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PA Bill Number: HB1857

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

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

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Last Action Date: Sep 21, 2019

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