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HF 2502 - Amends Gun Policies - Iowa Key Vote

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Title: Amends Gun Policies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends gun policies.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a local political subdivision of the state from enacting an ordinance, resolution, or policy that regulates the ownership, possession, legal transfer, lawful transportation, modification, registration, or licensing of firearms, firearm attachments, or other weapons when it is otherwise legal to do so under state law (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that any ordinance regulating firearms or other weapons in violation of the above prohibition existing on or after April 5, 1990, is null and void (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a person adversely affected by the ordinance, resolution, or policy to file a suit for declaratory and injunctive relief if a local political subdivision adopts an ordinance after regulating the possession, transfer, or transportation of firearms or other weapons prior to, on, or after July 1, 2020 (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a local political subdivision of the state to restrict the carrying, possession, or transportation of firearms or other dangerous weapons in the buildings or physical structures located on property under the subdivision’s control only if arrangements are made by the subdivision to screen persons for firearms or other dangerous weapons and the subdivision provides armed security personnel inside the building or physical structure where the restriction is to be in effect (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits a local political subdivision from enacting an ordinance, resolution, or policy that regulates the storage of weapons or ammunition (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that any local policy regulating the storage of weapons or ammunition in places as of July 1, 2020, is null and void (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that a supreme court or a judicial branch order that prohibits a person from lawfully carrying, possessing, or transporting a weapon in a county courthouse or other joint-use public facility will not be enforceable unless said judicial order applies only to a courtroom, court office, or to a courthouse used only for judicial branch functions (Sec. 5).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Amends Gun Policies

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends gun policies.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a local political subdivision of the state from enacting an ordinance, resolution, or policy that regulates the ownership, possession, legal transfer, lawful transportation, modification, registration, or licensing of firearms, firearm attachments, or other weapons when it is otherwise legal to do so under state law (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that any ordinance regulating firearms or other weapons in violation of the above prohibition existing on or after April 5, 1990, is null and void (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a person adversely affected by the ordinance, resolution, or policy to file a suit for declaratory and injunctive relief if a local political subdivision adopts an ordinance after regulating the possession, transfer, or transportation of firearms or other weapons prior to, on, or after July 1, 2020 (Sec. 3).

  • Authorizes a local political subdivision of the state to restrict the carrying, possession, or transportation of firearms or other dangerous weapons in the buildings or physical structures located on property under the subdivision’s control only if arrangements are made by the subdivision to screen persons for firearms or other dangerous weapons and the subdivision provides armed security personnel inside the building or physical structure where the restriction is to be in effect (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits a local political subdivision from enacting an ordinance, resolution, or policy that regulates the storage of weapons or ammunition (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that any local policy regulating the storage of weapons or ammunition in places as of July 1, 2020, is null and void (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that a supreme court or a judicial branch order that prohibits a person from lawfully carrying, possessing, or transporting a weapon in a county courthouse or other joint-use public facility will not be enforceable unless said judicial order applies only to a courtroom, court office, or to a courthouse used only for judicial branch functions (Sec. 5).

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