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Arizona: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Pass House and Will Be Heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday

Saturday, March 15, 2014

On Thursday, House Bill 2535 passed in the Arizona House of Representatives by a 34 to 22 vote.  Introduced by state Representative John Kavanagh (R-23), HB 2535 would require that when certification from a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) is a prerequisite by federal law for the transfer of a firearm or firearm suppressor -- as defined in the National Firearms Act -- such certification must be provided within sixty days if the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving the firearm or firearm suppressor.  This legislation would ensure deadlines are met and that individuals who are lawfully seeking to transfer a firearm or firearm suppressor are able to do so in an expeditious manner.  Additionally, HB 2535 would provide an individual who has been denied certification by a CLEO with a written explanation for the denial.

On Wednesday, House Bill 2517 passed in the Arizona House of Representatives by a 34 to 22 vote.  Introduced by state Representative Steve Smith (R-11), HB 2517 would strengthen Arizona’s firearms preemption laws.  Currently, the firearms preemption statute reserves the authority to regulate firearms for the state legislature.  This bill would fortify consistency in firearm and ammunition laws through a provision that would impose penalties for willful or knowing violations of this statute by localities.

House Bills 2535 and 2517 have been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee and are scheduled to be heard on Monday, March 17.  It is important that you call AND e-mail Senate Judiciary Committee members TODAY and respectfully urge them to SUPPORT HB 2535 and HB 2517.  Contact information for committee members is provided below.

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House Bill 2483, introduced by state Representative John Kavanagh (R-23), would protect the lawful discharge of a firearm on private lands from being unnecessarily restricted HB 2483 is scheduled to be considered in the state House on Monday, March 17.

On Thursday, Senate Bill 1366, introduced by state Senator Rick Murphy (R-21), passed in the House Judiciary Committee by a 5 to 2 vote.  SB 1366 seeks to improve the definition of “firearm.”  SB 1366 could go to the House floor as early as next week.

Please call AND e-mail your two state Representatives and respectfully urge them to SUPPORT House Bill 2483 and Senate Bill 1366.  Contact information for your two state Representatives can be found here.

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Also on Monday, March 17, House Bills 2339 and 2103 will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Please contact Senate Judiciary Committee members and respectfully urge them to support the following bills.  Contact information for committee members is provided below.

House Bill 2339, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), passed in the Arizona House by a 34 to 22 vote on Wednesday.  HB 2339 would allow persons with a valid concealed weapon permit to carry in public buildings/events unless the building or event has electronic screening by security personnel at each entrance.  This legislation does not impact private property owners and businesses, educational institutions, community colleges or universities under the jurisdiction of the regents.

House Bill 2103, introduced by state Representative Kelly Townsend (R-16), passed in the Arizona House by a 39 to 18 vote on Monday. HB 2103 would allow an individual of at least nineteen years of age to obtain a concealed weapon permit if the person is currently in military service or has been honorably discharged.  This legislation is a good way to thank our military for their service and will benefit law-abiding gun owners in Arizona.

 

Senate Judiciary Committee:

Senator Rick Murphy (R-21), Chairman
(602) 926-4444
[email protected]

 
Senator Adam Driggs (R-28), Vice-Chairman
(602) 926-3016
[email protected]

 
Senator Nancy Barto (R-15)
(602) 926-5766
[email protected]

 
Senator David Bradley (D-10)
(602) 926-5262
[email protected]

 
Senator Andrea Dalessandro (D-2)
(602) 926-5342
[email protected]

 
Senator Steve Gallardo (D-29)
(602) 926-5830
[email protected]

 
Senator Steve Pierce (R-1)
(602) 926-5584
[email protected]

 
Senator Steve Yarbrough (R-17)
(602) 926-5863
[email protected]

 
Senator Kimberly Yee (R-20)
(602) 926-3024
[email protected]

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