In the early hours of Friday morning, the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 1291, the state preemption bill, with a 35 to 23 vote, as amended. Unfortunately, the Senate was in the process of adjourning sine die by the time the bill was returned for concurrence. As previously reported, SB 1291, introduced by state Senator Steve Smith (R-11), would have improved the state firearms preemption law to ensure consistency throughout the Grand Canyon State. This would have been done by providing a mechanism to declare unlawful regulations null and void in addition to providing penalties for knowing and willful violations by localities.
Thank you to all our members who contacted legislators on behalf of this bill and for your continued support throughout the 2015 legislative session. Your NRA will continue to fight for this important pro-gun measure.