Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1070

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 35-47-11.

Synopsis: Local regulation of firearms. Repeals provisions that allow certain political subdivisions to adopt emergency ordinances to regulate firearms if a local disaster emergency has been declared.

Effective: July 1, 2010.





Murphy




    January 5, 2010, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural Resources.







Introduced

Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1070



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 35-47-11-1; (10)IN1070.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-47-11-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 1. (a) Section 2 of This chapter applies to all units (as defined in IC 36-1-2-23). All other sections of this chapter apply to all units other than townships.
    (b) This chapter applies only if a statute expressly grants a legislative body the authority to adopt an emergency ordinance under this chapter.
    (c) (b) This chapter does not affect the validity of an ordinance adopted before, and in effect on, January 1, 1994.
SOURCE: IC 35-47-11-2; (10)IN1070.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 35-47-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: Sec. 2. Notwithstanding IC 36-1-3, a unit may not regulate in any manner the ownership, possession, sale, transfer, or transportation of firearms (as defined in IC 35-47-1-5) or ammunition except as follows:
        (1) This chapter does not apply to land, buildings, or other real property owned or administered by a unit, except highways (as defined in IC 8-23-1-23) or public highways (as defined in

IC 8-2.1-17-14).
        (2) Notwithstanding the limitation in this section, a unit may use the unit's planning and zoning powers under IC 36-7-4 to prohibit the sale of firearms within two hundred (200) feet of a school by a person having a business that did not sell firearms within two hundred (200) feet of a school before April 1, 1994.
        (3) Notwithstanding the limitation in this section, a legislative body of a unit other than a township may adopt an emergency ordinance or a unit other than a township may take other action allowed under section 6 of this chapter to regulate the sale of firearms anywhere within the unit for a period of not more than seventy-two (72) hours after the regulatory action takes effect.
    SECTION 3. THE FOLLOWING ARE REPEALED [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2010]: IC 35-47-11-3; IC 35-47-11-4; IC 35-47-11-5; IC 35-47-11-6.