Bill Summary for H 481 (2021-2022)
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AN ACT TO ALLOW EACH DEPARTMENT, AGENCY, INSTITUTION, COMMISSION, AND BUREAU OF THE EXECUTIVE, JUDICIAL, OR LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF NORTH CAROLINA AND CAMPUS POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF THE CONSTITUENT INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA TO SELL, TRADE, OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF ANY OR ALL SURPLUS WEAPONS IN THEIR POSSESSION TO ANY FEDERALLY LICENSED FIREARM DEALER; TO PROVIDE THAT THE TWENTY-YEAR WAITING PERIOD TO PETITION THE COURT TO HAVE FIREARM RIGHTS' RESTORED FOR AN OUT-OF-STATE CONVICTION IS CALCULATED JUST LIKE THE TWENTY-YEAR WAITING PERIOD FOR A NORTH CAROLINA CONVICTION; AND TO AUTHORIZE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO PURCHASE PRIOR WEAPON USED.Intro. by C. Smith, Faircloth, Miller.
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Senate amendments make the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Amendment #1 adds a new section amending GS 14-415.4 (Restoration of firearms rights) to allow restoration of a person’s firearms rights following a nonviolent felony conviction outside of North Carolina where (1) 20 years have passed since the unconditional discharge or pardon of the person by the agency having jurisdiction where the conviction occurred and (2) the person’s civil rights have been restored under the laws of the jurisdiction where the conviction occurred. Effective December 1, 2021. Makes other conforming changes.
Amendment #2 further amends GS 143-63.1 to require that surplus weapons be offered for public sale to federally licensed firearm dealers, with public sale through sealed competitive bids, electronic bids, negative bids, auction, and retail sales.
Amendment #3 amends GS 20-187.2 to allow active members of city and county law enforcement agencies, upon change in type of weapons, to purchase the weapon worn or carried by such member at a price of the average yield to the city or county from the sale of similar weapons during the preceding year, as active members of State law enforcement agencies are authorized by current law. Makes technical changes.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.