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Criminal Procedure - Firearms - Notification

Sponsored by:

Senator Smith


In the House - Rereferred to Judiciary

Synopsis:Requiring a State's Attorney to notify the court, before a defendant is sentenced, that a conviction prohibits a person from possessing a specified firearm under specified provisions of law; requiring a court to inform a person convicted of a specified disqualifying offense, both verbally and in writing, that the person is prohibited from possessing a firearm under specified provisions of law; and providing that the failure to receive a specified notification is not grounds for relief or a defense for specified criminal violations.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Smith, Astle, Feldman, Ferguson, Guzzone, Kagan, Kelley, King, Lee, Madaleno, Manno, Muse, Peters, Pinsky, Ramirez, Robinson, Rosapepe, Young, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1424
Introduced in a prior session as: HB1001 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee HearingJudiciary
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of
State's Attorneys
Statutes:Article - Criminal Procedure

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November 28, 2017 1:12 P.M.