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3/14/2014 House Judiciary Committee to hear firearms bills
 STATE HOUSE – The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday will hear numerous bills relating to firearms. The hearing is scheduled Tuesday, March 18, at the rise of the House session (around 4:30 p.m.) in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.
Among the bills scheduled to be heard are:
  • 2014-H 7311 – Sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairwoman Edith H. Ajello (D-Dist. 1, Providence), this bill would prevent anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from having a firearm for two years, four years for repeat offenders.
  • 2014-H 7310 – Sponsored by Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence), this bill would prevent anyone convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense from having a firearm and stiffen penalties.
  • 2014-H 7328 – This bill sponsored by Rep. Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence) would require that mandatory jail sentencing imposed on the crime of possession of a stolen firearm not be suspended or deferred.
  • 2014-H 7583 – Sponsored by Rep. Joseph S. Almeida (D-Dist. 10, Providence), this bill establishes the Safe Firearms Act, regulating the manufacture, sale, possession and transfer of certain assault weapons, with several exceptions.
  • 2014-H 7584 – Also sponsored by Representative Almeida, this bill would impose restrictions on the manufacture, transfer and possession of certain semiautomatic assault weapons. It would ban large capacity ammunition feed devices.
  • 2014-H 7585 – Also sponsored by Representative Almeida, this bill bans possession of magazines holding more than 10 rounds, except by military and law enforcement personnel and firearms dealers supplying lawful users.
  • 2014-H 7588 – Sponsored by Rep. Donna M. Walsh (D-Dist. 36, Charlestown, Westerly, South Kingstown, New Shoreham) this bill would make it a felony to discharge a firearm or incendiary or explosive device aboard an aircraft.
  • 2014-H 7856 – This bill sponsored by Rep. Karen L. MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland) would limit the prohibition against possessing weapons on school grounds to students and exempts culinary activities from the school weapons ban.
  • 2014-H 7857 – This bill sponsored by Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) establishes a firearm violence prevention fund financed by a $50 assessment against those convicted of firearms offenses.
  • 2014-H 7923 – This bill sponsored by Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9, Providence) on behalf of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin would prohibit those convicted of misdemeanor domestic offenses from possessing firearms, prohibits the carrying of rifles and shotguns in vehicles, and provides additional penalties for transferring a firearm to a minor if the firearm is used in crime of violence.


For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 331A
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466