Senate Bill 5197 was not heard in the Senate before the Wednesday, March 14 cut-off deadline to move to the State House of Representatives. Because it did not meet the cut-off deadline, the bill is considered “dead” for this legislative session.
SB5197 was a measure aimed directly at private firearm sales. It would have mandated that all firearms sold at gun shows be transferred through a federally licensed dealer, thereby imposing dealer restrictions on private individuals who are not dealers. This would have established a gun tax on firearms, and effectively halt handgun sales at gun shows.