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2017 House Bill 4416: Allow law-abiding citizens to carry pistol without special permit
Introduced by Rep. Michele Hoitenga (R) on March 28, 2017 To establish that a person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm may carry a gun in public including a concealed pistol. In other words, the bill would eliminate the requirement for a law-abiding citizen to get a special permit to carry a concealed pistol.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 28, 2017
Reported in the House on May 30, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. William Sowerby (D) on June 6, 2017 To require a person to have taken a pistol training or safety program before carrying a concealed pistol, and then carry a certificate of course completion when going armed.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on June 6, 2017 To extend the current permit requirement for carrying a concealed pistol to carrying any gun outside a person's own home, business or property.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Christine Greig (D) on June 6, 2017 To leave in place a ban on individuals under age 21 carrying a concealed firearm.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2017
Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Hoadley (D) on June 6, 2017 To ban individuals who have committed certain misdemeanors in the past eight years from carrying a concealed firearm.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 6, 2017
Passed 59 to 49 in the House on June 7, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish that a person who is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm may carry a gun in public including a concealed pistol. In other words, the bill would eliminate the requirement for a law-abiding citizen to get a special permit to carry a concealed pistol.
Received in the Senate on June 13, 2017
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 13, 2017

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