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2013 House Bill 5092: Establish that open firearms carry is not “brandishing”
  1. Introduced by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on October 22, 2013, to define “brandish” as “to point, wave about, or display in a threatening manner.” Under current law “brandishing” a firearm is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail. See also House Bill 5091.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on October 22, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on March 6, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on March 12, 2014.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on March 12, 2014.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2014.
    1. Passed 105 to 4 in the House on March 13, 2014, to define “brandishing” a firearm as “to point, wave about, or display in a threatening manner with the intent to induce fear.” Under current law “brandishing” is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail. See also House Bill 5091.
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  2. Received in the Senate on March 18, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 18, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 23, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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