Tracking List: Firearms


HB63 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ammunition.
Sponsor: Rep. Abby Major (R)
Summary: (PN 52) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), and 53 (Municipalities Generally), in firearms and other dangerous articles, to further provide for a limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition. Adds language preventing location jurisdictions from imposing ordinances in relation to regulation of firearms and ammunition more restrictive than laws passed by the General Assembly. Portions are effective in 90 days, and the remainder is effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 52 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/07/2023 
H - Introduced

03/07/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB154 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police, repealing provisions relating to firearm sales surcharge and to Firearm Records Check Fund and further providing for licensing of dealers and for administrative regulations.
Sponsor: Rep. Jason Ortitay (R)
Summary: (PN 131) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police, repealing provisions, and providing for licensing of dealers and for administrative regulations. Repeals the Pennsylvania Instant Check System and provides for criminal background and mental health checks to be conducted through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Effective in 360 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 131 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/08/2023 
H - Introduced

03/08/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB197 (T) - An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for emergency relief by minor judiciary.
Sponsor: Rep. Joseph Hogan (R)
Summary: (PN 155) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in protection from abuse, further providing for emergency relief by minor judiciary. Provides an order issued under subsection (a) shall expire at the end of the next business day the court deems itself available, unless a court by local rule provides that orders issued under subsection (a) expire when the court holds a hearing under this chapter or within 10 business days, whichever occurs sooner. Further provides that orders issued in counties that adopted a local rule under this subsection shall be entered into the statewide registry in accordance with section 6105(e) (relating to responsibilities of law enforcement agencies). Provides that in a county where by local rule an order issued under subsection (a) expires when the court holds a hearing under this chapter, upon issuance of an emergency order, the hearing office shall provide both the plaintiff and the defendant notice of the date, time and place of the hearing before the court of common pleas for the issuance of a final order or the continuation of a temporary order and shall provide the plaintiff notice of the procedures for initiating a contempt charge should the defendant violate the emergency order. Further directs the hearing officer to advise the plaintiff of the existence of programs for victims of domestic violence in the county or nearby counties and inform the plaintiff of the availability of legal assistance without cost if the plaintiff is unable to pay for them. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 155 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/08/2023 
H - Introduced

03/08/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB217 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in general provisions relating to home rule and optional plan government, repealing provisions relating to limitation on municipal powers.
Sponsor: Rep. Mary Isaacson (D)
Summary: (PN 177) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in general, relating to home rule. Provides for an exception. Repeals provisions relating to limitation on municipal powers. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 177 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/08/2023 
H - Introduced

03/08/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB226 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police and providing for self-exclusion from purchasing a firearm.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 188) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), adding language providing for self-exclusion from purchasing a firearm. Requires the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) to establish and maintain a list of persons self-excluded from purchasing a firearm or receiving a firearm by transfer. Provides a person may, in a form and manner to be established by the PSP, request placement on the voluntary self-exclusion list. Further provides for period of exclusion and removal from the self-exclusion list. Also provides the list shall not be open to public inspection. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 188 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/10/2023 
H - Introduced

03/10/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB227 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school security, providing for school armed guards.
Sponsor: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R)
Summary: (PN 202) Amends the Public School Code, in school security, providing for school armed guards. Requires each school entity that met tier 1 baseline criteria for physical security established by the School Safety and Security Committee to assign at least one school armed guard to each school building, designate a point or points of entry in each building through which each individual must enter and exit, except in the event of a fire drill, school security drill or emergency evacuation and equip each exterior door of a school building that has not been designated a point of entry and exit with a clearly marked sign designating the door as an emergency exit only and an audible alarm that sounds when the door is opened within one year of the section's effective date. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 202 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/10/2023 
H - Introduced

03/10/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB234 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school security, providing for training requirements for school police officers and school security guards.
Sponsor: Rep. Carol Hill-Evans (D)
Summary: (PN 195) Amends Public School Code, in school security, providing for training requirements for school police officers and school security guards. Further provides for the duty of the board of directors and administration. Establishes that the Department of Education (PDE) has the duty to approve all school board-adopted or administration-adopted policies and the authority to promulgate rules and regulations consistent with this section and to issue certification or recertification upon successful completion of the mandated and approved training course. Further provides for qualifications for admission into a training course. Directs PDE to issue a certification to the individual upon successful completion of the required training course, further providing for certification renewal upon successful completion of 20 hours of continuing education. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 195 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/10/2023 
H - Introduced

03/10/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB241 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, further providing for exclusions from tax.
Sponsor: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R)
Summary: (PN 204) Amends the Tax Reform Code, in sales and use tax, excluding firearms and ammunition from sales tax. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 204 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/10/2023 
H - Introduced

03/10/2023 
H - Referred to - House Finance

HB335 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons.
Sponsor: Rep. Ben V. Sanchez (D)
Summary: (PN 2576) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons. Removes certain language providing for an exception. Defines accelerated trigger activator and machinegun. Further provides for the definition of offensive weapons to include machinegun and accelerated trigger activator. Section 2 and section 3 of this act are effective immediately. The remainder of this act shall be effective 30 days after the publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin of the notice under section 2 of this act. (Prior Printer Number: 298)   (PN 298) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, prohibiting accelerated trigger activators. Portions are effective immediately and the remainder is effective upon publications.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 298 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2576 -  HTML  PDF 
01/17/2024 - House Democratic Caucus Summary -  PDF 
Bill History:
03/13/2023 
H - Introduced

03/13/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary



01/17/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - First consideration

02/06/2024 
H - Laid on the table

05/01/2024 
H - Removed from table

05/06/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

05/06/2024 
H - Laid out for discussion

05/06/2024 
H - Second consideration

05/06/2024 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

05/07/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Appropriations

05/07/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

05/07/2024 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

05/07/2024 
H - Laid out for discussion

05/07/2024 
H - Third consideration and defeated on final passage 

05/07/2024 
H - Motion to reconsider final passage

HB336 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibiting certain assault weapons.
Sponsor: Rep. Ben V. Sanchez (D)
Summary: (PN 2577) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibiting certain assault weapons. Defines an offense prohibiting certain assault weapons. Removes certain language providing for semiautomatic firearms in the definition of assault weapon. Adds language detailing the criteria for a semiautomatic firearm. Defines large-capacity magazine. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 299)   (PN 299) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, defining an offense prohibiting certain assault weapons. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 299 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2577 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/13/2023 
H - Introduced

03/13/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


01/17/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - First consideration

02/06/2024 
H - Laid on the table

HB337 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Ben V. Sanchez (D)
Summary: (PN 300) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibits the seller of a firearm from delivering a firearm to the purchaser or transferee until 48 hours have elapsed from time of the application for the purchase and when delivered, except in transfer between spouses, parent and child or between a grandparent and grandchild, provides for the firearm to be delivered unloaded and securely wrapped; further prohibits an individual facilitating a transfer of a firearm between two persons who are not licensed importers to deliver the firearm to the purchaser or transferee until a period of 72 hours has elapsed from the time of purchase. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 300 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/13/2023 
H - Introduced

03/13/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB338 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Ben V. Sanchez (D)
Summary: (PN 1090) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm to specify an owner or other person in lawful possession of a firearm who loses or has stolen their firearm shall report the missing firearm to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) within 72 hours. Adds that the information provided to law enforcement must be entered into the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database within 24 hours. Makes technical adjustments. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 301) (PN 301) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm to specify an owner or other person in lawful possession of a firearm who loses or has stolen their firearm shall report the missing firearm to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) within 72 hours. Provides guidelines for reporting a missing firearm and receiving a report. Provides first offenses are punishable by a fine of not more than $500, second degree misdemeanors for a second offense and a first degree misdemeanor for a third offense. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1090 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1090 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 301 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/13/2023 
H - Introduced

03/13/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - First consideration

05/01/2023 
H - Laid on the table

05/02/2023 
H - Removed from table

05/03/2023 
H - Second consideration

05/03/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Constitutionality Sustained

05/22/2023 
H - Third consideration and defeated on final passage

05/22/2023 
H - Motion to reconsider final passage

HB355 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for duties of the Pennsylvania State Police and for altering or obliterating marks of identification and providing for destruction of confiscated or recovered firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Mary Isaacson (D)
Summary: (PN 318) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms to specify nothing in provisions may be construed to authorize the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) or other law enforcement to sell or transfer any confiscated firearm in possession of PSP or other law enforcement. Further providing for duties of PSP to indicate law enforcement shall destroy a recovered firearm if it has not been identified within 120 days. Providing for destruction of confiscated or recovered firearms to specify law enforcement shall destroy unidentified firearms, barring certain exceptions, by melting in a safe environment after having been cataloged. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 318 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/13/2023 
H - Introduced

03/13/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB465 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for prohibited conduct during public demonstrations.
Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D)
Summary: (PN 433) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for prohibited conduct during public demonstrations. Prohibits having in the person's possession, or immediate access to, including in a vehicle, a firearm or other dangerous article while participating in or attending a public demonstration held at a public place in Pennsylvania or having in the person's possession or in a vehicle at a point within 1,000 feet of a demonstration at a public place in Pennsylvania a firearm or other dangerous article after having been advised by a law enforcement officer that a demonstration is taking place at the public place and ordered by the law enforcement officer to vacate the public place until the person is no longer in possession of a firearm or dangerous articles. Provides for exceptions to people in possession of a firearm or other dangerous article in a private dwelling or place of business. Further provides that a person commits a felony of the third degree if in violation of this act. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 433 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/16/2023 
H - Introduced

03/16/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB483 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for gun violence task forces.
Sponsor: Rep. Jared G. Solomon (D)
Summary: (PN 451) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for gun violence task forces. Establishes a gun violence task force in each county that exceeds the age-adjusted, firearm-related death rate per 100,000 goal contained in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health People 2030 initiative. Allows for the establishment of a gun violence task in other counties. A gun violence task force shall be under the authority of the attorney general. Grants powers and duties to the task forces. Provides for the composition of the task forces. Establishes the task force shall be funded from annual General Fund appropriations and funding shall be under the control of the attorney general. Provides for investigatory teams, arrest or other criminal action notice, and preemptive jurisdiction over certain offenses. Provides that the attorney general shall make an annual report on the operation of gun violence task forces by October 1 of each year as well as establishes who shall receive the report and what the report shall contain. Effective in 90 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 451 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/16/2023 
H - Introduced

03/16/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


01/17/2024 
H - Passed over in committee - House Judiciary


04/17/2024 
H - Passed over in committee - House Judiciary

HB566 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses.
Sponsor: Rep. David H. Zimmerman (R)
Summary: (PN 538) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses by adding that the governing authority of a county may, after consultation with the sheriff or, in a city of the first class, the chief of police, waive certain fees for an applicant who is an honorably discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States or is 65 years of age or older. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 538 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/20/2023 
H - Introduced

03/20/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB586 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for encoded ammunition, imposing duties on manufacturers, sellers and owners of ammunition, providing for the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Pennsylvania State Police and the Secretary of Revenue, establishing the encoded ammunition database and the Encoded Ammunition Database Fund, imposing an encoded ammunition database tax and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D)
Summary: (PN 560) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, to provide for encoded ammunition. Imposes duties on manufacturers, sellers and owners of ammunition, provides for the powers and duties of the of Pennsylvania State Police and the Secretary of Revenue and establishes the encoded ammunition database and the Encoded Ammunition Database Fund. Imposes a tax to fund the database. Inserts definitions for use in the act. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 560 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/20/2023 
H - Introduced

