Introduced House Bill (H)

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Criminal enhancements for using firearms in crimes. Permits a court to impose: (1) an additional fixed term of five to 20 years if a person uses a firearm in the commission of a felony; (2) an additional fixed term of up to 20 years if a person possesses a firearm while committing any offense; and (3) a subsequent additional fixed term of five years if the firearm is stolen. Specifies that a court may not impose two sentencing enhancements for possessing and using a firearm, but that the court may impose an additional enhancement if the firearm is stolen. Provides Criminal enhancements for using firearms in crimes. Permits a court to impose: (1) an additional fixed term of five to 20 years if a person uses a firearm in the commission of a felony; (2) an additional fixed term of up to 20 years if a person possesses a firearm while committing any offense; and (3) a subsequent additional fixed term of five years if the firearm is stolen. Specifies that a court may not impose two sentencing enhancements for possessing and using a firearm, but that the court may impose an additional enhancement if the firearm is stolen. Provides that the sentencing enhancements are nonsuspendible. Repeals an overlapping firearms enhancement provision. ... View more