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2014 Senate Bill 965: Expand air gun exemption from firearm laws
  1. Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on June 2, 2014, to revise the definition of “firearm” to exclude an air, gas or spring powered gun that fires a projectile larger than .177 caliber.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 2, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on July 16, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on September 24, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on September 24, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on September 24, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Johnson (R) on December 10, 2014. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2014.
  4. Passed 95 to 11 in the House on December 11, 2014, to revise the definition of “firearm” in the law against going armed with malicious intent or carrying a loaded gun in a vehicle (without a concealed pistol permit), so that it applies to "a pneumatic gun (air gun) designed, manufactured, and intended to inflict death or serious bodily injury".
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 15, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 16, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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