03/20/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB596 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for sale or transfer of firearms and providing for Gun Violence Task Force in cities of the first class.
Sponsor: Rep. Craig Williams (R)
Summary: (PN 797) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for sale or transfer of the firearm. Provides that the subsection does apply for any case after September 2, 2021, and before the effective date or after December 31, 2025. Establishes the Gun Violence Task Force in cities of the first class under the authority of the attorney general. Provides for the powers and duties of the task force to include investigating and prosecuting violations of Sections 6105 (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms) and 6111 (relating to sale or transfer of firearms), and similar offenses under federal law, in a city of the first class. Initiating prosecutions only in federal or state courts located in a city of the first class and allows for the use of an investigatory team. Outlines the composition of the task force. Appropriates funding for the task force from the general fund annually and places the funds under the authority of the attorney general. Requires notices by law enforcement agencies as part of a task force of any arrests or other criminal actions and proceedings involving an alleged violation of Sections 6105 or 6111. Grants preemptive jurisdiction to the attorney general over certain offenses, including proceedings for the forfeiture or condemnation of property. Outlines the requirements for the attorney general to assume preemptive prosecutorial jurisdiction. Provides for exclusions of preemptive jurisdiction including cases outside of cities of first class unless requested in writing by the attorney general. Requires annual reports by the attorney general on the operation of the task force and outlines the reporting requirements. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 797 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/21/2023 
H - Introduced

03/21/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB644 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area.
Sponsor: Rep. Donna Bullock (D)
Summary: (PN 583) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area. Defines and grades the offense, as well as provides exceptions. Specifies definitions. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 583 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/21/2023 
H - Introduced

03/21/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB689 (Chapter 36) (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, further providing for definitions, for general regulations, for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access, for exceptions, for effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access and for employer immunity from liability.
Sponsor: Rep. Jordan A. Harris (D)
Summary: (PN 2310) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in criminal history record information, to define qualifying offense. Further provides for general regulations, to detail dissemination to noncriminal justice agencies and individuals. Further provides that the additional exceptions in the act shall not apply to the Department of Human Services (DHS) for verification of information as required by law. Provides for expungement, specifying when criminal history record information in a specific criminal proceeding shall be expunged. Provides that nothing in this paragraph shall permit a county clerk of courts or any other official to refuse access to criminal history record information related to convictions that have not been afforded limited access solely because one or more charges arising out of the same conduct or criminal episode have been afforded limited access. Further provides for automatic expungement pursuant to pardon. Further providing for petition for limited access to reduce the time a person must be free from conviction to seven years. Adds language to provide for additional criteria, exceptions and consolidation. Further providing for clean slate limited access to indicate criminal history pertaining to a conviction of an offense if a person has been free for seven years from conviction shall have limited access. Provides for criminal history record information pertaining to a conviction for which a conditional pardon was granted. Adds language to further provide for exceptions, detailing limited access not applicable, consolidation, limited access to same case and filing. Further providing for effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access to stipulate that criminal history records not expunged or provided limited access shall not be used by any individual or noncriminal justice agency for employment, housing or school matriculation purposes. Further providing for employer immunity from liability to outline voluntary disclosure of criminal history. The amendment or additions shall be effective in 180 days. The remainder of the act shall be effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 634, 1139, 1360, 1988)   (PN 1988) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in criminal history record information, to define qualifying offense. Further provides for general regulations, to detail dissemination to noncriminal justice agencies and individuals. Further provides that the additional exceptions in the act shall not apply to the Department of Human Services (DHS) for verification of information as required by law. Provides for expungement, specifying when criminal history record information in a specific criminal proceeding shall be expunged. Further provides for automatic expungement pursuant to pardon. Further providing for petition for limited access to reduce the time a person must be free from conviction to seven years. Adds language to provide for additional criteria, exceptions and consolidation. Further providing for clean slate limited access to indicate criminal history pertaining to a conviction of an offense if a person has been free for seven years from conviction shall have limited access. Provides for criminal history record information pertaining to a conviction for which a conditional pardon was granted. Adds language to further provide for exceptions, detailing limited access not applicable, consolidation, limited access to same case and filing. Further providing for effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access to stipulate that criminal history records not expunged or provided limited access shall not be used by any individual or noncriminal justice agency for employment, housing or school matriculation purposes. Further providing for employer immunity from liability to outline voluntary disclosure of criminal history. The amendment or additions shall be effective in 180 days. The remainder of the act shall be effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 634, 1139, 1360)   (PN 1360) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to amend the definition of qualifying offense. Further providing for general regulations to specify the additional exceptions in the act shall not apply to the Department of Human Services (DHS) for verification of information as required by law. Further providing for petition for limited access to reduce the time a person must be free from conviction to seven years. Adds language to provide for additional criteria to include a qualifying offense. Further providing for clean slate limited access to indicate criminal history pertaining to a conviction of an offense if a person has been free for 10 years from conviction shall have limited access. Further providing for effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access to stipulate criminal history records not expunged or provided limited access shall not be used by any individual or noncriminal justice agency for employment, housing or school matriculation purposes. Further providing for employer immunity from liability to outline voluntary disclosure of criminal history. Amendment or additions shall be effective in 180 days, the remainder of the act shall be effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 634, 1139)   (PN 1139) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), further providing for definitions to insert a definition for qualifying offense. Adds "and share the same offense tracking number) to "one docket number". Makes technical adjustments. Effective in 180 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 634)   (PN 634) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), further providing for definitions to insert a definition for qualifying offense. Further providing for general regulations to specify provisions shall not apply to the Department of State for verification of information provided by a candidate for public office concerning eligibility. Further providing for petition for limited access to reduce the time a person must be free from conviction to seven years. Further providing for clean slate limited access to indicate criminal history pertaining to a conviction of an offense if a person has been free for 10 years from conviction shall have limited access. Further providing for effects of expunged records and records subject to limited access to stipulate criminal history records not expunged or provided limited access shall not be used by any individual or noncriminal justice agency for employment, housing or school matriculation purposes. Further providing for employer immunity from liability to outline voluntary disclosure of criminal history. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1360 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1360 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1139 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 634 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1988 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2310 -  HTML  PDF 
12/13/2023 - House Democratic Caucus Summary -  PDF 
12/13/2023 - House Republican Caucus Summary -  PDF 
Bill History:
03/24/2023 
H - Introduced

03/24/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

05/03/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

05/03/2023 
H - First consideration

05/03/2023 
H - Laid on the table

05/23/2023 
H - Removed from table

05/24/2023 
H - Second consideration, with amendments

05/24/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

06/05/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

06/05/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

06/06/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

09/19/2023 
S - Reported as amended - Senate Judiciary

09/19/2023 
S - First consideration

10/25/2023 
S - Laid on the table

10/25/2023 
S - Removed from table

11/14/2023 
S - Laid out for discussion

11/14/2023 
S - Amended

11/15/2023 
S - Second consideration

11/15/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations


12/13/2023 
S - Voted Favorably From Committee - Senate Appropriations

12/13/2023 
S - Re-reported as committed - Senate Appropriations

12/13/2023 
S - Laid out for discussion

12/13/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

12/13/2023 
H - Received as amended in the House and referred to - House Rules

12/13/2023 
H - Re-reported on concurrence, as committed - House Rules

12/13/2023 
H - Laid out for discussion

12/13/2023 
H - House concurred in Senate amendments 

12/13/2023 
H - Signed in House

12/13/2023 
S - Signed in Senate

12/14/2023 
G - Presented to the Governor

12/14/2023 
G - Approved by the Governor - Act 36

03/20/2024 
H - Discussed during informational meeting - House Judiciary

03/20/2024 
H - Discussed during informational meeting - House Health

06/11/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

HB690 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations) and 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license and for licenses, providing for firearm eligibility license, for application for firearm eligibility license, for fee and qualification, for investigations and training course and for issuance and terms and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for proof of license and exception and for administrative regulations; and making editorial changes.
Sponsor: Rep. Emily Kinkead (D)
Summary: (PN 635) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility, providing definitions for firearm eligibility license and qualified firearm instructor. Further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms to include persons who do not possess a valid firearm eligibility license. Requires a firearm eligibility license to purchase a firearm within the commonwealth and outlines exceptions to the license and requires confirmation of the license with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) for issuance. Details the application form and application process to receive a license. Enumerates license fees. Provides the PSP commissioner is empowered to develop and implement a firearms training course for the license. Provides for exceptions and immunity to the license. Defines issuing authority. Details issuance of eligibility licenses and the acceptance and denial process. Indicates eligibility licenses shall be valid for a period of five years unless extended or revoked. Further providing for Pennsylvania State Police to impose duties needed for the issuance of a license. Amends Titles 23 (Domestic Relations) and 34 (Game) to reflect provisions relating to firearms eligibility licenses. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 635 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/24/2023 
H - Introduced

03/24/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB712 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry S. Warren (D)
Summary: (PN 658) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. Provides an owner or other person in lawful possession of a firearm who suffers the loss or theft of the firearm shall provide the loss or theft to the Pennsylvania State Police within 24 hours. If the firearm owner fails to provide notice of the firearm's loss or theft, and then the firearm is used in a crime, the owner may be held civilly liable for any damages resulting from the crime. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 658 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/27/2023 
H - Introduced

03/27/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB713 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of a firearm when residing with a person not to possess a firearm.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry S. Warren (D)
Summary: (PN 659) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to provide for safe storage of a firearm when residing with a person not to possess a firearm. Provides that a person who own a firearm and resides with person who cannot own a firearm shall secure the firearm in a proper, secure device. Implements penalties for violations of the act. Outlines defenses to prosecution. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 659 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/27/2023 
H - Introduced

03/27/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB714 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, repealing provisions relating to sale or transfer of firearms, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police and providing for duty to report to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry S. Warren (D)
Summary: (PN 1150) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offense), further providing for sale or transfer of firearm to make a related repeal. Further providing for Pennsylvania State Police and providing for duty to report to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Requires notice to the Attorney General and ICE if an instantaneous records check indicates that a potential purchaser or transferee of a firearm is illegally or unlawfully in the US. Strikes provisions relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Establishes a duty to report to ICE. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 660) (PN 660) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offense), further providing for sale or transfer of firearm to make related repeal. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1150 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1150 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 660 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/27/2023 
H - Introduced

03/27/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - First consideration

05/01/2023 
H - Laid on the table

05/02/2023 
H - Removed from table

05/03/2023 
H - Second consideration, with amendments

05/03/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

06/02/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

04/04/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

HB731 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for locking device for firearms; providing for safe storage of firearm when not in use; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 1091) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for locking devices for firearms. Provides for the safe storage of firearms when not in use. Imposes penalties. Requires safe storage of a firearm when not in use. Provides for exceptions, including if the firearm is on the person's body or within close enough proximity. Establishes penalties to include a summary offense, if it is the first offense, a misdemeanor of the third degree for subsequent offenses, or a felony of the third degree if another person takes possession of the firearm and the firearm is used in the commission of a crime or used in an event that results in the injury or death of another person. Provides for exceptions to the act. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 674) (PN 674) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for locking devices for firearms. Adds a definition for "firearm" to include a weapon that is designed to or readily convertible to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive or the frame or receiver of a weapon. Makes a technical adjustment. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1091 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1091 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 674 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/28/2023 
H - Introduced

