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PA Bill Number: HB2744

Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, further ...

Description: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, furth ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 18, 2018

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Proposed Pennsylvania House Legislation HB671

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This bill will strengthen PA's firearms preemption law (as was done in 2014) to stop local communities from passing local gun laws.

Legislation Overview

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition.

Subject:

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition.

Session: 2017-2018 Regular Session

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: June 23, 2017

Link: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=671

Sponsors

Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.

101 sponsors: Mark Keller (R); Daryl Metcalfe (R); Ron Marsico (R); Matthew Baker (R); Stephen Barrar (R); Stephen Bloom (R); Karen Boback (R); Frank Burns (D); Martin Causer (R); Jim Christiana (R); Donald Cook (R); Rebecca Corbin (R); Dominic Costa (D); Jim Cox (R); Lynda Schlegel Culver (R); Bryan Cutler (R); Sheryl Delozier (R); Russ Diamond (R); George Dunbar (R); Cris Dush (R); Brian Ellis (R); Joseph Emrick (R); Eli Evankovich (R); Garth Everett (R); Frank Farry (R); Melinda Fee (R); Jonathan Fritz (R); Matthew Gabler (R); Keith Gillespie (R); Robert Godshall (R); Neal Goodman (D); Keith Greiner (R); Seth Grove (R); Marcia Hahn (R); Michael Hanna (D); Christopher Harris (R); Doyle Heffley (R); Susan Helm (R); David Hickernell (R); Kristin Phillips-Hill (R); Rich Irvin (R); Robert James (R); Barry Jozwiak (R); Robert Kauffman (R); Dawn Keefer (R); Frederick Keller (R); Kate Klunk (R); Jerome Knowles; William Kortz (D); Harry Lewis (R); Ryan Mackenzie (R); John Maher (R); David Maloney (R); James Marshall; John McGinnis (R); Thomas Mehaffie (R); Carl Metzgar; David Millard (R); Brett Miller (R); Dan Moul (R); Gerald Mullery (D); Thomas Mustio (R); Eric Nelson (R); Tedd Nesbit (R); Jason Ortitay (R); Michael Peifer (R); Joseph Petrarca (D); Tina Pickett (R); Jeffrey Pyle (R); Thomas Quigley (R); Jack Rader (R); Kathy Rapp (R); Harry Readshaw (D); Michael Reese (R); Bradley Roae (R); Greg Rothman (R); Francis Ryan (R); Richard Saccone (R); Christopher Sainato (D); Thomas Sankey (R); Stanley Saylor (R); Paul Schemel (R); Pam Snyder (D); Curtis Sonney (R); Craig Staats (R); Will Tallman (R); Tarah Toohil; Jesse Topper (R); Justin Walsh (R); Judith Ward (R); Ryan Warner (R); Parke Wentling (R); Jeff Wheeland (R); David Zimmerman (R); Matthew Dowling (R); Justin Simmons (R); Kurt Masser (R); Brandon Neuman (D); Mark Rozzi (D); Aaron Bernstine (R); Kate Harper (R)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 23, 2017 Referred to JUDICIARY
House Apr 26, 2017 Re-reported as committed
Senate Apr 26, 2017 In the Senate
House Apr 26, 2017 Third consideration and final passage (134-53)
House Apr 25, 2017 Second consideration
House Apr 25, 2017 Re-committed to APPROPRIATIONS
House Apr 19, 2017 Reported as committed
House Apr 19, 2017 Removed from table
House Apr 19, 2017 Laid on the table
House Apr 19, 2017 First consideration
House Mar 2, 2017 Referred to JUDICIARY
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
Introduced not available state bill text bill text
Votes - Click on description to view vote roll call
Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes Absent Passed Rating Comments
04/25/2017 51 140 0 No

Rep. Daley amendment: Would prohibit preemption challenges if 'Use of Force' was involved (self-defense).

Amendment No. A811

04/25/2017 57 133 0 No

Rep. O'Brien amendment: exempts returned or seized firearms from preemption and calls for destruction of firearms after 120 days.

Amendment No. A774

04/25/2017 52 139 0 No

Rep. McCarter Amendment: would prohibit challenges to the preemption law if terrorism was involved.

Amendment No. A812

04/19/2017 19 6 0 Yes

This bill was to advance Preemption strengthening to the House Floor.

04/26/2017 134 53 16 Yes Floor vote on Firearm Preemption legislation sponsored by Rep. Mark Keller.
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04/25/2017 50 141 12 No
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04/25/2017 52 139 12 No Rep. McClinton amendment: would have exempted school districts from preemption law protections.
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04/25/2017 52 138 13 No
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04/25/2017 54 137 12 No Rep. O'Brien amendment: exempts returned or seized firearms from preemption and calls for destruction of firearms after 120 days.
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04/25/2017 51 140 12 No Rep. Daley amendment: Would prohibit preemption challenges if 'Use of Force' was involved (self-defense).
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04/25/2017 50 141 12 No Rep. Thomas amendment: would have protected cities of the 1st Class (Philadelphia) from obeying the preemption law.
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04/25/2017 46 145 0 No

This language would limit who can challenge illegal local laws.

Amendment No. A785

04/25/2017 51 139 0 No

Rep. Thomas amendment: would have protected cities of the 1st Class (Philadelphia) from obeying the preemption law.

Amendment No. A780

04/25/2017 53 138 12 No
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04/25/2017 54 136 13 No
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04/25/2017 44 146 0 No

Rep. Thomas amendment: would have removed the awarding of reasonable costs and expenses.

Amendment No. A778

04/25/2017 51 140 12 No Rep. Thomas amendment: required proof of how local gun laws would effect the individual suing the community.
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04/25/2017 50 141 12 No
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04/25/2017 51 140 12 No Rep. Donatucci amendment: Would exempt cities of the 1st class 'and' bordering communities from the preemption law.
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04/25/2017 52 138 13 No
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04/25/2017 51 139 12 No Rep. McCarter Amendment: would prohibit challenges to the preemption law if terrorism was involved.
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04/25/2017 52 139 12 No
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04/25/2017 51 139 13 No
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04/25/2017 48 142 0 No

Rep. Kinsey amendment: Would require $500,000 liability insurance for each firearm in a persons possession.

Amendment No. A850

04/25/2017 51 139 0 No

Rep. Kinsey amendment: Would local assault weapon bans from preemption law.

Amendment No. A852

04/26/2017 21 0 0 Yes
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04/25/2017 51 139 0 No

Rep. McClinton amendment: would have exempted school districts from preemption law protections.

Amendment No. A778

04/25/2017 51 140 12 No Rep. Delissio amendment: Would limit preemption challenge standing and legal fee reimbursement to 'only' organizations and would make an organization prove it had dues paying members.
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04/25/2017 51 139 1 No

This vote would gut the protections in HB 671.

Amendment No. A242

04/25/2017 53 138 12 No Rep. Dean amendment: required proof of loss of liberty 'or' property.
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04/25/2017 52 139 0 No

Rep. Frankel amendment: Would allow police unions and arbitrary designations of terrorism links to allow for local gun control and neuter the preemption law.

Amendment No. A863