Up-to-Date FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT Status Report as of April 2, 2010
This is the latest information in table form as of April 2 on the FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT for all the States.
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FIREARMS FREEDOM ACT
States That Passed Their Firearms Freedom Act
|1||Montana||HB-246 Oct. 27, 2008 Draft Request Recieved. Jan. 9, 2009 Draft Delivered to Requester. Jan. 13, 2009 Introduced. Feb. 21, 2009 Passed the House and sent to the Senate; Apr. 2, 2009 Passed the Senate and returned to the House; Apr. 7, 2009 Signed by Speaker of the House and by the President of the Senate; Apr. 8, 2009 sent to the Governor; Apr. 15, 2009 Signed by the Governor and PASSED INTO LAW.|
|2||Utah||SB-11 Nov. 19, 2009 Fiscal analysis by agencies and staff; Jan 6, 2010 Received in the Senate from Legislative Research; Feb. 3, 2010 Passed the Senate and sent to the House; Feb. 10, 2010 Passed the House, signed by the Speaker of the House and returned to the Senate; Feb. 11, 2010 Signed by the President of the Senate; Feb. 16, 2010 sent to the Governor. Feb. 26, 2010 signed by the Governor.|
|3||Wyoming||HB-95 Feb. 11, 2009 Introduced; Feb. 23, 2009 Passed the House; Feb. 24, 2009 sent to the Senate; Mar. 3, 2009 Passed the Senate and returned to the House; Mar. 4, 2009 signed by Speaker of the House and signed by President of the Senate; Mar. 11, 2009 signed by the Governor; (The bill differs from the original Montana model in that it establishes potential state penalties for anyone arresting a Wyoming person making or selling firearms, ammunition or accessories done in compliance with the Wyoming FFA)|
|4||Tennessee||HB-1796 Feb. 23, 2009 Introduced. May 28, 2009 Passed the House; June 3, 2009 Passed the Senate; June 4, 2009 Signed by Speaker of the House; June 8, 2009 Signed by Speaker of the Senate and sent to the Governor for signature; June 22, 2009 Returned by the Governor WITHOUT signature; June 29, 2010 Became effective and Published, Ch. 435.|
|5||South Dakota||SB-89 Jan. 22, 2010 Introduced. Feb. 18, 2010 Passed the Senate. Mar. 3, 2010 Passed the House. Mar. 4, 2010 Signed by President of the Senate; Mar. 8 signed by the Speaker of the House; Mar. 9, 2010 delivered to the Governor; Mar. 12, 2010 signed by the Governor.|
States That Have Introduced Their
|1||Alabama||HB-48 Introduced Jan. 12, 2010. Referred to Commerce Committee.|
|2||Alaska||HB-186. Introduced Mar. 12, 2009; Referred to Finance Committee Feb. 26, 2010|
|3||Arkansas||Nothing Introduced yet. Arkansas Legislative Council Agenda, Section L. New Proposals and Resolutions, May 15, 2009. Item 6. Interim Study Proposal 2009-178 filed by Arkansas Rep. King requesting the Legislative Council refer to the House Judiciary Committee a study of the application of the Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments of the United States Constitution and their application to the regulation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition manufactured commercially or privately in the State of Arkansas that remain within the borders of the State of Arkansas.|
|4||Arizona||SB-1098. Jan. 14, 2010 Introduced; Jan 19, 2010 Referred to Judiciary & Rules Committees; Feb. 1, 2010 Do Pass Amended(?).
HB-2307. Jan. 25, 2010 Introduced; Feb. 24, 2010 Passed the House and Transmitted to the Senate; Feb. 25, 2010 First Reading. March 29, 2010 Passed the Senate with a vote of 22-8!
|5||Colorado||SB-10-092. Introduced Jan. 20, 2010; Feb. 10, 2010 Sent to Senate Committee on State, Veterans & Military Affairs – Postpone Indefinitely|
|6||Florida||HB-21. Introduced July 6, 2009; Oct. 1, 2009 Referred to five committees; March 2, 2010 First Reading;
SB-1098. Introduced Jan. 14, 2009 with first reading; Jan 19, 2009 second reading then referred to Judiciary; Rules Committees; Feb. 1, 2010 DPA (Do Pass Amended).
