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S.F. No. 2101 - Enforcement and Consolidation of Mandatory Firearm Transfer Provisions (as amended by the SCS2101A-2 Delete-Everything Amendment)
Author: Senator Eric R. Pratt
Prepared By: Kenneth P. Backhus, Senate Counsel (651/296-4396)
Date: March 6, 2020



Current law prohibits certain persons subject to domestic child abuse protection orders or domestic abuse orders for protection or who have been convicted of domestic assault or of the harassment/stalking crime from possessing firearms. Each of these laws require the court to oversee a process for the mandatory transfer of firearms from the prohibited party. However, there is no process specified to ensure that the transfers have actually occurred.

S.F. No.  2101 requires a court to schedule and hold a compliance hearing within ten business days of issuing a firearms restriction under these laws unless the prohibited party has already filed either the required proofs of transfer or an affidavit that the party does not own or possess a firearm. Also, consolidates the mandatory transfer provisions that currently are codified in four separate sections of law into one new section codified in the firearms chapter.

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