2019-2020 Gun Safety Bills Awaiting Committee Action

  • HB 159 (Rep. Quinn) – Universal Background Checks: Subjects all firearm sales, regardless of barrel length, to background checks, and allows a person to obtain a 48-hour background check approval for a licensed gun show.  Permits the issuance of a single background check approval that would remain valid for multiple days for use at gun shows across the Commonwealth. 
     
  • HB 162 (Rep. Zabel) – Firearms: One Purchase a Month: Prohibits individuals from purchasing more than one handgun every 30 days.
     
  • HB 165 (Rep. Donatucci) – Voluntary No Firearm Purchase List: Establishes a voluntary firearm purchase exclusion list and requires the Pennsylvania State Police to check the list as part of the PICS purchase or transfer approval procedure.
     
  • HB 202 (Rep. Cruz) – Firearm Buyback Program: Establishes a statewide gun buyback program. 
     
  • HB 204 (Rep. Cruz) – Toy or Imitation Firearms: Prohibits the importation, manufacturing, sale, presentation for sale and distribution of imitation firearms, unless the toy or imitation has been designed and manufactured in such a way that it is obvious it is not a real firearm.  Provides exceptions for sales outside the Commonwealth, use in theater or film, and antiques. 
     
  • HB 307 (Rep. Gainey) – Assault Weapons Ban: Bans the possession, purchase, transfer, use or manufacture of an assault weapon. 
     
  • HB 326 (Rep. Warren) – No-Fly List Firearms Ownership Prohibition: Prohibits anyone whose name appears on the FBI’s terrorist screening database from purchasing or possessing a firearm in Pennsylvania. 
     
  • HB 336 (Rep. Cruz) – Firearms on the Capitol Complex: Prohibits the carrying of firearms, rifles and shotguns on the Capitol Complex and requires lockers to be provided for the temporary checking of firearms. 
     
  • HB 344 (Rep. Cruz) – Shooting Range Background Checks: Requires patrons of a shooting range to complete a gun rental application, which shall include a background check, before they may be approved to rent a firearm.  The approval must be renewed yearly. 
     
  • HB 377 (Rep. Isaacson) – Destroying Confiscated or Recovered Firearms: Requires that law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth destroy confiscated or recovered firearms if the owner cannot be found within 120 days.
     
  • HB 378 (Rep. Isaacson) – Prohibiting the Mentally Ill from Possessing Firearms: Prohibits the possession of firearms by individuals who have been ordered to undergo involuntary mental health treatment on an outpatient basis. 
     
  • HB 459 (Rep. Cruz) – Pennsylvania State Police Notifications: Amends the Uniform Firearms Act to require that the Pennsylvania State Police be notified within 72 hours, instead of the current 7 days, that an individual has received mental health adjudication, treatment, commitment, or suffers from substance abuse or addiction. 
     
  • HB 462 (Rep. Cruz) – Pennsylvania State Police Notifications: Amends the Mental Health Procedures Act to require that the Pennsylvania State Police be notified within 72 hours, instead of the current 7 days, that an individual has been adjudicated incompetent, has been involuntarily committed to a mental institution for inpatient care and treatment, or who has been involuntarily treated. 
     
  • HB 467 (Rep. Cruz) – Firearms Eligibility License: Requires individuals wishing to purchase a firearm to first obtain a firearms eligibility license. 
     
  • HB 525 (Rep. Briggs) – Protecting Children from Accidental Gun Injuries and Deaths: Requires a person who stores or leaves a firearm on premises under his or her control, and who knows that a minor would be likely to gain access to the firearm without permission of a parent or guardian, to keep the firearm in a locked container or other secure location. 
     
  • HB 532 (Rep. Warren) – Safe Storage of Firearms When Residing With An Individual Not to Possess Firearms: Requires the safe storage of firearms if the owner resides with an individual who may not legally possess a firearm. 
     
  • HB 673 (Rep. Warren) – Background Checks: Eliminates all but the family transfer exception to the requirement of a background check prior to purchasing or transferring a firearm.
     
  • HB 699 (Rep. McCarter and Rep. Sturla) – 3D Printed Firearms: Prohibits individuals from 3D printing a firearm and requires all 3D printed firearms to be subject to the Uniform Firearm Act.
     
  • HB 700 (Rep. McCarter and Rep. Sturla) – Prohibiting Undetectable Firearms: Prohibits the manufacturing, sale, and possession of undetectable firearms. 
     
  • HB 724 (Rep. DeLuca) – Concealed Carry Permit Training: Requires individuals to complete a six hour firearm training program with a certified firearms instructor approved by the National Rifle Association prior to receiving a concealed carry permit. 
     
  • HB 726 (Rep. DeLuca) – Consecutive Sentences for Firearm Charges: Provides for consecutive sentences for firearm charges with respect to mandatory five-year sentencing upon conviction of a violent crime with a firearm. 
     
  • HB 738 (Rep. Kirkland) – Ammunition Purchases: Requires an individual to present photographic identification when purchasing firearm ammunition.
     
  • HB 740 (Rep. Kirkland) – Firearm: Toy Purchases: Prohibits the purchase of realistic toy firearms by individuals under 18 years of age, unless they are accompanied by an adult at the time of purchase.
     
  • HB 768 (Rep. Cruz) – Firearms Registration: Requires most firearm owners to register their firearms with the Pennsylvania State Police. 
     
  • HB 1028 (Rep. McCarter) – Firearm Restraining Orders: Allows a law enforcement officer, family or household member, person licensed under the Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors Act, or a health care practitioner to petition the court for a firearm restraining order enjoining a person from purchasing, otherwise receiving or possessing a firearm, ammunition or other weapon. 
     
  • HB 1162 (Rep. Schweyer) – Minimum Age of 21 to Purchase Semiautomatic Firearms: Prohibits the sale or possession of an assault weapon by individuals below the age of 21 and establishes a definition for assault weapons. 
     
  • HB 1288 (Rep. Sanchez) – Lost and Stolen Firearms: Requires a person who lawfully owns or possesses a firearm to report the loss or theft within 72 hours of the discovery of the loss or theft and establishes penalties for violations. 
     
  • HB 1289 (Rep. Sanchez) – Rapid Fire or “Multiburst Trigger Activators”: Updates the state’s definition of “offensive weapons” to include “multiburst trigger activators,” thus outlawing them. 
     
  • HB 1075 (Rep. Stephens) – Extreme Risk Protection Orders: Establishes extreme risk protection orders, which permit a judge to temporarily revoke a dangerous individual’s right to possess or purchase a firearm.