Pennsylvania HB 165 - Self-Exclusion


Pennsylvania HB 165

In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for sale or transfer of firearms and for Pennsylvania State Police and providing for self-exclusion from purchasing a firearm

by Maria Donatucci (D) with Tom Caltagirone (D), Mary Daley (D), Jason Dawkins (D), Dan Frankel (D), Carol Hill-Evans (D), Stephen Kinsey (D), Joanna McClinton (D), Mike Schlossberg (D), Brian Sims (D), Perry Warren Jr. (D), Rosita Youngblood (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Explanation: Pending


Section 3. Title 18 is amended by adding a section to read: 6129. Self-exclusion from purchasing a firearm. (a) General rule.—The Pennsylvania State Police shall establish and maintain a list of persons self-excluded from purchasing a firearm or receiving a firearm by transfer. A person may, in a form and manner to be established by the Pennsylvania State Police, request placement on the voluntary self-exclusion list. The form shall require the person to agree that, during any period of placement on the voluntary selfexclusion list, the person will not be permitted to purchase a firearm or receive a firearm by transfer. (b) Period of exclusion.—The length of placement of the voluntary self-exclusion list requested by a person must be one of the following: (1) One year. (2) Three years. (3) Five years. (c) Removal from voluntary self-exclusion list.-(1) No less than 20 business days before the conclusion of the self-exclusion time period, the Pennsylvania State Police shall notify the person whose name is placed on the voluntary self-exclusion list that the period of selfexclusion is about to conclude. The notice shall provide the procedure for requesting renewal of the voluntary selfexclusion list in a form and manner to be established by the Pennsylvania State Police. (2) (Reserved). (d) Disclosure.—Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Pennsylvania State Police’s voluntary selfexclusion list shall not be open to public inspection. (e) Promulgation of regulations.—The Pennsylvania State Police shall promulgate regulations establishing procedures as needed to implement the provisions of this section.