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Weapons Possession Previous Offender Add Crimes

Concerning adding certain crimes to the list of crimes subject to the crime of possession of weapons by previous offenders.
2024 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under current law, it is illegal for a person to possess a firearm if the person was convicted of or adjudicated for certain felonies. The bill adds felonies for drug manufacture, dispensation, sale, and distribution; drug possession with intent to manufacture, dispense, sell, and distribute; and first and second degree motor vehicle theft, to the list of convictions that prohibit a person from possessing a firearm.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Gardner
Rep. G. Evans



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