RI Gun Control Legislation Status Update

Dexter Liu put this together, a list of the firearms related bills and their current status in the RI legislature.

House Bill No. 5208
BY Diaz, Slater, Ajello, Cimini, Valencia
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — POSSESSION OF FIREARMS BY MINORS (would deem the possession of any firearm by a minor unlawful unless the minor holds a proper permit and unless the minor is in the presence of a parent or guardian or supervising adult at all times)
{LC280/1}
01/30/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5286
(Attorney General)
BY Craven, O`Neill, Lombardi, Marshall, O’Brien
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES (make it unlawful for any person to receive, transport or possess any firearm which has had any maker, model, manufacturer’s number or other mark of id removed, altered, or obliterated, except for antique/collectible weapons legally possessed by collectors)
{LC953/1}
02/06/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5573
BY Finn, Ajello, Cimini, Blazejewski
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (would require possessors of firearms to register those firearms with their local licensing authority, require that information provided in support of firearms applications be retained and maintained rather than destroyed)
{LC1221/1}
02/14/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5659
BY MacBeth, McLaughlin, Marshall, McNamara
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — WEAPONS (would prohibit the possession of knives of any length on school grounds.)
{LC1347/1}
02/27/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
04/02/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5686
BY Chippendale, Costa, Nunes, Bennett, Jacquard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — WEAPONS (would provide for the destruction of the application records for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun, if an applicant is disqualified under the applicable provisions of the general laws)
{LC1327/1}
02/27/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5687
BY Chippendale, Costa, Nunes, Bennett, Jacquard
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (would make changes to the records kept in association with applications to carry firearms)
{LC1325/1}
02/27/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5990
(Governor)
BY Almeida, Blazejewski, Finn, Coderre, Naughton
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — GUN CONTROL AND SAFE FIREARMS ACT (would impose restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons. It would ban large capacity ammunition feed devices.)
{LC2239/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5991
(Governor)
BY Abney, Blazejewski, Ferri, Naughton, Coderre
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — FIREARM VIOLATIONS (would increase the criminal penalties for carrying a stolen firearm while committing a violent crime, and would add a new section to the general laws relating to the possession of a stolen firearm.)
{LC2270/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Resolution No. 5992
(Governor)
BY Ruggiero, Gallison, Martin, Coderre, McNamara
ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND FIREARMS SAFETY TASK FORCE TO REVIEW, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR, STATUTES RELATING TO FIREARMS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES
{LC2272/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5993
(Attorney General)
BY Valencia, Ajello, Handy, Finn, Messier
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES — WEAPONS (would require any person requesting a license or permit to carry a pistol or revolver upon his or her person to undergo a national criminal records check and would limit those authorized to issue said license or permit to the office of attorney general.)
{LC2196/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5994
(Attorney General)
BY Amore, Abney, Blazejewski, Finn, Williams
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (would make a number of changes to the statutes relating to the sale and possession of weapons and to the penalties for violating the same.)
{LC2195/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Resolution No. 5995
(Governor)
BY Tanzi, Cimini, Coderre, Canario, Finn
ENTITLED, JOINT RESOLUTION CREATING A TASK FORCE ON FIREARMS STATUTES TO REVIEW, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR, REVISING THE STATUTORY FRAMEWORK RELATING TO FIREARMS
{LC2271/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 5996
(Governor)
BY Coderre, Naughton, Blazejewski, Ferri, Ucci
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS — RELIEF FROM DISQUALIFIERS BOARD (would create the relief from disqualifier board which would hear petitions from person seeking relief from a federal firearms disability.)
{LC2273/1}
04/11/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/01/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 6005
BY Costa, Giarrusso, Hull, McLaughlin, Chippendale
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – MAINTENANCE OF ORDER ON CAMPUS (would provide that campus police who have completed the requisite training programs may carry firearms.)
{LC2378/1}
04/23/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
05/09/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
House Bill No. 6160
BY Valencia
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (would amend the definition of “licensing authorities” for purposes of this chapter, by removing city or town clerks as the licensing authority for a city or town where there is no chief of police or superintendent of police.)
{LC2485/1}
05/23/2013 Introduced, referred to House Judiciary
06/04/2013 Committee recommended measure be held for further study
Total Bills: 15
Legislative Data Systems Room 1 6/10/2013
State House, Providence, Rhode Island 11:21 AM
  • Chris

    This is very helpfull, thank you for keeping us up to date Dexter!