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Proposed Pennsylvania House Legislation HB585

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This legislation corrects the terrible drafting flaws in Title 18, Section 908.1-Electronic Incapacitation Devices-(Stun Guns/Tasers) that criminalizes mere possession by law-abiding citizens.

Legislation Overview

Title: In inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons.


Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons.

Session: 2019-2020 Regular Session

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: December 17, 2019



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11 sponsors: William Kortz (D); Thomas Murt (R); Harry Readshaw (D); Stephen Barrar (R); Thomas Caltagirone (D); Craig Staats (R); Aaron Bernstine (R); Rich Irvin (R); Joseph Ciresi (D); Brian Kirkland (D); Eric Nelson (R)

Chamber Date Action
House Dec 17, 2019 Removed from table
House Dec 17, 2019 Laid on the table
House Sep 24, 2019 Reported as committed
House Sep 24, 2019 First consideration
House Sep 24, 2019 Laid on the table
House Feb 28, 2019 Referred to JUDICIARY
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Description Vote Date Yea Votes Nay Votes Absent Passed Rating Comments
09/24/2019 24 1 0 Yes
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