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PA Bill Number: HB1935

Title: In general administration, providing for secure firearm storage at State correctional institutions.

Description: In general administration, providing for secure firearm storage at State correctional institutions. ...

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Last Action Date: Nov 21, 2017

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38 total bills, 15 anti-gun bills,
10 pro-gun bills for this session
Proposed Pennsylvania Senate Legislation

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this is an pro-gun bill

SB5

Title: In general provisions, providing for findings regarding firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ammunition.

Description: An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, providing for findings regarding firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ammunition.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: April 26, 2017

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SB8

Title: Extensively revising forfeiture provisions as follows: in administration and enforcement relating to gaming, further providing for prohibited acts and penalties; in inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of manufacture, distribution, use or possession of devices for theft of telecommunications services; in assault, further providing for the offense of terrorism; in loss of property rights relating to sexual offenses, further providing for general rule and repealing provisions relating to process and seizure, to custody of property and to disposal of property; in forgery and fraudulent practices, further providing for the offenses of copying and recording devices and for trademark counterfeiting; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of gambling devices, gambling, etc.; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for seizure and forfeiture of electronic, mechanical or other devices; in minors, further providing for sentencing and penalties for trafficking drugs to minors; in nuisances, further providing for the offense of scattering rubbish; in other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties; in vehicle chop shop and illegally obtained and altered property, further providing for loss of property rights to Commonwealth and repealing provisions relating to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in enforcement relating to Fish and Boat Code, further providing for forfeiture of fish and devices; in actions, proceedings and other matters generally relating to Judicial Code, providing for forfeiture of assets; in forfeitures, repealing provisions relating to controlled substances forfeiture, to terrorism forfeiture and to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in size, weight and load relating to Vehicle Code, further providing for transporting foodstuffs in vehicles used to transport waste; in liquid fuels and fuel use tax enforcement, further providing for forfeitures and process and procedures and for disposition of fines and forfeitures; providing for conduct of forfeiture; and making repeals of provisions of the Liquor Code and another act relating to certain forfeiture of property.

Description: An Act amending Titles 4 (Amusements), 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 30 (Fish), 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, extensively revising forfeiture provisions as follows: in administration and enforcement relating to gaming, further providing for prohibited acts and penalties; in inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of manufacture, distribution, use or possession of devices for theft of telecommunications services; in assault, further providing for the offense of terrorism; in loss of property rights relating to sexual offenses, further providing for general rule and repealing provisions relating to process and seizure, to custody of property and to disposal of property; in forgery and fraudulent practices, further providing for the offenses of copying and recording devices and for trademark counterfeiting; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for the offense of gambling devices, gambling, etc.; in wiretapping and electronic surveillance, further providing for seizure and forfeiture of electronic, mechanical or other devices; in minors, further providing for sentencing and penalties for trafficking drugs to minors; in nuisances, further providing for the offense of scattering rubbish; in other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties; in vehicle chop shop and illegally obtained and altered property, further providing for loss of property rights to Commonwealth and repealing provisions relating to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in enforcement relating to Fish and Boat Code, further providing for forfeiture of fish and devices; in actions, proceedings and other matters generally relating to Judicial Code, providing for forfeiture of assets; in forfeitures, repealing provisions relating to controlled substances forfeiture, to terrorism forfeiture and to procedure with respect to seized property subject to liens and rights of lienholders; in size, weight and load relating to Vehicle Code, further providing for transporting foodstuffs in vehicles used to transport waste; in liquid fuels and fuel use tax enforcement, further providing for forfeitures and process and procedures and for disposition of fines and forfeitures; providing for conduct of forfeiture; and making repeals of provisions of the Liquor Code and another act relating to certain forfeiture of property.

Last Action: Act No. 13

Last Action Date: June 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB27

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of firearms not to be carried without a license.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of firearms not to be carried without a license.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB28

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB29

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB36

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for prohibited conduct during emergency; and, in Commonwealth services, further providing for general authority of Governor.

