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North Dakota 1163 - Reducing Penalties

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North Dakota 1163

The possession of firearms or dangerous weapons; and to provide a penalty

by Seabass Ertelt (R), Dan Johnston (R), Karen Karls (R), Ben Koppelman (R), Kim Koppelman (R), Jeffery Magrum (R) with Larry Luick (R), Janne Myrdal (R)

LEAP Forward Position: Oppose

Explanation: This legislation would reduce crimes pertaining to the unauthorized carrying of firearms from Class A or B misdemeanors (punishable by up to a year in prison and a $30,000 fine in the case of Class A) and reducing it to an infraction, which carries a maximum fine of $1,000.

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7 1. An individual who enters or remains in that part of the establishment set aside 8 for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages and the consumption of purchased alcoholic 9 beverages or used as a gaming site at which bingo is the primary gaming activity while 10 that individual knowingly possesses a firearm or dangerous weapon is guilty of an infraction. In addition, an individual is guilty of an offense 12 under this section for the knowing possession of a device that uses a projectile and 13 voltage or a device that uses a projectile and may be used to apply multiple 14 applications of voltage during a single incident in the part of an establishment 15 set aside for the retail sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

18 1. An individual who knowingly possesses a firearm or dangerous weapon at a public 19 gathering is guilty of an infraction. For the purpose of this 20 section, “public gathering” means an athletic or sporting event, a school, a church, and 21 a publicly owned or operated building. 22

62.1-02-10. Carrying loaded firearm in certain vehicles prohibited -Penalty -Exceptions.

An individual may not keep or carry a loaded firearm in or on any motor vehicle, including an off-highway vehicle or snowmobile in this state. An individual violating this section is guilty of an infraction.