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House Bill 1359

House Bill 1359

ARCHIVE (2005)

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Seizing weapons from a mentally ill person. Permits a law enforcement officer to seize a firearm possessed by an individual whom the officer reasonably believes to be mentally ill and dangerous. Requires the firearm to be returned to the individual within 45 days unless a court finds that the individual is mentally ill and dangerous and that retention of the firearm by the law enforcement agency is appropriate. Permits a court to issue a search warrant for a firearm possessed by an individual believed to be mentally ill and dangerous. Allows an individual whose firearm has been seized and retained to petition the court for review of the retention order once every six months. Authorizes a court to order a firearm retained by a law enforcement agency to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of after five years. Makes conforming amendments. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the commission on mental health.)
Current Status:
In Committee - first House
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