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PA Bill Number: HB770

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibiting certain assault weapons.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibiting certain assault weapons. ...

Last Action: Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration of this bill presented

Last Action Date: May 25, 2022

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42 total bills, 28 anti-gun bills,
8 pro-gun bills for this session

Proposed Pennsylvania Senate Legislation

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SR4

Title: Adopting the Rules of the Senate for the 205th and 206th Regular Session.

Description: A Resolution adopting the Rules of the Senate for the 205th and 206th Regular Session.

Last Action: Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

Last Action Date: January 5, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB47

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 20, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB48

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

Last Action: Referred to VETERANS AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Last Action Date: January 20, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SR67

Title: A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

Description: A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

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

Last Action Date: March 30, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB88

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 22, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SR124

Title: Designating the month of June 2021 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 designating the month of June 2021 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 RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

Last Action Date: May 28, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SR127

Title: A Concurrent Resolution calling for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, establishing term limits for members of Congress.

Description: A Concurrent Resolution calling for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of the States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, establishing term limits for members of Congress.

Last Action: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: June 9, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB134

Title: In actions, proceedings and other matters generally, providing for extreme risk protection orders.

Description: An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in actions, proceedings and other matters generally, providing for extreme risk protection orders.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 27, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SR152

Title: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

Last Action: Removed from table

Last Action Date: May 23, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB217

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: February 11, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB219

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: February 11, 2021

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SB220

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: February 11, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SR223

Title: Recognizing the week of February 1 through 7, 2022, as "Gun Violence Survivors Week" in Pennsylvania.

Description: A Resolution recognizing the week of February 1 through 7, 2022, as "Gun Violence Survivors Week" in Pennsylvania.

Last Action: Referred to RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

Last Action Date: February 9, 2022

this is an anti-gun bill

SB226

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: February 11, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB238

Title: Providing for the establishment and funding of a center to conduct research on gun violence in this Commonwealth.

Description: An Act providing for the establishment and funding of a center to conduct research on gun violence in this Commonwealth.

Last Action: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: February 16, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB239

Title: In inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area.

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: February 16, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB246

Title: A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for proposal of amendments by constitutional conventions.

Description: A Joint Resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, providing for proposal of amendments by constitutional conventions.

Last Action: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: February 18, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB413

Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, further providing for discharge of firearm into an occupied structure; in theft and related offenses, further providing for definitions; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibiting of paramilitary training; in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license, for prohibited conduct during emergency, providing for 3-D printed firearms, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for firearm sales surcharge, for registration of firearms and for licensing of dealers.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, further providing for discharge of firearm into an occupied structure; in theft and related offenses, further providing for definitions; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibiting of paramilitary training; in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license, for prohibited conduct during emergency, providing for 3-D printed firearms, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for firearm sales surcharge, for registration of firearms and for licensing of dealers.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: March 12, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB414

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

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: March 12, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB429

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: March 15, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB448

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

Description: An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ammunition.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: November 10, 2021

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SB489

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: April 8, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB490

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: April 8, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB497

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: April 8, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB546

Title: In general principles of justification, further providing for use of force in self-protection.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general principles of justification, further providing for use of force in self-protection.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: April 9, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB565

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, repealing provisions relating to firearms not to be carried without a license, providing for license not required, further providing for prohibited conduct during emergency, repealing provisions relating to carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia, providing for sportsman's firearm permit, further providing for licenses and repealing provisions relating to proof of license and exception.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, repealing provisions relating to firearms not to be carried without a license, providing for license not required, further providing for prohibited conduct during emergency, repealing provisions relating to carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia, providing for sportsman's firearm permit, further providing for licenses and repealing provisions relating to proof of license and exception.

