LD 415 (subjects: WEAPONS , SALES )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=415&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Teresa Pierce of Falmouth: (D – District 44) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth: (D – District 47) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Michel Lajoie of Lewiston: (D – District 58) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Lori Fowle of Vassalboro: (D – District 80) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Rep. Brian Hubbell of Bar Harbor: (D – District 135) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Stanley Gerzofsky of Cumberland: (D – District 24) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Catherine Breen of Cumberland: (D – District 25) — e-mail | Facebook
|2/12/2015||House||Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|2/12/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock, REFERRED to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, in concurrence.|
On motion of Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 300
(Yeas 73 – Nays 65 – Absent 13 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-474) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-474).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Bill and accompanying papers INDEFINITELY POSTPONED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|6/22/2015||House||The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-474).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|6/22/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin The Senate INSISTED To INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT of Bill and accompanying papers , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).
An Act To Promote the Safe Use and Sale of Firearms
Sec. 1. 15 MRSA 394 is enacted to read:
394. Sale or transfer of firearms to prohibited persons; strict liability
395. Sale or transfer of firearms to prohibited persons; culpable mental state
Sec. 2. 15 MRSA 455, sub- 2, as enacted by PL 2003, c. 452, Pt. H, 1 and affected by Pt. X, 2, is amended to read:
This bill creates the civil violation of the sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person and strict liability Class E crime for a 2nd or subsequent offense of selling or transferring a firearm to a prohibited person. The bill also creates an affirmative defense to prosecution under this new civil violation and crime that the seller or transferor of the firearm requested a federally licensed firearm dealer to conduct a computerized background check under the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Instant Criminal Background Check System on the purchaser or transferee prior to the sale or transfer of the firearm and the background check indicated that the purchaser or transferee was not a prohibited person.
It creates the Class D crime of the sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. A person is guilty of this crime if that person intentionally or knowingly sells or transfers a firearm to another person that the seller or transferor knows or believes is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
It increases the fine from $50 to $1,000 for the civil violation of giving a false or fictitious name to a firearms dealer and makes the fine mandatory.
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