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2021 House Bill 5187: Prohibit bans on gun sales during state of emergency
Introduced by Rep. Andrew Fink (R) on July 1, 2021
To amend the 1976 law that authorizes a governor to assume extraordinary powers during an emergency, including the statewide “lockdowns” ordered under the 2020 coronavirus epidemic (but only with legislative consent, which was not forthcoming after the initial lockdown period). The bill would prohibit a governor from using this law to ban the sale or purchase of lawfully possessed firearms, ammunition, or other weapons during a declared emergency or disaster; and also ban imposing additional gun and ammunition-related registration mandates, gun seizures, and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on July 1, 2021
Reported in the House on November 4, 2021
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Felicia Brabec (D) on March 8, 2022
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 5066 to 5069, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. Those bills from are a Democratic legislative package authorizing more rules and restrictions on firearms owners.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Amos O'Neal (D) on March 8, 2022
To tie-bar the bill to House Bills 5371 and 5372, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. Those bills from are a Democratic legislative package authorizing firearm ownership restrictions on individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence crimes.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 8, 2022
Received in the Senate on March 15, 2022
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on March 15, 2022

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