Last Action: Bill, together with Governor's Veto Message, laid on the table

Last Action Date: December 13, 2021

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SB566

Title: In preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in Pennsylvania Liquor Stores, further providing for sales by Pennsylvania Liquor Stores; and, in licenses and regulations and liquor, alcohol and malt and brewed beverages, further providing for authority to issue liquor licenses to hotels, restaurants and clubs, for sales by liquor licensees and restrictions, for secondary service area, for sale of malt or brewed beverages by liquor licensees, for public service liquor licenses, for liquor importers' licenses, fees, privileges and restrictions, for public venue license, for performing arts facility license, for continuing care retirement community retail licenses, for casino liquor license, for malt and brewed beverages manufacturers', distributors' and importing distributors' licenses, for sales by manufacturers of malt or brewed beverages and minimum quantities, for distributors' and importing distributors' restrictions on sales, storage, etc and for license auction, adding provisions relating to fees and taxation of ready-to-drink cocktails for off-premises consumption, further providing for unlawful acts relative to malt or brewed beverages and licensees and making editorial changes.

Description: An Act amending the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), known as the Liquor Code, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in Pennsylvania Liquor Stores, further providing for sales by Pennsylvania Liquor Stores; and, in licenses and regulations and liquor, alcohol and malt and brewed beverages, further providing for authority to issue liquor licenses to hotels, restaurants and clubs, for sales by liquor licensees and restrictions, for secondary service area, for sale of malt or brewed beverages by liquor licensees, for public service liquor licenses, for liquor importers' licenses, fees, privileges and restrictions, for public venue license, for performing arts facility license, for continuing care retirement community retail licenses, for casino liquor license, for malt and brewed beverages manufacturers', distributors' and importing distributors' licenses, for sales by manufacturers of malt or brewed beverages and minimum quantities, for distributors' and importing distributors' restrictions on sales, storage, etc and for license auction, adding provisions relating to fees and taxation of ready-to-drink cocktails for off-premises consumption, further providing for unlawful acts relative to malt or brewed beverages and licensees and making editorial changes.

Last Action: Referred to LIQUOR CONTROL

Last Action Date: December 20, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB581

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of a firearm when not in use.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of a firearm when not in use.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB582

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of a firearm when residing with a person not to possess a firearm.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of a firearm when residing with a person not to possess a firearm.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: April 20, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB598

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in home rule and optional plan government, further providing for limitation on municipal powers.

Description: An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in home rule and optional plan government, further providing for limitation on municipal powers.

Last Action: Referred to LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: April 21, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB624

Title: Providing that any Federal action which attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or accessory, or to limit, inhibit or regulate the ownership of magazines in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in this Commonwealth; and imposing penalties.

Description: An Act providing that any Federal action which attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or accessory, or to limit, inhibit or regulate the ownership of magazines in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in this Commonwealth; and imposing penalties.

Last Action: Referred to STATE GOVERNMENT

Last Action Date: May 3, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB632

Title: In inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in municipal building.

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: May 13, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB638

Title: In protection from abuse, providing for the definition of "electronic monitoring device" and further providing for relief.

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: May 5, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB687

Title: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms.

Description: An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: May 14, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB728

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: June 1, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB748

Title: Amending the title of the act; further providing for definitions; and providing for identification of assault weapons manufacturers, for required actions related to assault weapons manufacturers and for reporting relating to assault weapons manufacturers.

Description: An Act amending the act of July 2, 2010 (P.L.266, No.44), known as the Protecting Pennsylvania's Investments Act, amending the title of the act; further providing for definitions; and providing for identification of assault weapons manufacturers, for required actions related to assault weapons manufacturers and for reporting relating to assault weapons manufacturers.

Last Action: Referred to FINANCE

Last Action Date: June 7, 2021

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SB761

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: June 24, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB816

Title: Providing for individuals to voluntarily register for the Pennsylvania Do-Not-Sell List maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police, for firearms not to be in the possession of a registrant and for advertising by the Department of Health.

Description: An Act providing for individuals to voluntarily register for the Pennsylvania Do-Not-Sell List maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police, for firearms not to be in the possession of a registrant and for advertising by the Department of Health.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: August 4, 2021

this is an anti-gun bill

SB855

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm safety certificate and establishing the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm safety certificate and establishing the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: September 9, 2021

this is an pro-gun bill

SB943

Title: In general principals of justification, further providing for definitions.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general principals of justification, further providing for definitions.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: November 10, 2021

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SB1013

Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for limitation on regulation of knives.

Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for limitation on regulation of knives.

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: January 11, 2022

this is an pro-gun bill

SB1174

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: April 4, 2022

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