03/28/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - First consideration

05/01/2023 
H - Laid on the table

05/02/2023 
H - Removed from table

05/03/2023 
H - Second consideration

05/03/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

06/29/2023 
H - Laid on the Table (Pursuant to House Rule 71)

03/04/2024 
H - Discussed during public hearing - House Democratic Policy

05/01/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

HB737 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police and for licensing of dealers.
Sponsor: Rep. Kevin J. Boyle (D)
Summary: (PN 686) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police and for licensing of dealers. Adds that the dealer and an employee of a dealer who engages in the sale of firearms have to undergo a background check. Makes editorial changes. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 686 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/28/2023 
H - Introduced

03/28/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB738 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for large capacity ammunition magazine permit and for large capacity ammunition magazines prohibition; authorizing the Attorney General to issue permits; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Kevin J. Boyle (D)
Summary: (PN 687) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), providing for large capacity ammunition magazine permit and for large capacity ammunition magazines prohibition; authorizing the attorney general to issue permits; and imposing penalties. Allows the attorney general to issue a permit for the sale, offering or exposing for sale, use, purchase, possession or control of large capacity ammunition magazines. Provides for large capacity magazine prohibitions and defines the offense to include anyone who sells, offers or exposes for sale a large capacity magazine, or uses, purchases, possesses or otherwise controls one. Allows for exceptions including the legal possession before the effective date of the act, purchase of a government officer, by a federal, state or local historical society, museum or institutional collection or a person who is not prohibited under Federal or State law, for use on a shooting range. Provides for penalties including a misdemeanor of the second degree and provides the grading of the offense according to the number of repeated offenses. Adds further definitions. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 687 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/28/2023 
H - Introduced

03/28/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB743 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in criminal history record information, providing for unified criminal justice data collection.
Sponsor: Rep. Aerion Abney (D)
Summary: (PN 692) Amends Title 18 (Crime and Offenses), in criminal history record information, providing for unified criminal justice data collection. Establishes the unified criminal justice data collection program by the commission, to collect, record and analyze data regarding defendants who are 18 years or older. Requires the collection of data from the time a defendant enters the criminal justice system through the final disposition of the case. Outlines the data content requirements. Establishes an annual report by the commission on the program. Adds further definitions. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 692 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/28/2023 
H - Introduced

03/28/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB766 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms; and abrogating regulations.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 715) Amends Title 18 (Crimes), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms to provide in the case of a purchase or transfer of a firearm at a lawful gun show, meet or auction a potential purchaser or transferee who use the instantaneous background check system may use the sale approval number for later purchases or transfers at the same event. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 715 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/30/2023 
H - Introduced

03/30/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB774 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry A. Stambaugh (R)
Summary: (PN 723) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing the sale or transfer of firearms shall not be subject to disclosure to an individual or entity unless the potential purchaser, transferee or applicant is subject to criminal prosecution under state law or a similar offense under federal law and the information provided by the potential purchaser, transferee or applicant may be used as evidence in the criminal prosecution. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 723 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/30/2023 
H - Introduced

03/30/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB776 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for the offense of undetectable firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Morgan Cephas (D)
Summary: (PN 725) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses),in firearms and other dangerous articles, to provide for the offense of undetectable firearms as a felony of the third degree. Specifies it shall be unlawful for a person to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer or receive a firearm constructed entirely of a nonmetal substance, or a firearm that does not include at least one major component of a firearm constructed entirely of a metal substance, including a barrel, slide, cylinder, frame or receiver. Inserts a defintion for "major component." Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 725 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/30/2023 
H - Introduced

03/30/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB777 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and providing for the offense of sale of firearm or firearm parts without serial numbers and for privately made firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Morgan Cephas (D)
Summary: (PN 2578) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and providing for the offense of sale of firearm or firearm parts without serial numbers and for privately made firearms. Inserts definitions for use in the act. Adds sections providing for sale of firearm or firearm parts without serial numbers and privately made firearms. Changes language to assert that the sale or transfer of a firearm or firearm parts without serial numbers is a felony of the third degree. Details expectations for owners of privately made firearms to follow. Outlines refusal. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 726)   (PN 726) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) to provide for the offense of the sale of a firearm or firearm parts without serial numbers as a felony of the second degree. Inserts definitions for use in the act. Details expectations for owners of privately made firearms to follow. Outlines refusal. Effective in 60 days. 
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 726 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2578 -  HTML  PDF 
03/27/2024 - House Fiscal Note -  PDF 
Bill History:
03/30/2023 
H - Introduced

03/30/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary



01/17/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - First consideration

02/06/2024 
H - Laid on the table

03/04/2024 
H - Discussed during public hearing - House Democratic Policy

03/25/2024 
H - Removed from table

03/26/2024 
H - Laid out for discussion

03/26/2024 
H - Second consideration

03/26/2024 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

03/27/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Appropriations

03/27/2024 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

03/27/2024 
H - Laid out for discussion

03/27/2024 
H - Constitutionality Sustained 

03/27/2024 
H - Third consideration and final passage 

04/04/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

04/12/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

HB821 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms and establishing the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program and the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program Fund.
Sponsor: Rep. Jose Giral (D)
Summary: (PN 778) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms exclude from provisions the purchase of firearms by a chief law enforcement officer or a designee from the gun buyback program. Inserts definitions for commissioner, firearm, fund, law enforcement officer, program and sheriff. Establishes the Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program to reduce violence and crime in the community by offering an incentive for the surrender of a firearm to a participating law enforcement officer or sheriff. Confers powers and duties upon the attorney general. The Pennsylvania Gun Buyback Program Fund is established within the State Treasury to fund the program. Effective in 120 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 778 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/03/2023 
H - Introduced

04/03/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB893 (T) - An Act providing for Second Amendment Preservation Act, for limitation of Federal law and for private cause of action; and imposing a penalty.
Sponsor: Rep. Barry J. Jozwiak (R)
Summary: (PN 875) The Second Amendment Preservation Act provides all federal action that infringes on the people's right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of Pennsylvania shall be invalid, not recognized, specifically rejected and considered null and void without effect in the commonwealth; and imposing a misdemeanor offense for violation with the punishment of up to five years of imprisonment and a fine of $10,000. Provides for enforcement and private cause of action. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 875 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/12/2023 
H - Introduced

04/12/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB898 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for firearms not to be carried without a license, for the offense of possession of firearm by minor and for loans on, or lending or giving firearms prohibited.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 880) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for firearms not to be carried without a license, for the offense of possession of firearm by minor and for loans on, lending, or giving firearms. Requires individuals to be 21 years of age or older for sportsman's firearm permits. Prohibits individuals under 21 years of age from possessing or transporting a firearm. Provides for an exception if the individual owned the firearm prior to January 1, 2025. Requires individuals to be 21 years of age or older to own a firearm. Effective January 1, 2025. (PN 880) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for firearms not to be carried without a license, for the offense of possession of firearm by minor and for loans on, lending, or giving firearms. Requires individuals to be 21 years of age or older for sportsman's firearm permits. Prohibits individuals under 21 years of age from possessing or transporting a firearm. Provides for an exception if the individual owned the firearm prior to January 1, 2025. Requires individuals to be 21 years of age or older to own a firearm. Effective January 1, 2025.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 880 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/12/2023 
H - Introduced

04/12/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB912 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 900) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, further providing for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility. Removes Section 913(e) related to facilities for checking firearms or other dangerous weapons within court facilities. Adds lobbies to the definition of "court facility." Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1472 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 900 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/17/2023 
H - Introduced

04/17/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

06/07/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

06/07/2023 
H - First consideration

06/07/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

09/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Rules

09/22/2023 
H - Laid on the table

09/22/2023 
H - Removed from table

09/22/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

05/01/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

HB941 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for parental firearm liability for minor's negligence or willful misconduct.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 2305) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in particular rights and immunities, providing for parental firearm liability for minor's negligence or willful misconduct. Specifies that if a parent, guardian or other individual legally responsible for a minor permits the minor to use or possess a firearm, any negligence or willful misconduct of the minor in connection with the use or possession of the firearm shall be imputed to the individual who permits the use or possession for all purposes of criminal penalties, civil damages, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that person is jointly and severally liable with the minor for any and all damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct if the parent, guardian or other individual legally responsible for the minor knows certain criteria. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 928)   (PN 928) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for parental firearm liability for minor's negligence or willful misconduct. Specifies that if a parent, guardian or other individual legally responsible for a minor permits the minor to use or possess a firearm, any negligence or willful misconduct of the minor in connection with the use or possession of the firearm shall be imputed to the individual who permits the use or possession for all purposes of criminal penalties, civil damages, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, that person is jointly and severally liable with the minor for any and all damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct if the parent, guardian or other individual legally responsible for the minor knows certain criteria. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 928 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2305 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/17/2023 
H - Introduced

04/17/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


11/14/2023 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - House Judiciary

11/14/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

11/14/2023 
H - First consideration

11/14/2023 
H - Laid on the table

03/04/2024 
H - Discussed during public hearing - House Democratic Policy

HB1018 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition; in community and municipal courts, further providing for masters; adding provisions relating to extreme risk protection orders; imposing duties on the Office of Attorney General; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Jennifer O'Mara (D)
Summary: (PN 1152) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition. In community and municipal courts, further providing for masters. Outlines provisions relating to extreme risk protection orders. Adds offenses of the act are felonies of the third degree if a petitioner knowingly, intentionally or recklessly makes a false statement. Effective in 90 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 960) (PN 1152) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition. In community and municipal courts, further providing for masters. Adds provisions relating to extreme risk protection orders. The bill provides for extreme risk orders regarding access to firearms. Changes the crime classification from first to second degree. Makes technical adjustments. Adds the expiration of an extreme risk protection order to the list of reasons for the return of a firearm. Classifies the crime of a petitioner who knowingly, intentionally or recklessly makes a false statement for an improper purpose a felony of the third degree. Effective in 90 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 960) (PN 960) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition; in community and municipal courts, further providing for masters; and adding provisions relating to extreme risk protection orders. The bill provides for extreme risk orders regarding access to firearms. Effective in 90 days. (PN 960) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes) and 42 (Judiciary) establishing Chapter 64A Extreme Risk Protection Orders. Provides a law enforcement officer or a family or household member of a person believed to present a risk of suicide or of causing the death of, or extreme bodily injury to, another person may file a petition requesting that the court issue an extreme risk protection order or renew an existing extreme risk protection order. Further provides for petition of extreme risk protection orders, hearings on petitions, order after hearing, extensive of order and relinquishment of firearms. Effective in 90 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1152 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1152 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 960 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/21/2023 
H - Introduced

