2019 Senate Bill 156

Authorize “extreme risk” firearm seizures from individuals

Introduced in the Senate

Feb. 28, 2019

Introduced by Sen. Mallory McMorrow (D-13)

To authorize courts to order firearms to be seized from an individual based on a “reasonable cause to believe” that the person poses “a significant risk of personal injury to himself or herself or others.” Family members, a former or current spouse, an individual who has a child in common with the target, roommates, or a person in a “dating relationship” with the target could petition a court to issue an order to seize the individual’s firearms, and the court could issue this order without any notice to the target. The bill prescribes standards and procedures for this, and an appeals process. The court order would be in effect for up to one year and could be renewed.

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations