HB 450

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Jun 15, 2022
  • Passed House Jun 09, 2022
  • Passed Senate Jun 16, 2022
  • Signed by Governor Jun 30, 2022

An Act To Amend The Delaware Code Relating To Deadly Weapons.

Abstract

The Delaware Lethal Firearms Safety Act of 2022 prohibits the manufacture, sale, offer to sell, transfer, purchase, receipt, possession, or transport of assault weapons in Delaware, subject to certain exceptions. One exception is that the Act does not prohibit the possession and transport of firearms that were lawfully possessed or purchased before the effective date of this Act; although for these firearms there are certain restrictions relating to their possession and transport after the effective date of this Act. There are also exceptions for law-enforcement and military personnel in the course of their official duties, and a limited exception for retired law-enforcement personnel. Finally, a person lawfully in possession of an assault weapon prior to the passage of this Act may lawfully transfer the weapon to a member of their family, through inheritance or otherwise. The Act directs the Department of Safety and Homeland Security to develop a procedure for issuance of a voluntary certificate of possession to show lawful possession of an assault weapon prior to the effective date of the Act. A gun owner is not required to apply for the certificate, but a certificate provides a conclusive means of proving lawful possession prior to the passage of this Act. The Department is not permitted to retain copies of issued certificates or identifying information of any applicant. The Act also adds a violation of this Act to the list of predicate crimes for possession of a weapon in a school zone.

Bill Sponsors (27)

Stephanie T. Bolden

     
Primary

Votes


Jun 16, 2022

Jun 09, 2022

Actions


Jun 30, 2022

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 16, 2022

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Finance) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 1 Unfavorable

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage-Unfavorable
Finance

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 13 YES 8 NO

Jun 15, 2022

Senate

Assigned to Finance Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Finance

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Executive) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 3 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Executive

Jun 09, 2022

Senate

Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Executive

House

Amendment HA 2 to HB 450 - Defeated By House. Votes: 19 YES 22 NO

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 450 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

House

Amendment HA 2 to HB 450 - Introduced and Placed With Bill

House

Amendment HA 1 to HB 450 - Passed In House by Voice Vote

House

Passed By House. Votes: 22 YES 19 NO

Jun 08, 2022

House

Reported Out of Committee (Appropriations) in House with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits, 2 Unfavorable

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage-Unfavorable
Appropriations

House

Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations

House

Reported Out of Committee (Administration) in House with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Administration

Jun 02, 2022

House

Introduced and Assigned to Administration Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Administration

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Bill Text PDF HTML
HA 1 to HB 450 HTML PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note PDF

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