04/21/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

05/01/2023 
H - First consideration

05/01/2023 
H - Laid on the table

05/02/2023 
H - Removed from table

05/03/2023 
H - Second consideration, with amendments

05/03/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

05/22/2023 
H - Constitutionality of 2nd Amendment of US Constitution Sustained

05/22/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

05/22/2023 
H - Constitutionality of Article 1 Sec. 21 of PA Constitution Sustained

06/02/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

04/04/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

HB1066 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan E. Mackenzie (R)
Summary: (PN 1085) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police to transmit to the attorney general and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a notice in the event that an individual who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States has attempted to purchase or transfer a firearm. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1085 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/28/2023 
H - Introduced

04/28/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1081 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1108) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, to provide definitions for rifle, semi-automatic assault rifle and semi-automatic rifle, and to prohibit the sale of semi-automatic assault rifles. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1108 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/02/2023 
H - Introduced

05/02/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1117 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of certain bullets prohibited.
Sponsor: Rep. Timothy Brennan (D)
Summary: (PN 1172) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of certain bullets prohibited. Provides any person possessing armor-piercing ammunition shall have 60 days after the effective date to surrender the ammunition to law enforcement, during which time the person may not be guilty of possessing an armor-piercing bullet. Nothing in the act shall prohibit the sale, offer or exposure for sale, use, purchase or possession of armor-piercing ammunition by a government officer or member of the military or a peace officer, to the extent the individual is authorized. Exempts certain prohibitions. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1172 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1121 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, establishing the Pennsylvania Firearms Buyback Program and the Pennsylvania Firearms Buyback Program Fund and imposing duties on the Attorney General.
Sponsor: Rep. Kristine C. Howard (D)
Summary: (PN 1176) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms to exempt the purchase of firearms by a chief law enforcement officer or a designee as part of the Pennsylvania Firearms Buyback Program (program). Establishes the program in the Office of Attorney General (AG) to reduce violence and crime in a community by offering an incentive for the voluntary surrender of firearms to a participating law enforcement officer or sheriff. Provides definitions for firearm, fund and program. Confers powers and duties upon AG to carry out the act. Establishes the Pennsylvania Firearms Buyback Program Fund as a restricted receipt account in the State Treasury. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1176 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1130 (T) - An Act amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, establishing the Safe Communities Grant Program and the Safe Communities Grant Program Fund; and imposing duties on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Sponsor: Rep. Gwendolyn Roni Green (D)
Summary: (PN 1825) Amends the original bill to repeal provisions relating to licenses and sale or transfer of firearms under Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses). Further provides for the Safe Communities Grant Program (program) to indicate that money appropriated for the program shall be deposited into the program's fund. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer's Number(s): 1185, 1741)   (PN 1741) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 35 (Health and Safety), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses to impose an additional fee of $10 that shall be paid by the applicant for a license to carry a firearm, to be remitted by the sheriff to the Safe Communities Grant Program, and for sale or transfer of firearms to require firearm sellers to charge each buyer or transferee a fee of $1, to be remitted by the Pennsylvania State Police to the program, and establishing the program within the Commission on Crime and Delinquency (CCD) to award grants to improve public health and safety around the state through the installation of lighting or security cameras in and around high crime areas. Specifies definitions. Establishes the Safe Communities Grant Program Fund within the State Treasury to collect fees and to fund the program. Provides definitions for commission, eligible applicant, fund, municipality and program. Confers duties upon CCD to collect grant applications and administer the program. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 1185)   (PN 1185) Amends Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 35 (Health and Safety), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses to impose an additional fee of $10 that shall be paid by the applicant for a license to carry a firearm, to be remitted by the sheriff to the Safe Communities Grant Program, and for sale or transfer of firearms to require firearm sellers to charge each buyer or transferee a fee of $1, to be remitted by the Pennsylvania State Police to the program; and establishing the program within the Commission on Crime and Delinquency (CCD) to award grants to improve public health and safety around the state through the installation of lighting or security cameras in and around high crime areas. Establishes the Safe Communities Grant Program Fund within the State Treasury to collect fees and to fund the program. Provides definitions for commission, eligible applicant, fund, municipality and program. Confers duties upon CCD to collect grant applications and administer the program. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1825 -  HTML  PDF 
House Fiscal Note - Printer's No. 1825 -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1741 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1185 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/05/2023 
H - Introduced

05/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

06/27/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

06/27/2023 
H - First consideration

06/27/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Rules

07/06/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Rules

07/06/2023 
H - Second consideration, with amendments

07/06/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

07/07/2023 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

07/07/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

07/27/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

02/27/2024 
H - Discussed during informational meeting - House Democratic Policy

04/04/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

HB1157 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police.
Sponsor: Rep. Gregory Scott (D)
Summary: (PN 2579) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses and for Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Adds language to assert that section 6109 (I.1) (2) of Title 18 is amended. Provides for notice to sheriff, stating that the notification shall be transmitted by the judge, mental health review officer or county mental health and mental retardation administrator within four days of the adjudication, commitment or treatment. Inserts that judges of the courts of common pleas shall notify PSP in writing or electronically on a farm developed by PSP. Provides that PSP shall develop and implement, within 10 months of the effective date of this paragraph, an electronic version of the form described under paragraph (1). Adds language providing that the notification shall be transmitted by the judge to PSP within four days of the adjudication, commitment or treatment. Repeals so much of section 108(D) of the Mental Health Procedures Act as it relates to the time period for transmission of notification to the extent of any inconsistency with this act. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number: 1225)   (PN 1225) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Adds language providing that the notification shall be transmitted by the judge to PSP between 72 and 96 hours after the adjudication, commitment or treatment and removes language providing "within seven days of." Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1225 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2579 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/18/2023 
H - Introduced

05/18/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


01/17/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - First consideration

02/06/2024 
H - Laid on the table

HB1176 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for limit on handgun purchases; and establishing the Violence Prevention Account.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1241) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for limit on handgun purchases to specify no person may purchase one handgun in the commonwealth within any 30-day period. Establishes the Violence Prevention Account within the General Fund as a non-lapsing restricted receipt account. Inserts definitions. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1241 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/18/2023 
H - Introduced

05/18/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1190 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, further providing for discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure; in theft and related offenses, further providing for definitions; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibiting of paramilitary training; in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license, for prohibited conduct during emergency, providing for 3-D printed firearms and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for firearm sales surcharge, for registration of firearms and for licensing of dealers.
Sponsor: Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman (D)
Summary: (PN 1252) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), providing for 3-D printed firearm and 3-D printer, to establish that a person may not use a 3-D printer to create a firearm or any piece or part of a firearm unless the person possesses a license to manufacture firearms. A person who possesses a license to manufacture firearms and uses a 3-D printer to create a firearm or any piece or part of a firearm may not create it without including a manufacturer's number. Specifies those who violate 3-D printed firearm provisions shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree and those who violate 3-D printer provisions shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1252 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/18/2023 
H - Introduced

05/18/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


01/17/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee

02/06/2024 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

02/06/2024 
H - First consideration

02/06/2024 
H - Laid on the table

HB1250 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm safety certificate and establishing the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D)
Summary: (PN 1349) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm safety certificate. Provides definitions for the act. Requires the acquisition of a firearm safety certificate before purchasing or selling a firearm, barring certain exceptions. Tasks the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) with administering and enforcing the act, including developing a program and educational materials with information on how to. Outlines requirements for obtaining firearm safety certification and the certification test. Provides for the issuance of firearm safety certificates, requirements and compliance. Establishes the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund as a restricted account within the State Treasury, to be expended solely by PSP. Allows for revocation of an instructor certificate due to violation of the act or an act of collusion. Imposes and details penalties for violations. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1349 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/24/2023 
H - Introduced

05/24/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1302 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for the offense of carrying a firearm in the Capitol.
Sponsor: Rep. Joshua Siegel (D)
Summary: (PN 1428) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, establishing the offense of carrying a firearm, rifle or shotgun in the Main Capitol, East Wing, Speaker Matthew J. Ryan Office Building, Speaker K. Leroy Irvis Office Building, the North Office Building and Finance building unless they are a member of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Capitol Police, Legislative Protective Services with the House or Senate or as a law enforcement officer as defined or an armed security agent. Grades the offense as a first degree misdemeanor. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1428 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/05/2023 
H - Introduced

06/05/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1357 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police and for firearm sales surcharge.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 1502) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police and for firearm sales surcharge. Provides for the original copies of firearm applications sales to be provided to the Pennsylvania State Police in the event of an electronic failure. Prohibits penalties upon a dealer for completing a transaction without the completion of an instantaneous records check should an electronic failure last longer than 48 hours. Provides for criminal history, juvenile delinquency and mental health records background checks to be completed within ten days of the receipt of application from the dealer. Provides for firearm information to be included in the firearm sale records. Provides guidelines for the retention and destruction of applications or records of sale by the Pennsylvania State Police. Increases the fee for a criminal history, juvenile delinquency history and mental health record check from $2 to $6. Increases the firearm sales surcharge from $3 to $10. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1502 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/09/2023 
H - Introduced

06/09/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1563 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for duties of lawful gun show or meet organizers.
Sponsor: Rep. Amen Brown (D)
Summary: (PN 1837) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for duties of lawful gun show or meet organizers. Requires organizers to utilize a transaction scan device to verify the identity of a lawful gun show attendee by scanning the attendee's identification, requires the organize to maintain a record of all attendees and, if an attendee fails to present or cannot verify identification, the attendee shall not be permitted entrance on the premises of the lawful gun show. Indicates lawful gun show organizers are not required to verify the identity of individuals under 16 years old. Imposes penalties for violations of the act. Provides definitions for firearm, identification, law enforcement agency, lawful gun show or meet, organizer, prosecutor and transaction scan device. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1837 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
07/11/2023 
H - Introduced

07/11/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1566 (T) - An Act amending the act of July 19, 1979 (P.L.130, No.48), known as the Health Care Facilities Act, in licensing of health care facilities, providing for firearms policy.
Sponsor: Rep. Steven R. Malagari (D)
Summary: (PN 1840) Amends the Health Care Facilities Act, in licensing of health care facilities, providing for a health care facility to establish and make publicly accessible a policy regarding the prohibition or acceptance of the possession of firearms or firearm accessories, including ammunition, within or on the premises of the health care facility. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1840 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
07/11/2023 
H - Introduced

07/11/2023 
H - Referred to - House Health

HB1592 (T) - An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, providing for sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Kathleen C. Tomlinson (R)
Summary: (PN 1872) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), providing for sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Provides mandatory imprisonment sentences of 11 months for violating firearm possession law, and felony violations shall have 5 years of confinement and 15 years of confinement if the perpetrator has 2 or more prior convictions. Mandatory minimums shall have maximum sentences equal to twice the mandatory minimum and parole shall not be granted until the minimum term is served. Outlines how enhancing elements shall be considered when implementing mandatory minimums. The state shall have the right to an appellate view of the sentence if the sentencing court fails to apply the provisions where applicable. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1872 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
07/25/2023 
H - Introduced

