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Bill Detail: SB23-169

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Title Increasing Minimum Age To Purchase Firearms
Status Governor Signed (04/28/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
E. Hamrick (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
K. Mullica (D)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 02/23/2023

Current law allows a person who is 18 years of age or older to
knowingly possess or purchase a firearm. The bill increases that age
requirement to a person who is 21 years of age or older and adds
intentionally to the mens rea required for a person under 21 years of age
to commit the offense of possessing or purchasing a firearm. The bill lists
exceptions to the offense.
Under current law, it is a class 4 felony to intentionally,
knowingly, or recklessly provide, or allow to possess, a firearm, with or
without remuneration, to any person under the age of 18 (juvenile). The
bill makes it a class 2 misdemeanor to intentionally or knowingly sell or
transfer a firearm to a juvenile.
The bill makes conforming amendments.

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