Description: An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for prohibited conduct during emergency; and, in Commonwealth services, further providing for general authority of Governor.

Last Action: Referred to VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB37

Title: In sales and use tax, excluding from sales and use tax all equipment and devices which prohibit a firearm from being fired without a key or combination.

Description: An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, excluding from sales and use tax all equipment and devices which prohibit a firearm from being fired without a key or combination.

Last Action: Referred to FINANCE

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB63

Title: In other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in other offenses, further providing for drug trafficking sentencing and penalties.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 12, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB98

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: February 16, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB112

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 13, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB115

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 20, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB116

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses.

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 20, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB118

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of sale or transfer of firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of sale or transfer of firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 20, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB123

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for hunting on Sunday prohibited.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, further providing for hunting on Sunday prohibited.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: March 22, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB135

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for dogs pursuing, injuring or killing big game.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, further providing for dogs pursuing, injuring or killing big game.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: September 21, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SR148

Title: Recognizing the month of June 2017 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania in recognition of this public safety and public health issue and in commemoration of the lives lost to gun violence in this Commonwealth.

Description: A Resolution recognizing the month of June 2017 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania in recognition of this public safety and public health issue and in commemoration of the lives lost to gun violence in this Commonwealth.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: June 21, 2017

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SB192

Title: In Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for powers and duties of commission and for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for license costs and fees and making an editorial change.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for powers and duties of commission and for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for license costs and fees and making an editorial change.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB209

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 26, 2017

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SB223

Title: In juvenile matters, further providing for short title and purposes of chapter, for definitions, for scope of chapter, for powers and duties of probation officers, for masters, for inspection of court files and records, for law enforcement records, for guardian ad litem for child in court proceedings, for commencement of proceedings, for transfer from criminal proceedings, for informal adjustment, for taking into custody, for release or delivery to court, for place of detention, for release from detention or commencement of proceedings, for petition, for release or holding of hearing, for conduct of hearings, for notice and hearing, for right to counsel for children in dependency and delinquency proceedings, for consent decree, for adjudication, for court-appointed special advocates, for disposition of dependent child, for disposition of delinquent child, for limitation on and change in place of commitment, for transfer to criminal proceedings, for disposition of mentally ill or mentally retarded child and for assessment of delinquent children by the State Sexual Offenders Assessment Board and providing for role of interstate compacts.

Description: An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in juvenile matters, further providing for short title and purposes of chapter, for definitions, for scope of chapter, for powers and duties of probation officers, for masters, for inspection of court files and records, for law enforcement records, for guardian ad litem for child in court proceedings, for commencement of proceedings, for transfer from criminal proceedings, for informal adjustment, for taking into custody, for release or delivery to court, for place of detention, for release from detention or commencement of proceedings, for petition, for release or holding of hearing, for conduct of hearings, for notice and hearing, for right to counsel for children in dependency and delinquency proceedings, for consent decree, for adjudication, for court-appointed special advocates, for disposition of dependent child, for disposition of delinquent child, for limitation on and change in place of commitment, for transfer to criminal proceedings, for disposition of mentally ill or mentally retarded child and for assessment of delinquent children by the State Sexual Offenders Assessment Board and providing for role of interstate compacts.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 26, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB224

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for the Firearm Records Check Fund, for licensing of dealers and for administrative regulations.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for the Firearm Records Check Fund, for licensing of dealers and for administrative regulations.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 26, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB240

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for resident license and fee exemptions and for license costs and fees; and making editorial changes.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for resident license and fee exemptions and for license costs and fees; and making editorial changes.

Last Action: Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS

Last Action Date: July 17, 2017

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SB272

Title: In inchoate crimes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 31, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB292

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful taking or possession of game or wildlife.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: February 6, 2017

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SB313

Title: In protection from abuse, further providing for relief.

Description: An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for relief.

