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  • NJ A2443
  • Prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of certain offenses.*
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(4/18/2016)
Crossed Over
(4/7/2016)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would prohibit persons who have been convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threats from purchasing or owning a firearm. Current law disqualifies a person who has been convicted of certain serious crimes from purchasing or owning firearms. These crimes include: aggravated assault; arson; burglary; escape; extortion; homicide; kidnapping; robbery; aggravated sexual assault; sexual assault; bias intimidation; endangering the welfare of a child; stalking; a crime involving domestic violence; certain crimes related to unlawful possession of weapons; and certain crimes related to controlled dangerous substances. Under the law, a person who has been convicted of any of these offenses and who possesses or owns a firearm is guilty of a crime of the second degree. Second degree crimes are punishable by a fine of up to $150,000, a term of imprisonment of five to 10 years, or both. This bill would provide that a person who has been convicted of carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering and terroristic threats, and who purchases or owns a firearm is also guilty of a crime of the second degree.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Budget and Appropriations, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee  (on 4/18/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
4/18/2016 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee
4/7/2016 A Passed by the Assembly (65-4-5)
4/4/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
4/4/2016 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (13:00 4/4/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
2/4/2016 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
2/4/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 2/4/2016 Committee Room 11, 4th Floor)
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 4/7/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 65 4 11
Detail 4/4/2016 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported Favorably 7 0 4
Detail 2/4/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 6 0 2