2014 House Bill 5659

Authorize firearm seizure in domestic violence incident

Introduced in the House

June 11, 2014

Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D-9)

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 Committee on Judiciary

Oct. 2, 2014

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors.

Referred to the Committee on Families, Children and Seniors