|7||Georgia||HB-1238. Feb 8, 2010 Introduced. First Reading; Mar. 8, 2010 Second Reading.|
|8||Idaho||H-0589. Feb. 19, 2010 Introduced;March 9, 2010 Passed the House; March 10, 2010 Delivered to the Senate and moved to State Affairs Committee; March 30, 2010 Idaho Firearms Freedom Act Heads to Governors Desk|
|9||Indiana||SB-200. Introduced Jan. 11, 2010 and referred to Committees on Correction, Criminal and Civil Matters;
SB-276. Introduced Jan. 11, 2010 and referred to Committees on Correction, Criminal and Civil Matters;
SB-416. Introduced Jan. 14, 2010.
|10||Kansas||HB-2620. Feb. 2, 2010 Introduced; Mar. 18, 2010 Reported out of Federal and State Affairs Committee. March 23, 2010 Passed the House. Delivered to the Senate. March 24, transmitted to Federal and State Affairs Committee.|
|11||Kentucky||HB-87. (BR-348) Jan. 5, 2010 Introduced and referred to Elections, Constitutional Amendments & Intergovernment Affairs.|
|12||Louisiana||SB-175. Prefiled March 17, 2010. Referred to Senate Judiciary B.|
|13||Michigan||HB-5232. Introduced Aug. 11, 2009 and referred to the Judiciary Committee|
|14||Minnesota||HF-2376. Introduced May 7, 2009 and referred to Public Safety Policy and Oversight. (Languishing since introduction?)|
|15||Missouri||HB-1230. Dec. 1, 2009 Prefiled. Feb. 10, 2010 referred to Agri-Business.|
|16||New Hampshire||HB-1285. Jan. 6, 2010 Introduced. Jan. 20, 2010 Majority Report = Inexpedient to Legislate; Minority Report = Refer to Study. (Departs from the Montana model in that it sets criminal penalties for any person attempting to enforce federal criminal laws against the maker of a New Hampshire-made and retained firearm.)|
|17||Ohio||HB-315. Introduced Oct. 16, 2009 and referred to Commerce and Labor Committee. No further action noted.|
|18||Oklahoma||HB-2884 . Feb. 2, 2010 Second Reading and referred to Public Safety Committee.
SB-1685 Mar 3, 2010 Passed the Senate. Mar. 4, 2010 Sent to the House. March 16, 2010 Second Reading and referred to the Public Safety Committee.
|19||Pennsylvania||HB-1988. Sept. 18, 2009 Referred to Judiciary Committee. (Losing steam for lack of interest?)|
|20||South Carolina||S-794 May 6, 2009 Introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee; May 13, 2009 referred to an unnamed subcommittee. (Losing steam for lack of interest?)
H-4022. May 12, 2009 Introduced, read first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee. May 19, 2009 recalled from Judiciary Committee. May 20, 2009 read second time and passed the House. May 21, 2009 read third time and sent to the Senate. Jan. 12, 2010 Introduced in Senate and read first time and sent to Judiciary Committee. Jan. 19, 2010 sent to subcommittee.
|21||Texas||HB-1863. Feb 26, 2009 Introduced. May 1, 2009 Passed Public Safety Committee without amendments. May 5, 2009 Committee Report sent to Calendars. (No further developments noted.)|
|22||Virginia||HB-69. Introduced Dec. 29, 2009. HB-886 Introduced Jan. 13, 2010 incorporated into HB-69 Feb. 12, 2010 by Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee on voice vote; Feb. 16, 2010 Passed the House. Feb. 17, 2010 Sent to the Senate and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice. Mar. 4, 2010 referred to Special Subcommitte. ODD ENTRY: Mar. 8, 2010 [HB-69] Left in [Committee for] Courts of Justice. NOTE: AmmoLand.com March 10, reports Senators Saslaw & Marsh trying to kill Bill-69. (pun not intended, sort of). A lot of treachery and trickery going on here.|
|23||Washington||HB-2709. Jan. 12, 2010 Introduced and held on first reading. Jan 13, 2010 First reading and referred to Judiciary Committee. March 15 By Resolution, reintroduced and retainend in present status.|
|24||West Virginia||SB-555. Feb. 12, 2010 Introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee.|
States that have Done Nothing So Far to Date
|Mississippi||HC 126 May 27, 2009 To suspend the deadlines for drafting, introduction, consideration and passage of Mississippi Firearms Freedom Act. Referred to the Rules Committee. June 3, 2009 Died in Committee. Disposition: DEAD.|
|14||New Jersey||Nothing yet.|
|15||New Mexico||Nothing yet.|
|16||New York||Nothing yet.|
|17||North Carolina||Nothing yet.|
|18||North Dakota||Nothing yet.|
|20||Rhode Island||Nothing yet.|