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2019 House Bill 4434: Revise concealed pistol license violation sanctions
Introduced by Rep. Matt Hall (R) on April 9, 2019
To repeal criminal sanctions for carrying a concealed pistol after a individual's concealed pistol license has expired (currently up to five years in prison and a $2,500 fine), with a civil fine of $330 for carrying a pistol after failing to renew a license that is less than one year past its expiration. Bill supporters contend that the current penalty is excessive for that they call a "paperwork" crime.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Military And Veterans Affairs And Homeland Security Committee on April 9, 2019
Reported in the House on May 7, 2019
Refer to the Committee on Judiciary with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 7, 2019
Reported in the House on May 21, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D) on May 22, 2019
To replace the proposed civil penalty with misdemeanor sanctions of up to 90 days in jail or a $500 fine.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on May 22, 2019
Received in the Senate on June 4, 2019
Referred to the Senate Government Operations Committee on June 4, 2019

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