07/25/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1616 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in pupils and attendance, further providing for possession of weapons prohibited; and, in safe schools, further providing for sworn statement and for transfer of records.
Sponsor: Rep. John A. Lawrence (R)
Summary: (PN 1900) Amends Public School Code, in pupils and attendance, further providing for possession of weapons prohibited. And, in safe schools, further providing for sworn statement to add language inserting "withdrew in lieu of suspension or expulsion" and "withdrawal." Further provides for transfer of records to specify language shall include pending or concluded disciplinary investigations on the transferring student. Establishes that a school district receiving a student who transfers from a public or private school after withdrawing from the sending public or private school in lieu of expulsion for an act or offense involving a weapon may assign the student to an alternative assignment or provide alternative education service for a period determined by the receiving school district. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1900 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
08/15/2023 
H - Introduced

08/15/2023 
H - Referred to - House Education

HB1629 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Briggs (D)
Summary: (PN 2306) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in minors, to establish the offense of access to firearms by minors and to impose penalties for violations of the act. Provides for storage requirements, grading of a violation that results in a minor in possession of the firearm, defense to prosecution, notice by retailer and fingerprinting. Specifies grading of violations. Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 1914)   (PN 1914) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in minors, to establish the offense of access to firearms by minors and to impose penalties for violations of the act. Provides for storage requirements, grading of a violation that results in a minor in possession of the firearm, defense to a prosecution, notice by retailer and fingerprinting. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1914 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2306 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
08/29/2023 
H - Introduced

08/29/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


11/14/2023 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - House Judiciary

11/14/2023 
H - Reported as amended - House Judiciary

11/14/2023 
H - First consideration

11/14/2023 
H - Laid on the table

HB1706 (T) - An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No.175), known as The Administrative Code of 1929, in Office of State Inspector General, further providing for definitions and for powers, purpose and duties.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Conklin (D)
Summary: (PN 2309) Amends the Administrative Code, in Office of State Inspector General, to provide a definition for enforcement officer. Further providing for powers, purpose and duties to indicate enforcement officers shall have the power to carry firearms, concealed or otherwise in the performance of their official duties and subject to the written policies of the State Inspector General. Amends the definition of “enforcement officer.” Prohibits carrying a firearm unless the enforcement officer has successfully completed basic firearms training and annual firearms training or other similar training as approved by the State Inspector General. Effective immediately. (Prior Printer Number(s): 2018)   (PN 2018) Amends the Administrative Code, in Office of State Inspector General, to provide a definition for enforcement officer. Further providing for powers, purpose and duties to indicate enforcement officers shall have the power to carry firearms, concealed or otherwise in the performance of their official duties and subject to the written policies of the State Inspector General. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2018 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2309 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/22/2023 
H - Introduced

09/22/2023 
H - Referred to - House State Government


10/31/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House State Government

10/31/2023 
H - First consideration

10/31/2023 
H - Laid on the table

11/13/2023 
H - Removed from table

11/14/2023 
H - Laid out for discussion

11/14/2023 
H - Amended 

11/14/2023 
H - Second consideration

11/14/2023 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations


11/15/2023 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Appropriations

11/15/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Appropriations

11/15/2023 
H - Laid out for discussion

11/15/2023 
H - Third consideration and final passage

12/04/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate State Government

HB1708 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in pupils and attendance, providing for educational oversight for students in facilities, further providing for possession of weapons prohibited and providing for school stability for certain students; in safe schools, further providing for definitions and for reporting and establishing the School-Based Diversion Programs Fund; in school security, further providing for powers and duties and providing for limitations on proceedings and arrest; and, in school districts of the first class, repealing provisions relating to placement of certain adjudicated students.
Sponsor: Rep. Carol Hill-Evans (D)
Summary: (PN 2020) Amends the Public School Code, providing for educational oversight for students in facilities, further providing for possession of weapons prohibited and providing for school stability for certain students. Inserts definitions for us in the act. Provides the Department of Education (PDE) shall, no later than January 1, 2025, develop a licensing, oversight and monitoring process for education programs in facilities. Provides for school stability for certain students to indicate before the court makes an order under state law or because the student has been adjudged to have committed a crime under an adult criminal proceeding that likely affects the student.s school placement, the court shall consider the student.s educational needs and stability. Establishes the School-Based Diversion Programs Fund in the State Treasury to be appropriated to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Implements limitations on proceedings and arrest. Makes related repeals. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2020 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/22/2023 
H - Introduced

09/22/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

09/27/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

09/27/2023 
H - First consideration

09/27/2023 
H - Laid on the table

HB1852 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police and for licensing of dealers and providing for security cameras, for lost and stolen firearm reporting requirements and for inspection of retail firearm dealer licensees and grant program; establishing the Retail Licensee Inspection Fund and the Firearm Dealer Safety Grant Program; imposing penalties; and making an appropriation.
Sponsor: Rep. Christopher M. Rabb (D)
Summary: (PN 2320) The act amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms to specify firearms sellers shall conduct a background check and take a written and photographic record of the firearms purchaser before the sale takes place. Further provides for Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) to indicate PSP shall have the right to suspend the operations of a licensed firearms dealer if the dealer fails to pass a required firearms dealer inspection and implements an appeal to the firearms dealer suspension process. Further provides for licensing of dealers to reflect changes and provides guidelines for security cameras and for lost and stolen firearm reporting requirements. Establishes the Retail Licensee Inspection Fund as a separate fund in the Victims Compensation Fund and the Firearm Dealer Safety Grant Program in the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. Inserts definitions for use in the act. Imposes duties. Effective in 180 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2320 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
11/15/2023 
H - Introduced

11/15/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB1859 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Tim Briggs (D)
Summary: (PN 2337) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Further provides for offense defined to include a person who has been convicted of an offense enumerated in subsection (b) or an attempt, solicitation or conspiracy to commit an offense enumerated in subsection (b). Removes certain language providing for penalty and replaces it with (c)(2). Further provides for enumerated offenses. Adds language to provide for a person who has been convicted of an offense that may be punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding two years. Further provides for persons subject to the prohibition of subsection (a). Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2337 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
11/21/2023 
H - Introduced

11/30/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


01/17/2024 
H - Passed over in committee - House Judiciary

HB1982 (T) - An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in protection from abuse, further providing for relief.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott Conklin (D)
Summary: (PN 2517) Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations), in protection from abuse, further providing for relief. Amends Section 6108(a)(4)(v) and (5) to make editorial changes. Adds language to further provide what the order or agreement may include. Specifies what factors the court shall consider in determining whether an immediate and present danger of abuse exists. Defines electronic monitoring device. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2517 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/25/2024 
H - Introduced

01/31/2024 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

HB2077 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, prohibiting the possession of firearm at polling place.
Sponsor: Rep. Timothy Brennan (D)
Summary: (PN 2653) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, adding a section to prohibit the possession of firearms at polling places. Defines and grades the offense. Stipulates what shall not apply. Provides for the posting of a notice at each public entrance of a building where a polling place is located during an election. Specifies the definitions of “election,” “firearm,” “law enforcement officer” and “polling place” as used in this section. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2653 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
02/29/2024 
H - Introduced

03/05/2024 
H - Referred to - House State Government

HB2139 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, providing for the offense of use of live pigeons for target.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry S. Warren (D)
Summary: (PN 2751) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, adding a section to provide for the offense of use of live pigeons for target. Provides that a person commits a summary offense if they willfully organize, operate, conduct or knowingly permit premises to be owned, leased or used for a contest event in which live pigeons are used as targets for either amusement or as a test of skill in marksmanship that are launched or otherwise immediately presented to the shooter either manually or with electronic or mechanical assistance from a fixed location or locations with a predefined shooting field. Stipulates applicability. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 2751 -  HTML  PDF 
04/08/2024 - House Democratic Caucus Summary -  PDF 
04/29/2024 - House Republican Caucus Summary -  PDF 
Bill History:
03/19/2024 
H - Introduced

03/19/2024 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary


04/17/2024 
H - Passed over in committee - House Judiciary


04/29/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Judiciary

04/29/2024 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

04/29/2024 
H - First consideration

04/29/2024 
H - Laid on the table

HB2206 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Rep. Anthony A. Bellmon (D)
Summary: (PN 2923) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms. Removes language providing for required submittal by mail. Requires all licensed firearm importers, manufacturers and dealers to submit their records of sale to the state police electronically, rather than by mail, unless there is a reported electronic failure, or the seller conducts 20 or fewer firearm transactions a year. Makes editorial changes. Further provides for electronic reporting exemption, outlining what shall apply. Effective April 1, 2025.
Bill Text: 04/09/2024 - House Democratic Caucus Summary -  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 2923 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/11/2024 
H - Introduced

04/11/2024 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

04/17/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Judiciary

04/17/2024 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

04/17/2024 
H - First consideration

04/17/2024 
H - Laid on the table

05/01/2024 
H - Removed from table

05/06/2024 
H - Placed on HVS

05/06/2024 
H - Second consideration

05/06/2024 
H - Re-committed to - House Appropriations

05/07/2024 
H - Voted Favorably From Committee - House Appropriations

05/07/2024 
H - Press Conference Held

05/07/2024 
H - Re-reported as committed - House Appropriations

05/07/2024 
H - Laid out for discussion

05/07/2024 
H - Third consideration and defeated on final passage 

05/07/2024 
H - Motion to reconsider final passage

HCO2453 (T) - Protecting Pennsylvanians and Good Faith Firearms Dealers
Sponsor: Rep. Christopher M. Rabb (D)
Summary: Subsidizes efforts of the Attorney General's Office to incentivize law enforcement agencies to report seized firearms, establishes stronger regulations for licensees to report firearm thefts, allows for random inspections of licensed dealers and considers firearms held in consignment to be inventory.
Bill Text: 11/14/2023 - Text -
Bill History:
11/14/2023 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

11/15/2023 
H - Introduced HB1852

HCO2681 (T) - Removing Restrictions from Philadelphia to adopt Gun Safety Regulations
Sponsor: Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D)
Summary: Removes restrictions on Philadelphia and allows it to adopt its own firearm regulations. 
Bill Text: 02/02/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
02/02/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HCO2698 (T) - Firearms at Polling Places
Sponsor: Rep. Timothy Brennan (D)
Summary: Considers joining the following 11 states in prohibiting the carrying of firearms at all polling places: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.
Bill Text: 02/07/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
02/07/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

02/29/2024 
H - Introduced HB2077

HCO2818 (T) - Concealed Carry Permit Info on Driver’s License
Sponsor: Rep. Morgan Cephas (D)
Summary: Provides for a new indicator on all Pennsylvania driver's licenses and IDs that shows the holder has a concealed-carry permit. Provides this is the only requirement of the legislation which serves as a notification to law enforcement that an individual they are interacting with may be carrying.
Bill Text: 03/12/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
03/12/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HCO2895 (T) - Electronic Records of Firearm Sales
Sponsor: Rep. Anthony A. Bellmon (D)
Summary: Requires all licesed firearm importers, manufacturers and dealers to submit their records of sale to the Pennsylvania State Police electroically, rather than by mail, unless there is a reported electronic failure or the seller conducts 20 or fewer firearm transactions a year.
Bill Text: 03/27/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
03/27/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HCO3216 (T) - Glock switch prohibition
Sponsor: Rep. Barry J. Jozwiak (R)
Summary: Prohibits the possession and distribution of "Glock switch" modifications to Glock handguns and allows enforcement officers and prosecutors within the commonwealth to pursue criminal charges for the possession or distribution of a Glock switch.
Bill Text: 05/01/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
05/01/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HCO3240 (T) - Holding Our Firearm Industry Members Accountable
Sponsor: Rep. Joshua Siegel (D)
Summary: Provides for rights of action against firearm industry members who sell certain firearm-related items that endanger the safety and health of the public. Provides the action will be against advertising to children and paramilitary groups and failing to implement reason controls to stop straw purchasing. Provides individuals who bring actions would receive a number of civil damages.
Bill Text: 05/06/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
05/06/2024 
H - Cosponsor memo filed

