Criminal law matters

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1132 concerning criminal law matters authored by Rep. Steuerwald.  The introduced bill contained provisions related to search warrants for DNA samples, procedures for waiver of jury trial and submission of case for … [Read more...]

Juvenile expungements and firearms matters

The House Courts and Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1159 concerning juvenile expungements and firearm matters authored by Rep. Schaibley.  The bill would require juvenile courts to transmit information to Office of Judicial Administration for transmission to NICS upon … [Read more...]

Target shooting liability and agritourism

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 9 on target shooting liability and agritourism.  The bill, authored by Sen. Tomes, provides that a person who goes upon a premises for the purpose of target shooting does not have an assurance that the premises is safe for that … [Read more...]

Juvenile delinquents and firearms

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard SB 16 authored by Sen. Bohacek regarding juvenile delinquents and firearms. This bill creates a new crime by prohibiting a person who has been adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act while armed … [Read more...]

Possession of firearms on school property

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 69 on possession of a firearm on school property authored by Sen. Sandlin. This bill exempts law enforcement and retired law enforcement officers who maintain firearms certification from the prohibition against carrying a firearm … [Read more...]

Machine guns

S.E.A. 119, P.L. 183 Effective: July 1, 2019 Defines "machine gun". Provides that a person may not sell, give, or in any other manner transfer ownership or possession of a machine gun to any person under 18 years of age. Provides that a person who knowingly or … [Read more...]