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Florida HB 455 - Assault Weapons and Large Capacity Magazines

Florida HB 455

by Rep. Carlos Smith (D) with Reps. Anna Eskamani (D), Dotie Joseph (D), Cindy Polo (D)

LEAP Forward Position - Support


An act relating to assault weapons and large-capacity magazines; creating s. 790.301, F.S.; providing definitions; prohibiting the sale or transfer of an assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine; providing exceptions; providing criminal penalties; prohibiting possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine; providing exceptions; providing criminal penalties; requiring certificates of possession for assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines lawfully possessed before a pecified date; providing requirements for certificates; specifying the form of certificates; providing requirements for an applicant who fails to qualify for such a certificate; limiting transfers of assault weapons or large-capacity ammunition magazines represented by such certificates; providing conditions for continued possession of such weapons or large capacity ammunition magazines; requiring certificates of transfer for transfers of assault weapons or large capacity magazines; providing for relinquishment of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines; providing requirements for transportation of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines; providing criminal penalties; specifying circumstances in which the manufacture or transportation of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines is not prohibited; exempting permanently inoperable firearms from provisions; amending s. 775.087, F.S.; providing enhanced criminal penalties for certain offenses when committed with an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine; providing severability; providing an effective date.