HR73 (T) - A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study, analyze and report on the relationship between gun violence and the use of social media in Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Rep. Darisha K. Parker (D)
Summary: (PN 942) Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study, analyze and report on the relationship between gun violence and the use of social media in Pennsylvania, and urge all social media companies to take a proactive role in fighting the gun violence epidemic nationwide by monitoring and removing inciting posts from their platforms.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 942 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/17/2023 
H - Introduced

04/17/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

09/27/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary


HR117 (T) - A Resolution designating the month of June 2023 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Rep. Carol Kazeem (D)
Summary: (PN 1286) Resolution designating the month of June 2023 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1286 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/19/2023 
H - Introduced

05/19/2023 
H - Referred to - House Judiciary

06/07/2023 
H - Reported as committed - House Judiciary

06/20/2023 
H - Adopted

SB48 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; in assault, further providing for assault of law enforcement officer and for discharge of firearm into an occupied structure; in theft and related offenses, further providing for definitions; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibiting of paramilitary training; in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license and for prohibited conduct during emergency, providing for 3-D printed firearms and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for firearm sales surcharge, for registration of firearms, for licensing of dealers and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 96) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; in assault, further providing for assault of law enforcement officer and for discharge of firearm into an occupied structure; in theft and related offenses, further providing for definitions; in riot, disorderly conduct and related offenses, further providing for prohibiting of paramilitary training; in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license and for prohibited conduct during emergency, providing for 3-D printed firearms and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for firearm sales surcharge, for registration of firearms, for licensing of dealers and for abandonment of firearms, weapons or ammunition. Adds further definitions, adding “3-D printed firearm” to the definitions of firearm. Prohibits the use of a 3-D printer to create a firearm or any pieces thereof unless the person possesses a license to manufacture. Requires the addition of a serial number for any piece produced with a 3-D printer for a firearm. Establishes penalties and classifies a violation as a third degree felony and any subsequent violations as a felony of the second degree. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 94 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB49 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 95) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, to define "frame or receiver." The definition refers to a part of a firearm which provides housing for components, including the hammer, bolt or breechblock, firing pin, ejector or extractor, and a partially manufactured blank, casting or machined body intended, designed or advertised for the purpose of being turned into a fully operable part of a firearm which provides housing for components, including the hammer, bolt or breechblock, firing pin, ejector or extractor. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 95 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB53 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 97) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area by defining an offense as knowingly possessing a firearm or other dangerous weapon in a public recreation area or causes a firearm or weapon to be present in a public recreation area, or possessing a firearm or weapon in an area with the intent it could be used in the commission of a crime or is present in an area with the intention of being used in a crime; defines the offenses as a third degree misdemeanor and first degree misdemeanor, respectively; provides certain exceptions, including lawful performance of official duties, training, associations of veteran soldiers, and usage in a private recreation area. Provides definitions for dangerous weapon, firearm, private recreation area, and public recreation area. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 96 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB56 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 97) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses by requiring the demonstration of competence with a firearm through a hunter education or safety course, completion of a National Rifle Association safety or training course, completion of a publicly offered safety or training course, a law enforcement safety or training course, presentation of evidence of equivalent experience through a shooting competition or military service, or completion of a course conducted by a state-certified or NRA-certified firearms instructor; lists acceptable examples of qualified evidence; a person who conducts a course or class as an instructor shall maintain records certifying an individual for presentation. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 97 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB57 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 98) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms by adding numerous offenses that prohibit an individual from possessing, using, manufacturing, controlling, selling, or transferring a firearm. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 98 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB59 (T) - An Act providing for the establishment and funding of a center to conduct research on gun violence in this Commonwealth.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 99) The Center for Gun Violence Research Act provides for the establishment and funding of a center to conduct research on gun violence in the commonwealth.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 99 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate State Government

SB60 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms; and abrogating a regulation.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 100) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, removing language regarding applicable firearms. Abrogates 37 Pa. Code. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 100 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB65 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations) and 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for firearms not to be carried without a license and for licenses, providing for firearm eligibility license, for application for firearm eligibility license, for fee and qualification, for investigations and training course and for issuance and terms and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for proof of license and exception and for administrative regulations; and making editorial changes.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: (PN 101) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility, providing definitions for firearm eligibility license and qualified firearm instructor. In persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell, or transfer firearms, prohibiting persons who do not possess a valid firearm eligibility license from owning a firearm. Provides individuals must obtain a valid firearm eligibility license, confirmed with the Pennsylvania State Police, to own a firearm; details procedure to apply for, acquire, and be eligible a firearm eligibility license; provides related application fees and empowers the PSP Commissioner with implementing guidelines to complete a firearms training course; provides for the issuance of a firearm eligibility license once an individual becomes eligible. Updates language throughout to reflect requirement for a license. Requires PSP to review criminal history of an individual seeking a license and inform the proper authorities of any issues; PSP must annually submit a report on license applications, the number of licenses denied, challenges, and reversals of initial denials. In Title 23 (Domestic Relations), further provides for relief, and, in Title 34 (Game), in firearms, updates language to reflect the requirement of a firearm eligibility license. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 101 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB192 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in sales and use tax, excluding from sales and use tax all equipment and devices which prohibit a firearm from being fired without a key or combination.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R)
Summary: (PN 90) Amends the Tax Reform Code, in sales and use tax, excluding from sales and use tax all equipment and devices which prohibit a firearm from being fired without a key or combination. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 90 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/19/2023 
S - Introduced

01/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Finance

SB200 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for assault weapons and large capacity magazines and establishing the Firearms and Ammunition Buyback Program and the Pennsylvania State Police Buyback Fund.
Sponsor: Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero (D)
Summary: (PN 723) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing no person shall possess, manufacture, import, sell or transfer an assault weapon or large capacity magazine, sell or transfer an assault weapon or large capacity magazine and establishing the Firearms and Ammunition Buyback Program and the PA State Police Buyback Fund. An owner of an assault weapon shall obtain a certificate of possession or immediately surrender the assault weapon. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 723 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/08/2023 
S - Introduced

05/08/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB204 (T) - An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in actions, proceedings and other matters generally, providing for extreme risk protection orders.
Sponsor: Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D)
Summary: (PN 176) Amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), providing for extreme risk protection orders (ERPO). Provides for and outlines the procedure for applying for an ERPO and receiving approval or appealing. Details the information that should be available on an application and ERPO. Specifies ERPOs may be requested before the hearing for one if the petitioner feels in danger. Outlines that law enforcement shall have jurisdiction over the ERPO and petitioners may terminate or renew an ERPO. Upon issuance of an ERPO, individuals for whom an ERPO has been filed must surrender their firearms to local law enforcement until the ERPO terminates or lapses, and ERPO information shall be uploaded to an online database. Sets penalties for falsely filing an ERPO or owning firearms when not legally allowed. The Office of the Attorney General shall develop and prepare instructions and informational materials regarding ERPOs for the public and staff. Provides state police shall establish a statewide registry of ERPOs to maintain a systematic record and index of all valid ERPOs with relevant information. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 176 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB212 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the Firearms License Validation System.
Sponsor: Sen. Doug Mastriano (R)
Summary: (PN 181) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, preventing information from the Firearms License Validation System from being provided to law enforcement personnel in a state without a reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania under subsection (k) Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 181 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB214 (T) - An Act amending the act of July 2, 2010 (P.L.266, No.44), known as the Protecting Pennsylvania's Investments Act, amending the title of the act; further providing for definitions; and providing for identification of assault weapons manufacturers, for required actions related to assault weapons manufacturers and for reporting relating to assault weapons manufacturers.
Sponsor: Sen. Jay Costa (D)
Summary: (PN 183) Amends the Protecting Pennsylvania's Investments Act to require a public fund to identify all assault weapons manufacturers in which the public fund has direct holdings and provides for the divestment and investment prohibition by the Public School Employees' Retirement System (PSERS), the State Employees' Retirement System (SERS), the Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System (PMRS) and the State Treasurer in any company that manufactures assault weapons. Includes assault weapons manufacturers to the long title of the act. The legislation defines an assault weapon as a semiautomatic centerfire rifle capable of accepting detachable magazines and a pistol grip protruding conspicuously below the weapon's action, a thumbhole stock or folding or telescopic stock, a flash suppressor, grenade launcher or flare launcher or forward pistol. Further provides conditions for assault weapons. Defines assault weapons manufacturer, assault weapons manufacturing activities and substantial action specific to assault weapons manufacturing. Provides required actions related to assault weapons manufacturers. Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 183 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Finance

