohibition.
H-7895 - (Reps Keable, Chippendale, Jacquard, Azzinaro, and Kennedy) - This act would facilitate the issuance of hunting licenses by Internet application.
S-2416 - (Sens Pagliarini, Lombardo, Morgan, Kettle, and Lombardi) - This act would specifically allow individuals who possess a valid concealed weapon permit issued by Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Utah to carry a concealed firearm everywhere within Rhode Island.
S-2490 - (Sens Goodwin, Goldin, Gallo, Coyne, and Paiva Weed) - This act would provide that a respondent in domestic abuse cases wherein a protective 2 order is issued may not possess, purchase or receive any firearms for a period not to exceed the 3 duration of the restraining order.
S-2491 - (Sens Coyne, Conley, Nesselbush, Metts, and Goodwin) - This act would prohibit any person subject to a domestic assault/domestic abuse restraining order conviction of a felony offense for domestic violence, and serving a sentence under community confinement, from owning or carrying a firearm.
S-2492 - (Sens Coyne, Nesselbush, Paiva Weed, Conley, and Goodwin) - This act would require that any person convicted of a felony domestic offense be ordered by the court to surrender all firearms in their possession, care, custody or control to either the state or local police, or federally licensed firearms dealer and that they file proof of surrender of those firearms with the court having jurisdiction over the case.
S-2517 - (Sens Goodwin, Miller, and Gallo) - This act would prohibit those convicted of a misdemeanor offense under the "Domestic Violence Prevention Act" from possessing a firearm for a period of ten (10) years after the expiration of their sentence.
S-2519 - (Sens Goodwin, Gallo, Lynch, Miller, and Lombardo) - This act would include orange or otherwise brightly colored plugs or tips inserted into the barrel of any firearm into the definition of "mark of identification" for those persons who change, alter, remove, or obliterate any mark of identification on a firearm.
S-2563 - (Sens Goldin, Coyne, Miller, Metts, and Goodwin) - This act would require that every person applying for a concealed weapons permit, whether through the local police department or through the office of the attorney general, to undergo a national criminal records check, including the submission of fingerprints for which the applicant shall bear the cost.
S-2564 - (Sens Miller, Metts, Jabour, Nesselbush, and Conley) - This act would provide that no person, entity, or dealer shall sell, loan, transfer or acquire a firearm from any person, entity or dealer with the intent to avoid the application/disclosure process required by §§11-47-35 or 11-47-35.2. The act of loaning or transferring a gun to a person who may lawfully possess a gun for lawful purposes such as hunting or target shooting would be exempt from this prohibition.
S-2565 - (Sens Miller, Metts, Jabour, Nesselbush, and Conley) - This act would make it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle or on one's person, visible or concealed, except at one's residence, place of business or land, and would further create penalties for the unlawful conveyance of a firearm to a person under the age of eighteen (18) that is used in a violent crime of violence.
S-2645 - (Sen Metts) - This act would criminalize the mere possession of a firearm by a minor, but would provide for limited exceptions while the minor is in the presence of a qualified adult or participating in certain competitive or ceremonial events.
S-2647 - (Sens Lombardo, McCaffrey, Kettle, Walaska, and Archambault) - This act would require the timely review of any application for a permit to carry a concealed weapon and would allow judicial review of adverse administrative decisions regarding such applications. It would also codify applications to the Attorney General.
S-2737 - (Sen Lombardo, Lombardi, Archambault, P Fogarty, and Kettle) - This act would legalize the taking of wild migratory birds by crossbow.
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