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  • NJ A3985
  • Permits law enforcement agencies to buy firearms directly from manufacturers; clarifies permits and identification cards not required.*
Introduced
(6/20/2016)
In Committee
(10/6/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill clarifies that law enforcement agencies are permitted to purchase firearms directly from manufacturers. Specifically, under the provisions of this bill, law enforcement agencies are permitted to purchase firearms for use by law enforcement officers in the actual performance of the officers' official duties directly from a manufacturer or from a licensed dealer. According to the sponsor, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recently interpreted a New Jersey regulation (N.J.A.C.13:54-1.3) to mean that law enforcement agencies are only permitted to purchase firearms through a licensed firearms dealer and therefore, are prohibited from purchasing firearms directly from a manufacturer. This bill clarifies that law enforcement agencies are permitted to purchase firearms directly from manufacturers, in addition to licensed dealers.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Law and Public Safety, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S2337 (1R)  (on 10/20/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
10/20/2016 A Substituted by S2337 (1R)
10/6/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
10/6/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Hearing (14:00 10/6/2016 Committee Room 13, 4th Floor)
6/20/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 10/6/2016 Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee: Reported with Amendments 8 0 1