SB220 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Sen. Vincent J. Hughes (D)
Summary: (PN 189) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, holding those who knowingly sell or transfer a firearm illegally to the same responsibility as a person committing a crime with the illegally obtained firearm. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 189 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB281 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm safety certificate and establishing the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund.
Sponsor: Sen. Katie J. Muth (D)
Summary: (PN 244) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for firearm safety and establishing the Firearm Safety and Enforcement Fund. Provides that a person may not purchase or receive a first firearm, except an antique firearm or a firearm that is a curio or relic, without a valid firearm safety certificate. Provides exceptions to firearms safety certification requirements. Requires the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) to develop a program for certification of persons to provide firearms safety instruction and firearm safety manual for firearm deals. Enumerates duties of PSP and provides for certification of instructors by PSP. Provides for the issuance of the firearm safety certificate and objective test and fees. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 244 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB357 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations) and 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in court facility; in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for relinquishment of firearms and firearm licenses by convicted persons, repealing provisions relating to firearms not to be carried without a license and relating to carrying loaded weapons other than firearms, providing for license not required, further providing for prohibited conduct during emergency, repealing provisions relating to carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia, providing for sportsman's firearm permit and further providing for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms, for antique firearms and for proof of license and exception; in protection from abuse, further providing for relief; in hunting and furtaking, further providing for cooperation after lawfully killing big game; and, in protection of property and persons, further providing for loaded firearms in vehicles.
Sponsor: Sen. Cris Dush (R)
Summary: Relations), and 34 (Game), in inchoate crimes, providing a summary offense if a peace officer is in possession of a firearm and failed to check it prior to entering a court facility and providing checking firearms at no charge to peace officers when entering a court facility; in firearms and other dangerous articles, repealing provisions related to firearms that are not to be carried without a license and providing every person in the commonwealth who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal or state law shall have the affirmative fundamental and constitutional right to keep and bear firearms, including open and concealed carry, carry loaded or unloaded, train with, transport, possess use, acquire, purchase, transfer, inherit, buy, sell, give or otherwise dispose of or receive any firearm without a license to carry except when related to Title 34 and providing that obtaining a license to carry a firearm shall be optional; in protection from abuse, providing that a person 21 years of age or older is not prohibited from owning firearms or any federal or state law and is not currently subject to a protection from abuse order or protection order issued by a court of another state; in hunting and furtaking, requiring loaded guns to be in compliance with provisions related to sportsman's firearm permit; and, in protection of property and persons, incorporating provisions relating to sportsman's firearm permit to exceptions for loaded firearms in vehicles and possession of firearm for protection of self and others. The legislation crates a two-tiered system for concealed carry of firarms and provides residents the option to pursue license to carry a firearm to lawfully carry firearms in other states. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 462 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB424 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in general principles of justification, further providing for use of force in self-protection.
Sponsor: Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero (D)
Summary: (PN 407) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) further providing for the use of force in self-protection. Provides the limitations on justifying necessity for use of force shall not apply if the individual know that he can avoid the necessity of using force with complete safety by de-escalation or retreating. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 407 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB427 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of firearm when not in use; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero (D)
Summary: (PN 408) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, requiring a person who owns a firearm to safely store firearms when not in use with exceptions; and imposing penalties. Requires a device to prevent the firearm from being discharged, a locking mechanism that prevents discharge by a person who does not have access to the device designed to unlock the mechanism and for firearms not in use to be stored securely in a locked box or container or a reasonably secure location. Provides exceptions for firearms not in use on a person's body or within close enough proximity to the person's body that the person is able to retrieve and use the firearm as if the firearm was on the person's body. Establishes the first offense as a summary offense and a second or subsequent offense as a third degree misdemeanor. Establishes a third degree felony if another person takes possession of the firearm and if the firearm is used in the commission of a crime or used in an event that results in the injury or death of another person. Defines defenses from prosecution. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 408 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB431 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of firearm when residing with a person not to possess a firearm; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero (D)
Summary: (PN 412) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for safe storage of firearm when residing with a person not to possess a firearm to provide those who own a firearm and resides with a person who cannot legally possess a firearm shall secure the firearm, barring exceptions. Imposes penalties for violations. Provides it shall be a defense to prosecution if the firearm was secured, was obtained as a result of an unlawful entry by another person, an injury resulted from a target or sport shooting or hunting accident and possession of the firearm is incidental to the performance of the official duties of the armed forces or personnel of federal, state or local law enforcement agency. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 412 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB457 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Steven J. Santarsiero (D)
Summary: (PN 441) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors, and imposing penalties. Provides a person who stores or leaves a firearm on premises under the person's control and who knows or reasonably should know that a minor is likely to gain access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parent or the person having charge of the minor shall keep the firearm in a securely locked box or container or in a location which a reasonable person would believe to be secure, further providing exemptions if the minor obtains a firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by an person. Grades a violation, which results in a minor in possession of the firearm, as a summary offense with no term of imprisonment for the first offense and misdemeanor of the third degree when the offense is a second or subsequent offense. Further provides a violation resulting in the firearm being used in the commission of a crime or used in an event that results in death or grievous injury constitutes a felony of the third degree. Provides for defense to a prosecution. Directs a person who offers for sale at retail a firearm to post notice on storing or leaving a firearm in any place within the reach or easy access of a minor. Provides the issuing authority shall order the defendant to submit within five days of the order to fingerprinting by the municipal police of the jurisdiction in which the offense allegedly was committed or the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Further provides the issuing authority shall not proceed with the trial or plea in summary until the issuing authority receives a determination from PSP. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 441 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB461 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm; and imposing a penalty.
Sponsor: Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D)
Summary: (PN 445) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm, and imposing a penalty. Provides that an owner or other person lawfully in possession of a firearm who suffers the loss or theft of a firearm shall within 24 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft report the facts and circumstances of the loss or theft to the police department having jurisdiction where the loss or theft occurred. Further provides that when a person reports the loss or theft of a firearm to a police department, the officer or department receiving the report shall forward notice of the loss or theft with the information obtained under subsection (a) to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Provides PSP shall receive, collect and file the information forwarded and cooperate with and undertake to furnish or make the information available to all law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania for the purpose of coordinating law enforcement efforts to locate the firearms. Further provides a person who violates Subsection (a) commits a summary offense punishable by a fine of not more than $500. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 445 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/14/2023 
S - Introduced

03/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB536 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in municipal building.
Sponsor: Sen. Lisa M. Boscola (D)
Summary: (PN 523) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in municipal building. Details the offenses a person could commit with possession of a firearm in a municipality which prohibits them. Designates the offenses as a misdemeanor in the third degree. Provides exceptions for the use of a firearm for people in certain positions or within specific qualifications. Requires a notice of provisions to be posted at the public entrance to each municipal building. Provides a 30-day grace period after adoption and requires the municipality to provide lockers during this period for temporary checking of firearms or other dangerous weapons prohibited by law. Defines dangerous weapon, firearm, municipal building and municipality. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 523 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
03/28/2023 
S - Introduced

03/28/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB551 (T) - An Act providing that any Federal action that attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or accessory, or to limit, inhibit or regulate the ownership of magazines in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in this Commonwealth; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Doug Mastriano (R)
Summary: (PN 612) The Right-to-Bear-Arms Protection Act provides that any federal action that attempts to register, restrict or ban a firearm or accessory, or to limit, inhibit or regulate the ownership of magazines in this Commonwealth shall be unenforceable in the commonwealth. Outlines the General Assembly's findings and declarations. Provides definitions for federal action, firearm accessory, registry and state actor. Provides federal actions relating to a firearm or its components intended to restrict possession, transfer or use of a firearm or its components shall be unenforceable by a state actor. Tasks the attorney general with defending individuals who legally have a firearm. Provisions of the act are severable. Effective in 30 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 612 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/19/2023 
S - Introduced

04/19/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB556 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for registration of firearms; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. Cris Dush (R)
Summary: (PN 1081) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for registration of firearms; and imposing penalties. Provides for local governments and political subdivisions' officials and employees. Provides additional regulations for merchants and merchant category codes. Establishes penalties for violations of subsection (a)(1), marking any violation a felony of the third degree. Delegates investigations of violations of subsections (b)(2) and (3) to the Department of Banking and Securities. Defines "firearm." Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1081 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/14/2023 
S - Introduced

09/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB632 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school security, providing for school safety form.
Sponsor: Sen. Doug Mastriano (R)
Summary: (PN 670) Amends Public School Code, in school security, providing for school safety form. Directs school entities to provide written notice that a request form was received from the employees of the school entity or submitted by an employee of the school entity. Allows the employee granted a form to possess a firearm on the grounds of the school entity in the course of the employee's official duties. Outlines firearm training requirements. Requires school entities to annually submit to the Pennsylvania State Police and applicable municipal departments a list of names and phots of employees granted a school safety form. Provides definitions for chief school administrator, firearm, form, license to carry firearms, school entity and team. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 670 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/28/2023 
S - Introduced

04/28/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Education

SB637 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Sen. Amanda M. Cappelletti (D)
Summary: (PN 676) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing no seller, licensed importer, licensed dealer, licensed manufacturer or county sheriff facilitating a transfer of a firearm between two persons, who are not who are not licensed importers, licensed dealers or licensed manufacturers shall deliver the firearm to the purchaser or transferee until a period of 72 hours has elapsed from the time of the purchase. Provides exceptions for a transfer between spouses, a parent and child or a grandparent and grandchild who is otherwise eligible to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer a firearm under Section 6105 (relating to persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms). Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 676 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/01/2023 
S - Introduced

05/01/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB641 (T) - An Act providing for individuals to voluntarily register for the Pennsylvania Do-Not-Sell List maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police, for firearms not to be in the possession of a registrant and for advertising by the Department of Health; and imposing penalties.
Sponsor: Sen. John I. Kane (D)
Summary: (PN 680) The Do-Not-Sell Firearm Registry Act allows individuals to voluntarily register for the Pennsylvania Do-Not-Sell List maintained by the Pennsylvania State Police; and imposes penalties. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 680 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/01/2023 
S - Introduced

05/01/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB672 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor; and making editorial changes.
Sponsor: Sen. John I. Kane (D)
Summary: (PN 693) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions to insert definitions for assault weapon, machinegun, peace officer and weapon-carrying officer. Further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for possession of firearm by minor and for loans on or lending or giving firearms prohibited to reflect new definitions. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 693 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/02/2023 
S - Introduced

05/02/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB680 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses.
Sponsor: Sen. Michele Brooks (R)
Summary: (PN 750) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, waiving fees for a license to carry a firearm for people who are active-duty military officials or honorably discharged veterans of the armed forces. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 750 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/15/2023 
S - Introduced

05/15/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB695 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in falsification and intimidation, further providing for unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for licenses and for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Sen. James Dillon (D)
Summary: (PN 758) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in falsification and intimidation, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for the offense of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Provides a penalty of a felony of the third degree if a person makes a written false statement that he does not believe to be true on or pursuant to a form bearing notice, authorized by law, relating to the purchase, delivery or transfer of a firearm. Provides a second or subsequent conviction for a violation shall be a felony of the second degree punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment of five years. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 758 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/15/2023 
S - Introduced

05/15/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB698 (T) - An Act amending Title 34 (Game) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for license requirements.
Sponsor: Sen. Devlin J. Robinson (R)
Summary: (PN 761) Amends Title 34 (Game), in hunting and furtaking licenses, provides for Military Event License Exemption exempting eligible individuals from the license and permit fee requirements while participating in an eligible activity for which the commission has issued a Military Event License Exemption Permit. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 761 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/15/2023 
S - Introduced

05/15/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Game & Fisheries


06/11/2024 
S - Voted Favorably From Committee  - Senate Game & Fisheries

06/11/2024 
S - Reported as committed - Senate Game & Fisheries

06/11/2024 
S - First consideration

SB779 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in preemptions, providing for regulation of firearms and ammunition.
Sponsor: Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R)
Summary: (PN 876) Amends Title 18 (Crimes & Offenses) & Municipalities Generally, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition. Provides that a person adversely affected by any manner of ordinance, resolution, rule, practice or other action enforced relating to the regulation of firearms and ammunition may seek declarative and injunctive relief and the actual damages attributable to the violation in an appropriate court. Adds that a person adversely affected is a plaintiff who provided 60 days' prior written notice of the person's intention to file a claim of the defendant, is awarded, by the court, reasonable expenses and outlines the requirements for the award. Adds further definitions. Establishes preemption of the Commonwealth over municipal and local ordinances, regulations, rules, practices or other actions. The addition of 53 Pa. C. S 307 and the amendment of 18 Pa.C.S. 6120 are effective in 90 days. The rest is effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 876 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/14/2023 
S - Introduced

