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2014 House Bill 5659: Authorize firearm seizure in domestic violence incident
  1. Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on June 11, 2014, to authorize the seizure of legally owned firearms if a law enforcement officer has probable cause to believe a domestic violence incident has occurred or that the alleged perpetrator is subject to a personal protection order, “conditional release” order or firearms possession prohibition order, and if the officer believes the firearm exposes the victim to risk of harm. The guns would have to be returned unless the individual is otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms or they are held as evidence of a probable-cause based criminal proceeding.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 11, 2014.

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