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ACTIVE Pro Second Amendment Bills

Hearing Protection Act
Legalizes suppressors in Iowa

Bill history:
1/15/16 – Introduced
1/26/16 – Passed a House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee vote
2/4/16 – Passed a House Judiciary vote
2/23/16 – Passed House vote
3/1/16 – Passed a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee vote
3/2/16 – Passed a Senate Judiciary Committee vote
3/17/16 – Passed a Senate vote 46 to 4 with an amendment
3/22/16 – Passed a House concurrence vote 77 to 22
3/31/16 – SIGNED INTO LAW!

ATV Carry Act
Allows lawful Permit to Carry holders to carry while using off-road vehicles

Bill history:
1/20/16 – Introduced
1/28/16 – Passed a House of Representatives Natural Resources subcommittee vote
2/4/16 – Passed a House Natural Resources vote
2/23/16 – Passed House vote
3/10/16 – Passed a Senate Natural Resources subcommittee vote
3/10/16 – Passed a Senate Natural Resources committee vote
3/22/16 – Passed a Senate vote 43 to 4
3/23/16 – Passed a House concurrence vote 77 to 18
4/6/16 – SIGNED INTO LAW!

 

Inactive Bills

Hunter Protection Act KILLED BY SENATE INACTION
Allows hunters to carry a handgun for personal protection

Bill history:
1/19/16 – Introduced

Current location:
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee
Joe Bolkcom, Dick Deardon, Tom Shipley
joe.bolkcom@legis.iowa.gov; dick.dearden@legis.iowa.gov; tom.shipley@legis.iowa.gov

Emergency Protection Act KILLED BY SENATE INACTION
Guarantees Second Amendment rights are not suspended during a state of emergency

Bill history:
1/15/16 – Introduced
1/21/16 – Passed a House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee vote
2/4/16 – Passed a House Judiciary vote
2/23/16 – Passed House vote

Current location:
Senate Judiciary Committee

 

Youth Safety & Parental Rights Act KILLED BY SENATE INACTION
Repeals Iowa’s ban on supervised youth handgun training

Bill history:
1/15/16 – Introduced
1/25/16 – Passed a House of Representatives Judiciary subcommittee vote
2/4/16 – Passed a House Judiciary vote
2/23/16 – Passed House vote

Current location:
Senate Judiciary Committee

Privacy Protection Act KILLED BY SENATE INACTION

Bill history:
01/29/2016 – Introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives
2/4/16 – Passed a House Judiciary subcommittee vote
2/16/16 – Passed a House Judiciary committee vote
2/23/16 – Passed House vote
3/2/16 – Passed a Senate Judiciary subcommittee vote
3/10/16 – Passed a Senate Judiciary committee vote

Current location:
Full Senate


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