Introduced by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on August 18, 2015 To authorize private lawsuits against a local government that violates a state preemption on local firearms ownership or use restrictions, which would allow plaintiffs to collect actual damages and costs if they prevail. Also, to authorize a $5,000 civil fine against elected or appointed local officials who “knowingly and willfully” enact or enforce local restrictions that violate the state preemption. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on August 18, 2015
Reported in the House on December 1, 2015 With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Local Government.
Referred to the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee on December 1, 2015
Reported in the House on May 4, 2016 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.