06/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Local Government

SB788 (T) - An Act amending Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in sentencing, providing for sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms.
Sponsor: Sen. Frank A. Farry (R)
Summary: (PN 884) Amends Title 72 (Judiciary & Judicial Procedure), in sentencing, providing for sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Establishes sentences for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms. Provides that the mandatory term of imprisonment is at least 11 months, when convicted. Provides for exceptions. Adds that a person convicted of violating 18 Pa.C.S. 6105 and the offense is graded as a felony, is sentenced to a minimum sentence of at least five years of total confinement. Increases the minimum sentence to at least 15 years if the person was convicted of two or more past violations. Adds that an offender sentenced to a mandatory minimum sentence should be sentenced to a maximum sentence equal twice the mandatory minimum sentence. Provides for the eligibility of parole and the application of the mandatory minimum penalty. Allows for appeals by the commonwealth. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 884 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
06/14/2023 
S - Introduced

06/14/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB903 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in home rule and optional plan government, repealing provisions relating to limitation on municipal powers.
Sponsor: Sen. Maria Collett (D)
Summary: (PN 1069) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition to specify that a political subdivision may, by ordinance, regulate the possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported on any building, park or conveyance or vehicle owned, operated or maintained by the political subdivision. Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) to repeal provisions relating to limitation on municipal powers. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1069 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/07/2023 
S - Introduced

09/07/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Local Government

SB907 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in school security, providing for school security personnel.
Sponsor: Sen. Mike Regan (R)
Summary: (PN 1291) Amends the Public School Code, in school security, to provide for school security personnel. Provides that, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, a school entity shall have one armed school security personnel on duty during the school day at each school building, and each school entity must certify to the School Safety and Security Committee that an armed school security personnel satisfies the requirements of the act. Further specifies the duties of school safety and security coordinators and the commission. Implements powers and duties upon the school security personnel. Provides for waivers. Removes definition for “school campus” and defines “school building.” Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 1072, 1182, 1240)   (PN 1240) Amends the Public School Code, in school security, to provide for school security personnel. Provides that, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, a school entity shall have one armed school security personnel on duty during the school day at each school building, and each school entity must certify to the School Safety and Security Committee that an armed school security personnel satisfies the requirements of the act. Further specifies the duties of school safety and security coordinators and the commission. Implements powers and duties upon the school security personnel. Provides for waivers. Removes definition for “school campus” and defines “school building.” Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 1072, 1182)   (PN 1182) Amends the Public School Code, in school security, to provide for school security personnel. Provides that, beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, a school entity shall have one armed school security personnel on duty during the school day at each school building, and each school entity must certify to the School Safety and Security Committee that an armed school security personnel satisfies the requirements of the act. Implements powers and duties upon the school security personnel. Removes definition for “school campus” and defines “school building.” Effective in 60 days. (Prior Printer Number(s): 1072)   (PN 1072) Amends the Public School Code, in school security, to provide for school security personnel. Provides that, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, a school entity shall have one armed school security personnel on duty during the school day at each school building., and each school entity must certify to the School Safety and Security Committee that an armed school security personnel satisfies the requirements of the act. Implements powers and duties upon the school security personnel. Inserts definitions for school campus and school day. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1072 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1182 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1240 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1291 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/07/2023 
S - Introduced

09/07/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Education


10/24/2023 
S - Reported as amended - Senate Education

10/24/2023 
S - First consideration

11/15/2023 
S - Laid out for discussion

11/15/2023 
S - Amended

11/15/2023 
S - Second consideration 

12/11/2023 
S - Re-referred to - Senate Appropriations


12/13/2023 
S - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended - Senate Appropriations

12/13/2023 
S - Re-reported as amended - Senate Appropriations

12/13/2023 
S - Laid out for discussion

12/13/2023 
S - Third consideration and final passage 

12/13/2023 
H - Referred to - House Education

SB908 (T) - An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses), 23 (Domestic Relations) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for the offense of persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for retail dealer required to be licensed and for licensing of dealers and providing for ammunition purchase authorization permits and for transporting ammunition into this Commonwealth; establishing the Ammunition Safety and Enforcement Fund; and making editorial changes.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: (PN 1073) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), to provide for ammunition purchase authorization permits and require the permits to purchase or otherwise seek the transfer or ownership of ammunition from a retailer that sells ammunition. Amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) and Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure), to include references ammunition purchase authorization permits and the transport of ammunition into this commonwealth. Provides definitions for ammunition, gun range or target facility and other weapon. Provides for remote ordering. Effective July 1, 2024, or immediately, whichever is later.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1073 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/07/2023 
S - Introduced

09/07/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB909 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for identification required for purchase of firearm ammunition.
Sponsor: Sen. John I. Kane (D)
Summary: (PN 1074) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, to provide for identification required for purchase of firearm ammunition. Provides that no person may sell or deliver firearm ammunition to a purchaser or transferee unless the purchaser or transferee presents an official form of photo identification. Provides exceptions and implements penalties. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1074 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
09/07/2023 
S - Introduced

09/07/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB971 (T) - An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in safe schools, providing for parental and employee notification of weapon incidents.
Sponsor: Sen. Jarrett Coleman (R)
Summary: (PN 1196) Amends the Public School Code, in safe schools, providing for parental and employee notification of weapon incidents. Requires parental and guardian notification of any incident involving the possession of a weapon on any school property that violates law or school policies. Provides for the notification to be made within 24 hours of the incident via a method of communication likely to reach parents, guardians and school employees. Provides for limitations, exceptions and incidents during school-sponsored activities or public conveyance to or from school or a school-sponsored activity. Defines "school property." Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1196 -  HTML  PDF 
Text - Printer's No. 1728 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
10/31/2023 
S - Introduced

10/31/2023 
S - Referred to - Senate Education


06/12/2024 
S - Voted Favorably From Committee as Amended    - Senate Education

06/12/2024 
S - Reported as amended - Senate Education

06/12/2024 
S - First consideration

SB1146 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses.
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: (PN 1526) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses. Stipulates in issuance of license that the term “unlawful user of marijuana” does not include an individual who holds a valid identification card issued under the Medical Marijuana Act. Specifies in issuance of license that subparagraph (xiv) shall not apply to an individual who is prohibited from possessing or acquiring a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 922 (g)(3) based solely upon the individual’s status as a holder of a valid identification card issued under section 501 of the Medical Marijuana Act. Effective in 60 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1526 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
04/17/2024 
S - Introduced

04/17/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB1201 (T) - An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses, providing for liability insurance and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms.
Sponsor: Sen. Amanda M. Cappelletti (D)
Summary: (PN 1633) Amends Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for licenses, providing for liability insurance and further providing for sale or transfer of firearms. Requires firearm liability insurance, as provided under Section 6109.1 for the issuance of a license to carry a concealed firearm. Prohibits the issuance of a concealed firearm to an individual who has failed to obtain and provide to the issuing authority evidence of firearm liability insurance. Requires the provision of a certificate of liability insurance, when issuing a license under Section 6109, to verify that the individual has a valid insurance policy to insure against injury to persons or property that may arise out of the use of a firearm covered by the license. Requires such insurance policies to be in the amount of at least $1,000,000; satisfy any judgment for personal injury or property damage arising out of a negligent or willful act involving the use of an insured firearm; and may not cover any unlawful act. Requires the individual issued a contract of firearm liability insurance to notify the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) via a form to be developed, and the licensing authority of the county in which the insured individual resides, if the firearm liability insurance becomes canceled or terminated. Requires the individual issued a contract of firearm liability insurance to obtain from the insurance company an identification certificate to be valid only for the period for which coverage is paid. Provides for an owner’s duty to carry insurance identification certificates simultaneously with the insured firearm, to be exhibited to a law enforcement officer upon demand for inspection. Provides certain consequences for the failure to produce the insurance identification certification, including firearm confiscation and subsequent action that may include the revocation of the owner’s license to carry a firearm or the release of a confiscated firearm. Provides for a $50 license reissuance fee for a person whose license was previously revoked. Requires those who do not reside in but are present in the commonwealth with a concealed firearm licensed by the laws of another state to obtain firearm liability insurance within 30 days of arrival in the commonwealth. Provides offense grading and fine scaling for noncompliance penalties for failures to maintain liability insurance as required under the subsection. Effective in 180 days.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1633 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/28/2024 
S - Introduced

05/28/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate Judiciary

SB1212 (T) - An Act amending Title 53 (Municipalities Generally) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in employees, providing for mandatory firearms training for certain law enforcement agencies.
Sponsor: Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D)
Summary: (PN 1639) Amends Title 53 (Municipalities Generally), in employees, adding a section to provide for mandatory firearms training for certain law enforcement agencies. Provides the general rule that an officer in a law enforcement agency located in a county of the second class A with a population between 565,000 and 600,000 according to the 2020 federal decennial census shall undergo and complete mandatory in-service firearms training courses conducted by a certified law enforcement firearms instructor at least four times each year. Provides provisions for documentation and penalties. Defines “certified law enforcement firearms instructor,” “law enforcement agency” and “officer.” Effective immediately.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1639 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/28/2024 
S - Introduced

05/28/2024 
S - Referred to - Senate Law & Justice

SCO841 (T) - Requires the Pennsylvania State Police to conduct a background check on any individual who wishes to purchase ammunition.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Bill Text: 03/17/2023 - Text -
Bill History:
03/17/2023 
S - Cosponsor memo filed

09/07/2023 
S - Introduced SB908

SCO842 (T) - Requires all individuals to provide an official form of photographic identification with every purchase of firearm ammunition.
Sponsor: Sen. John I. Kane (D)
Bill Text: 03/17/2023 - Text -
Bill History:
03/17/2023 
S - Cosponsor memo filed

05/03/2023 
S - Introduced SB672

SCO1408 (T) - Amending the Uniform Firearms Act
Sponsor: Sen. Daniel Laughlin (R)
Summary: Considers amending the Uniform Firearms Act to conform with the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: 02/09/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
02/09/2024 
S - Cosponsor memo filed

04/17/2024 
S - Introduced SB1146

SCO1944 (T) - Gun Violence Awareness Month - June 2024
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: Resolution recognizing June 2024 as “Gun Violence Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: 05/28/2024 - Text -
Bill History:
05/28/2024 
S - Cosponsor memo filed

SR23 (T) - A Resolution recognizing the week of February 1 through 7, 2023, as "Gun Violence Survivors Week" in Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: (PN 238) The resolution recognizes the week of February 1 through 7, 2023, as "Gun Violence Survivors Week" in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 238 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
01/31/2023 
S - Introduced

01/31/2023 

SR118 (T) - A Resolution designating the month of June 2023 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania in recognition of this public safety and public health issue and in commemoration of the lives lost to gun violence in this Commonwealth.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: (PN 771) Resolution designating the month of June 2023 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania in recognition of this public safety and public health issue and in commemoration of the lives lost to gun violence in this Commonwealth.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 771 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/17/2023 
S - Introduced

05/17/2023 

SR236 (T) - A Resolution recognizing the week of January 22 through 26, 2024, as "Gun Violence Survivors Week" in Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: (PN 1373) Resolution recognizing the week of January 22 through 26, 2024, as "Gun Violence Survivors Week" in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1373 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
02/12/2024 
S - Introduced

02/12/2024 

SR302 (T) - A Resolution recognizing the month of June 2024 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
Sponsor: Sen. Arthur L Haywood (D)
Summary: (PN 1660) Resolution recognizing the month of June 2024 as "Gun Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.
Bill Text: Text - Printer's No. 1660 -  HTML  PDF 
Bill History:
05/31/2024 
S - Introduced

05/31/2024