Last Action: First consideration

Last Action Date: November 14, 2017

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SB383

Title: In duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for protection and defense of pupils.

Description: An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in duties and powers of boards of school directors, providing for protection and defense of pupils.

Last Action: Referred to EDUCATION

Last Action Date: June 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB386

Title: In falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for licenses and for sale or transfer of firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for licenses and for sale or transfer of firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: February 16, 2017

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SB449

Title: In assault, further providing for probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in assault, further providing for probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: July 9, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB453

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for prohibition on Sunday hunting and providing for regulation of Sunday hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking, further providing for prohibition on Sunday hunting and providing for regulation of Sunday hunting by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: February 28, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB498

Title: Protecting from infringement the individual right of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to bear arms as provided in section 21 of Article I of the Constitution of Pennsylvania.

Description: An Act protecting from infringement the individual right of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to bear arms as provided in section 21 of Article I of the Constitution of Pennsylvania.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: March 10, 2017

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SB500

Title: In protection from abuse, further providing for commencement of proceedings.

Description: An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for commencement of proceedings.

Last Action: First consideration

Last Action Date: November 14, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB501

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, providing for relinquishment of firearms and firearm licenses by convicted persons and further providing for firearms not to be carried without a license and for loans on, or lending or giving firearms prohibited; and, in protection from abuse, further providing for definitions, for commencement of proceedings, for hearings, for relief, for return of relinquished firearms, other weapons and ammunition and additional relief and for relinquishment for consignment sale, lawful transfer or safekeeping and repealing provisions relating to relinquishment to third party for safekeeping.

Description: An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, providing for relinquishment of firearms and firearm licenses by convicted persons and further providing for firearms not to be carried without a license and for loans on, or lending or giving firearms prohibited; and, in protection from abuse, further providing for definitions, for commencement of proceedings, for hearings, for relief, for return of relinquished firearms, other weapons and ammunition and additional relief and for relinquishment for consignment sale, lawful transfer or safekeeping and repealing provisions relating to relinquishment to third party for safekeeping.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: March 28, 2017

this is an pro-gun bill

SB529

Title: In dissemination of criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and for order for limited access, providing for clean slate for convictions of misdemeanors and for charges not leading to convictions, for effects of expunged offenses and offenses provided limited access and for employer immunity from liability and further providing for use of records by licensing agencies; and imposing duties on the Pennsylvania State Police and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in dissemination of criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and for order for limited access, providing for clean slate for convictions of misdemeanors and for charges not leading to convictions, for effects of expunged offenses and offenses provided limited access and for employer immunity from liability and further providing for use of records by licensing agencies; and imposing duties on the Pennsylvania State Police and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: June 29, 2017

watching this bill

SB743

Title: Adding provisions relating to mental health procedures and the treatment of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system; making conforming amendments to Titles 18, 20, 23, 42 and 61; and repealing the Mental Health Procedures Act.

Description: An Act amending Title 50 (Mental Health) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, adding provisions relating to mental health procedures and the treatment of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system; making conforming amendments to Titles 18, 20, 23, 42 and 61; and repealing the Mental Health Procedures Act.

Last Action: Referred to HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Last Action Date: June 5, 2017

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SB752

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for license costs and fees.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for license costs and fees.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: June 8, 2017

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SB855

Title: Providing for uniformity of collateral consequences of conviction.

Description: An Act providing for uniformity of collateral consequences of conviction.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: August 29, 2017

this is an anti-gun bill

SB870

Title: In safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools.

Description: An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, further providing for Office for Safe Schools.

Last Action: Referred to EDUCATION

Last Action Date: November 9, 2017

watching this bill

SB883

Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, further providing for expungement.

Last Action: Laid on the table (Pursuant to Senate Rule 9)

Last Action Date: October 25, 2017

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SB943

Title: In special licenses and permits, providing for permit exemptions.

Description: An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in special licenses and permits, providing for permit exemptions.

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: October 31, 2017

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