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Senate Bill 431 Printer's Number 412

PENNSYLVANIA, March 14 - PRINTER'S NO. 412

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA

SENATE BILL

No.

431

Session of

2023

INTRODUCED BY SANTARSIERO, CAPPELLETTI, KEARNEY, HAYWOOD,

STREET, FONTANA, COLLETT, KANE, TARTAGLIONE, COMITTA, COSTA,

L. WILLIAMS, MUTH AND DILLON, MARCH 14, 2023

REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MARCH 14, 2023

AN ACT

Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania

Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous

articles, providing for safe storage of firearm when residing

with a person not to possess a firearm; and imposing

penalties.

The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

hereby enacts as follows:

Section 1. Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated

Statutes is amended by adding a section to read:

§ 6143. Safe storage of firearm when residing with a person not

to possess a firearm.

(a) Storage requirements.--A person who owns a firearm and

resides with a person who cannot legally possess a firearm shall

secure the firearm:

(1) with a device that, if installed on a firearm and

secured by means of a key or a mechanical, electronic or

electromechanical combination lock, prevents the firearm from

being discharged without first deactivating or removing the

device;

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