HB 514-FN - AS INTRODUCED


2019 SESSION
19-0220
04/06

HOUSE BILL 514-FN

AN ACT imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm.

SPONSORS: Rep. Rogers, Merr. 28; Rep. Abbott, Ches. 1; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Muscatel, Graf. 12;
Rep. Chretien, Hills. 42; Rep. Mombourquette, Hills. 5; Rep. Bunker, Rock. 18; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

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ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a waiting period for the delivery of a firearm or ammunition.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
19-0220
04/06

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

AN ACT imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1  New Chapter; Purchase and Delivery of a Firearm or Ammunition.  Amend RSA by inserting after chapter
159-D the following new chapter:
CHAPTER 159-E
PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A FIREARM OR AMMUNITION
159-E:1  Purchase and Delivery of a Firearm or Ammunition.  
I.  No licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector shall transfer, sell, trade,
give, transport, or deliver a firearm or ammunition to any person, other than a licensed importer, licensed
manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector until a waiting period of 7 days, excluding weekends and
legal holidays, has expired.  "Licensed importer," "licensed manufacturer," "licensed dealer," "licensed collector,"
"firearm," and "ammunition" shall have the same meaning as in 18 U.S.C. section 921.   
II.  A licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed collector shall make available records
of firearm and ammunition sales for inspection by any state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency, during
normal business hours.
III.  The waiting period shall not apply in the following circumstances:
(a)  To the trade-in of a firearm to a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, licensed dealer, or licensed
collector.
(b)  To the purchase of a rifle or shotgun, upon a person's successfully completing a minimum of a 16-hour
hunter safety course offered by the department of fish and game.  A person who is exempt from the hunter
safety course offered by the fish and game department and holds a valid New Hampshire hunting license shall be
exempt from the waiting period under this section for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun.
(c)  When a rifle or shotgun is being purchased by a state, county, or municipal law enforcement officer, state or
county correctional officer, or an active duty member of the armed forces as defined in RSA 21:50, III.  
159-E:2  Penalty.  Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a class B felony.  
2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

LBAO
19-0220
1/3/19

Sponsors


Jacqueline Cali-Pitts (D)
Rebecca McBeath (D)
Janice Schmidt (D)
Kenneth Vincent (d)
Liz McConnell (D)
Martha Fuller Clark (D)
Peter Somssich (d)
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Bill Docket
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Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    
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G-Status:
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Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm:
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Next/Last Hearing:
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HB109 -FN
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Bill Docket
Bill Status
Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    
Title: requiring background checks for commercial firearms sales.
G-Status:
HOUSE
House Status:
IN COMMITTEE
Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm:
HouseCriminal Justice and Public Safety
Next/Last Hearing:
02/13/2019 at 01:00 PM    LOB Room 204





HB514 -FN
Session Year 2019
Bill Docket
Bill Status
Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    
Title: imposing a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a firearm.
G-Status:
HOUSE
House Status:
IN COMMITTEE
Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm:
HouseCriminal Justice and Public Safety
Next/Last Hearing:
02/13/2019 at 02:30 PM    LOB Room 204





HB564
Session Year 2019
Bill Docket
Bill Status
Bill Text[HTML] [PDF]    
Title: relative to possession of firearms in safe school zones.
G-Status:
HOUSE
House Status:
IN COMMITTEE
Senate Status:

Next/Last Comm:
HouseEducation
Next/Last Hearing:
Time not specified